Candy Sale of the Week, Two: I Told You This House Was Going to be More Than Wonderful, and It Is!

I posted a few shots from this house last summer, when I was first made aware of it’s awesomeness. The young builder is Leo Savino, who is building in the Park Cities under his company name, Significant Building & Construction, with the frenzy of a blue norther. 

Well, now she’s all dressed up and ready for her first date. 

They call her style Santa Barbara, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by gardens on a tidy lot that overlooks St. Michael’s School and church. The kitchen has great Viking professional appliances, gorgeous jewelry-like hardware, stone counters and a sleek, contemporary look prevailing across every inch. My personal favorite is the beautiful wall stonework that looks like a painting in the master, the great tilework and mahogany. The builder, who tells me he is a perfectionist, used hurricane-resistant glass in every window because he recalls a tornado in Dallas when he was younger. Plus his father is a physician; the OCD tendencies are genetic. He also overdid it on the sensors/disaster buttons. Whoever buys this house will know anywhere instantly if the A/C has gotten stopped up, and can monitor pressure arrestors on plumbing fixtures. (The engineering mind so at work!) He is even moving the outside AC units to a more aesthetically pleasing location because they “bother him.” But the home reveals the fruits of his obsessions: it is stunning.

You buy this house for the zero maintenance, not a spacious yard but your usual 150 by 54 foot wide UP lot. The home squeezes 4300 square feet in with a very spacious feel. There are four bedrooms, three and a half baths, three living areas, a two-car garage and outdoor kitchen living area. Listed with CC Allen at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, asking $1,650,000 which I think is just a tad bit high, but the house really is gorgeous. Go see it and tell come back here, tell me what you think!

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  • fabulous !!!! It is really a unique house snap it up

  • fabulous !!!! It is really a unique house snap it up

  • fabulous house it is really unique snap it up

  • fabulous house it is really unique snap it up

  • No, not really. Think of how hard it will be to get out of the driveway come carpool time! But the house is very well built. Bad location.

  • No, not really. Think of how hard it will be to get out of the driveway come carpool time! But the house is very well built. Bad location.

  • Too big for the lot. Over landscaped and across the street from the ESD Lower School.

  • Too big for the lot. Over landscaped and across the street from the ESD Lower School.

  • Pickup and dropoff for St. Michaels are on the north side of the school, this home is on the south side. Sunday morning chuch parking is a different matter, but is gone before lunch. Look at it this way ~ lots of parking for guests!
    Living in a house with those gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, wouldn't one want plenty of landscape as a screen from the eyes of passersby? Isn't a green view from the inside of the home preferred over views of asphalt, ,concrete, cars, and other houses? And, it would be too big for the lot if there were no yard, but there is a yard big enough for a pool.
    It's open from 2-4 today … come by and see how wonderful it is to be in this beautiful home!

    • Plus, the over-sized garage, with a gated driveway, is on the back of the home and accessed through the alley, so carpooling is never an issue at all.

  • Pickup and dropoff for St. Michaels are on the north side of the school, this home is on the south side. Sunday morning chuch parking is a different matter, but is gone before lunch. Look at it this way ~ lots of parking for guests!
    Living in a house with those gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, wouldn't one want plenty of landscape as a screen from the eyes of passersby? Isn't a green view from the inside of the home preferred over views of asphalt, ,concrete, cars, and other houses? And, it would be too big for the lot if there were no yard, but there is a yard big enough for a pool.
    It's open from 2-4 today … come by and see how wonderful it is to be in this beautiful home!

    • Plus, the over-sized garage, with a gated driveway, is on the back of the home and accessed through the alley, so carpooling is never an issue at all.

  • It is actually great to live across from a school or church, in my experience, because you can use the parking lot for overflow parking when you have parties!

  • It is actually great to live across from a school or church, in my experience, because you can use the parking lot for overflow parking when you have parties!