This historic home was originally built in 1925 by a New York businessman, R. Clifford Black. It was sold in 1947 to R.P.W. Fung for $100,000, this was the highest price paid for a residential property at that time. Since then, Mesacrest has undergone many structural changes. The current owners have restored many of the original features and have added some very sophisticated and modern touches of their own. The entrance has the warmth of quarter sewn wood floors, Waterford crystal chandelier, and arched doorways that lead to the formal dining room or living room. This area, also, featu…res an old fashioned office cove. During the most recent restoration, the original house plans were found in the basement along with some of the leaded glass windows that had been removed. These windows were restored and replaced. For your convenience, there is an Otis elevator. The formal living room has quarter sewn oak floors, custom concrete beams, three window seats to enjoy the gardens, and two walk-outs to the covered patio and backyard. The main level is spacious enough for large family gatherings or a memorable setting for an event of any size. It has been said the kitchen is the heart of the home, this one is no exception. A true chef’s delight, this gourmet kitchen is sure to inspire many culinary surprises. The custom cabinets are finished with automobile lacquer in candy apple red and include an attached ladder so you can climb to reach those hard to get to shelves. State-of-the-art features include all Viking appliances, granite – stainless steel – maple counters, walk-in cooler, large pantry, desk area, two warming drawers, and heat lamp. The slate floors and gorgeous box ceiling add just the right touches to finish off this amazing room. Just a few feet away you have a fully equipped Butler’s Pantry and a casual dining room. Formal entertaining has never been easier than in this elegant dining room. The walls have been upholstered with high quality fabric and the entrance features the original carved wood doors. The upper level master retreat has a wood burning fireplace, 15×15 sitting room that overlooks the gardens, his and her baths, and walk-in closet. Her adjoining three-quarter bath features the luxury of marble floors and counters and an oversized soaking tub to ease the tension from her day. Beautifully created backyard folly is a replica of war torn European architecture. The exterior is as magnificent as the interior. The estate garden designs were based on the original plans. These gardens are documented in the Smithsonian Institute. The current owners have added covered patios with plenty of room for family and guests or……… sponsor your favorite charity event. Among the many original features on this home you will find a beautiful sun dial mounted into the chimney. This sun dial was created for the owner, Mr. R. Clifford Black by New York Architects Hart & Shape in 1928.