I am seeing a plethora of sleek, contemporary young beauties hitting the market now at terrific price points below $2 million. Let’s call them “dolls”. First, there was 6720 Greenwich, which is right around the bend from this baby at 12001 Browning, north of Forest, south of Willow. I think they are really giving the stucco Mediterraneans and Hill Country stone cousins a run for their money.
12001 Browning is, says Allie Beth agent Forrest Gregg, an interpretation of a 1960’s contemporary. Perhaps the one that was torn down on this very lot. The architect is Mark Domiteaux, who brought in beautiful natural light, sleek lines and fine details.
Generous family and entertaining spaces open entirely to the outdoors through sliding walls of glass, fusing the two as one. There is a spacious master suite on its very own level with a large sitting area, coffee bar, bright spa bathroom and enormous master closet. The master bathtub is a work of art, you have to see it. Nestled against the window, it has it’s own tile wall with built in shelving, gleaming like a permanent waterwall.
In all, you get 4634 square feet with formals, media room, exercise room, game room, four bedrooms, three and a half powder bath, and a separate guest quarters for privacy. The home is on a huge .34 acre lot, about one-third an acre, in a treed quadrant near Preston and Forest. Built just in 2009, there are many energy efficient features and technology tricks like electric shades, flat screen TV wiring everywhere, smart home system, and security. What there isn’t: a pool. Who needs it with that tub? Asking $1,725,000.
Can you not just see Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins and Sharon Tate floating through the doorway in their swishing boudoir gowns and pill box hats, heading to the patio, cigarette holders in hand, for a smoke? Make that an e-cigarette, please, and shut the door. There were a few things about the ’60’s we do not need to resurrect, but not many.