Following up on my interview with Seattle starchitect Tom Kundig, this sleek contemporary pup at 6205 Del Norte seems to have gone to an architecture school where Tom taught. The home, circa 2014, is textbook what the buyer of today wants: warm contemporary design that is light on the land — note the huge, beautiful twisty old oak in the back the house was built around? The entire back courtyard is a green garden designed to be the focus of the entire house. Well-sized at 4812 square feet square feet, this is the perfect house for a downsizing baby boomer, professional duo or even a family of four.
In fact, I want to see it!
The master is down and fabulous, and the master bath is basically a private spa. The master closet look like a boutique store and include a dressing area — both are warmed with natural wood finishes. The master even has an adjacent office. Please note, MY office is next to my master bathroom and it is the most perfect spot where you can work late and then toodle right into bath or bed. The kitchen is the center and heartbeat of this home, so much so that it is centrally located. Note the extra deep sink and commercial faucet/spray. Walls of glass bring the greenery of the outdoors in seamlessly, and the huge center marble slab island is the gathering mecca for cooking, conversation or just hanging out. All appliances are professional grade and the cabinetry is custom. What did Tom say? the kitchen is the room were food is delivered! The kitchen opens to the breakfast room and TV area with fireplace, the exact same layout Tom told us was hot on the West Coast. Then, there is the patio — say ahhhhh. In the front, the living and dining rooms are enormous with a granite-clad see through fireplace. The home features four en suite bedrooms, with one being the master, and a fifth bonus space upstairs that could be a fifth bedroom with the addition of a bath (please tell me the plumbing is in place) or a gameroom. or a giant toybox! There is also a powder room, of course. I mean, this is Dallas. The lot size is about a quarter of an acre, and I think there is room for a pool with swim jets, at the very least a spa. The price is $1,595,000, which I think is a tad bit of a reduction. Listed with Joe Gall at Ebby Halliday.