Monday Morning Millionaire: Can Modern Design Be Warm And Inviting? It is at 4130 Cochran Chapel

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Can a contemporary home be warm and inviting? 4130 Cochran Chapel Road certainly is!

You know me by now, right? Craftsman, yes. Tudor, no. Mid-Mod, um .. DUH!

It’s contemporary design I’ve always been on the fence about. When they are designed poorly, they are sterile, ugly spaces with oddly utilitarian — nay, institutional —finishes.

But when done well, well, they are astonishing. As my search goes on to find every house in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I can fall in love with, I’ve found a contemporary home that is warm, inviting, and just plain gorgeous. It’s 4130 Cochran Chapel, and it’s To. Die. For.

I mean, can you disagree? This one-story steel and glass work of art was built in 2002 on 3.38 lush Bluffview acres and has five bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, and a kitchen I could live in. It’s marketed by the wonderful Patricia Massey at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

What really makes it, though, is the way the floor-to-ceiling windows bring in so much natural light that you’ll forget where all of the switches are. It’s perfect for an art aficionado or an artist, even. Another thing about this house I am in love with is the maple finishes throughout. It’s almost like the floors warm up the entire home and leave it feeling cozy, not sterile.

With this house, the lucky new owner will get three living areas, two dining areas, an exercise room with panoramic views, a media room, and a game room, and then you can hang out by the infinity pool in an outdoor room. Make no mistake, this home has plenty of room!

Of course, when you’re talking about homes like this (and budgets like mine) the old adage rings true: If you have to ask how much, you can’t afford it. If you’re asking, though, sheerly out of curiosity, the price tag on this amazing contemporary home is in the neighborhood of $6.9 million.

 

To afford that, I’d have to sell a kidney and eat ramen noodles for the rest of my life.

A girl can dream, right?

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Jason says

    that's actually the daughter's bedroom. this house was featured in D Home a few years back and they had an adult child in the house with her own offspring. the under picture furniture is a modern baby crib. this house is really fantastic with a great lot and location- I just can't get past the early 90's kitchen and baths, even though they have back-lit onyx. also, they need to call Cantoni to come and get their awful furnishings out as well.+

  2. Jason says

    that's actually the daughter's bedroom. this house was featured in D Home a few years back and they had an adult child in the house with her own offspring. the under picture furniture is a modern baby crib. this house is really fantastic with a great lot and location- I just can't get past the early 90's kitchen and baths, even though they have back-lit onyx. also, they need to call Cantoni to come and get their awful furnishings out as well.+

  3. Cheryl says

    I'm loving the kitchen! So much storage, counter space and very open and light. The island vanity looks pretty cool too. I'm not always a fan of modern architecture but this one is really nice and shows off the surrounding lush landscaping with it's walls of windows.

  4. Cheryl says

    I'm loving the kitchen! So much storage, counter space and very open and light. The island vanity looks pretty cool too. I'm not always a fan of modern architecture but this one is really nice and shows off the surrounding lush landscaping with it's walls of windows.

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