I think Joanna wrote this house up back in the spring perhaps, but I needed my modern fix today. What do I do when I simply must have modern? I toodle over to Miss Claire Dewar at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s and see what’s happening.
This goddess at 4610 Wildwood was built by former Trammel Crow exec J. McDonald Williams. Williams, who was once the chairman of Trammel Crow Company and founded the Foundation for Community Empowerment and the J. McDonald Williams Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, hired Bodron+Fruit Architecture, Mesa Landscape Design, and contractor Elite Homes by John and Stephen Hardy to construct 4610 Wildwood Road in 2009. And oh construct they did. This masterpiece of contemporary architecture was built in synchrony with the surrounding Bluffview environment. Boasting Cottonwood limestone, mahogany, and copper exteriors, rift cut white oak and Gascoigne marble floors, custom cabinetry, an expansive library, a marble-clad Rumford fireplace, and 14-foot ceilings, the interiors are stunning and actually cool me down a few degrees on this oh so warm day.
This home has just under 7,000 square feet, three bedrooms, three and two half baths, four living areas, on 1.3 acres. As you can imagine, the floor plan is composed of large, open spaces with near seamless connections to the exteriors. But the home feels most inviting. Maybe it’s the 5000 volume library, the great room, Bulthaup kitchen with abundant storage and wood cabinetry, floating cabinets, the easy, spacious den, screened porch, a ground level master suite with office which is the best thing since sliced bread, the most luxurious master bath in the city, long lap pool, cabana, two guest rooms and a place for everyone to keep their weight whittled down: the exercise room.