Designed by Dallas Architect David Stocker this home has a look and feel of Santa Barbara by the ocean, Madrid, or the Tuscan countryside. Situated on a 3 acre tree shaded Bluffview lot that has the look and feel of an exclusive resort; you will feel like you are in a place that is in the country and far removed from the hustle and flow of the city. The massive grounds of this property with its serene sloping landscapes and abundant canopy of mature shade trees will transform you in much the same way that a trip to an enchanted vacation spot does. Activities available on the property include a large pool and cabana for swimming, a 9 hole putting green and pitching area complete with a sand trap for brushing up on your short game, a rose garden for reflection and appreciation of nature’s beauty and horse stables for the equestrian lover. From the moment you pass through the security gate on to a winding crushed granite driveway and walk up the natural stone sidewalk to the front door you will feel like you are in your very own paradise found.
The main house is configured in a U-shape with 12 foot ceilings in the main living areas and a two-story great room. The back wing of the house has 4 bedrooms and is two-stories with a third floor loft. All the bedrooms have walkways out to the grounds in the back of the home which include a mature rose garden, guesthouse, putting/pitching green, pool/cabana and horse Stables. The horse stables are original to the land when it was part of a farm and are estimated to be over 100 years old. There’s also a grazing pen next to the Stables for the special equine in your life.
The flow of the house is beautifully designed by architect David Stocker and takes full advantage of the generous grounds. Enter through an 8 foot solid oak door with limestone surround into a living/dining area with 12 foot ceilings, rich dark stained scored concrete floors and a ceiling with wood beam rafters and natural stained pine decking. There is a large limestone surrounded fireplace on one end of the entry area and a wonderful view to an outdoor piazza in the center of the main house. Off the front living room to the west is a game room that would also make a perfect library or a master bedroom addition with views out to the pool and cabana. Past the dining room there is a butler’s pantry complete with an espresso bar, walk-in pantry, a built-in breakfront that flows to a large open kitchen area. The kitchen has an oversized center island/breakfast bar that seats 4, top-of-the-line Viking overhead draft, a Viking eight burner gas oven and stove, a Mielie steamed vegetable cooker, microwave built-in subzero stainless refrigerator with glass doors, and a below counter separate subzero freezer with two sections. Off the kitchen is a circular breakfast area that is defined by a large seven-section bay window with views out the tree shaded sloping front grounds that essentially are the owners own private park grounds. The kitchen area has French terra-cotta tile and there is a study with well designed built-ins that flows through to the two car enclosed garage +2 car open carport. Off the kitchen there is a large covered porch that looks out to the pool and an out door piazza.
The main living area is a dramatic two-story great room off the kitchen/breakfast area that has a cathedral style flying buttress ceiling, large plank distressed medium stained oak hardwood floors, wet bar, wood-burning fireplace and a dramatic two-story candelabra. There are floor to ceiling custom glass windows/doors on both sides of the room that bring in an abundance of natural light along with a dramatic round second story atrium window and 5 second story atrium windows above the glass doors. The wet bar has a four seat breakfast area along with a unique elongated custom undercounted sink and separate fridge with ice maker.
The downstairs bedroom area has three bedrooms and an oversized utility room with sink and built-ins. One of the downstairs bedrooms has its own bath while the other two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views out to the putting green and grounds. The children’s baths have unique sea foam green Jerusalem marble floors with a wall of River rock in the separate tub/shower area.
The second floor is the owner’s retreat with a well appointed study. The master bedroom has vaulted ceiling and a porch that looks out to the main courtyard as well as a back porch that leads out to a stairs to the pool cabanas area. The separate his and her baths have walk-in closets each has its own unique shower with multiple heads unique natural stone materials. There is a third-floor hobby/game room.
The pool cabana area has a covered trellised porch area with the gas grill, oversized pool, and stucco cabana/guest house that is built to an equal quality to the main house. The cabana has travertine floors, a row of custom oversized sliding glass doors out to the pool, a bedroom, closet with icemaker and a full bath. The shower has river rock walls and there are great views back to the pool and courtyard. This area truly forms the heart and soul of the property and is meant to be used and enjoyed for much of the year.
A home and grounds that is so unique that it defies comparison and must be experienced to be fully appreciated.