Luxurious Tatum Brown New Build in Culture Gulch Shines With Staging From Cindy Musgrove

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Rarely do you see a home take such fantastic advantage of a unique lot in such a special way as this luxurious transitional design from Stocker Hoestry Montenegro Architects does. Built by Approved Builder Tatum Brown Custom Homes from the finest materials, this is a home that feels so seamlessly integrated into the land that there is no beginning or end, just a timeless, elegant design that hugs one of the most sought-after spots on Turtle Creek — Culture Gulch.

When you fall for a home like this — and once you see the interiors staged by Cindy Musgrove of Blu Sky Living, you will fall hard — you want to make sure your financing is bombproof. There’s no better person to call than Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, as she’ll make sure you get the right loan to make closing a breeze.

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This home, with all of its clean lines and high-end details, was just completed at the end of last year. It sits at the end of the pond that feeds Turtle Creek, says listing agent Chad Barrett with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, and has water views from the copious windows and the cantilever terrace. There were no sacrifices made when Tatum Brown Custom Homes constructed this beauty, and the specifications read like a catalog from a luxury home supplier.

There are six bedrooms, six full and one half baths, a three-car garage and 7,031 square feet of indoor space on a lush, perfect lot in University Park. Barrett has 3615 Amherst listed for $4,994,000, which comes out to $698 per-square-foot. And let me tell you, every square foot of this home is just perfection, from the Pella aluminum-clad argon-filled crank windows that let light spill into every room to the exposed beams in the great room and the designer tile and marble counters. It’s all capped with a standing-seam metal roof and surrounded by high-quality stucco culminating in a distinct modern take on Santa Barbara-style architecture.

Not only that, but the home is perfect for days where you want to retreat and enjoy the view as well as hosting dinners and soirees to celebrate occasions big and small. The formal living and dining rooms, which are decorated just so by Musgrove, are open and airy with tons of undressed windows and smooth museum-finish walls. The floors, you’ll note, are sleek and dark-stained 3.25-inch white oak that feel warm but not over-powering. The spaces are open with wonderful flow, allowing for easy transitioning from the front of the home to the back, all the while allowing the home to capture the views just outside.

There’s a wet bar just off the main hallway that opens to the great room and connects to the wine closet, which features climate control and closed-cell foam insulation to protect your collection. The cabinetry is modern, but melds perfectly with the mirrors and glass around it, as well as the nearby gas fireplace that is encased in rustic stone.

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The kitchen is just huge and opulent feeling, with an enormous slab of marble capping the over-sized island. Designer pendant fixtures hover above, adding a touch of glamor to the space. I love the traditional Shaker-style shapes of the cabinetry and the modern brushed stainless drawer and cabinet pulls. The absence of cabinets around the six-burner Wolf range is truly brilliant design, and allows the vent hood and herringbone tile backsplash to stand out. It’s also practical for the home chef, as you’ll never have to worry about a bubbling sauce damaging your cabinetry. I speak from experience, folks!

There’s a breakfast area just off the kitchen, that benefits from the beautiful views of the pond in Culture Gulch, and you can access the side yard from the patio door nearby. Whether casual dinner or doing homework, this is a spot you’ll enjoy for hours and hours on end.

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All of the bedrooms are on the second floor, and master suite has a balcony with private-feeling water views. You’ll appreciate that the utility room is also upstairs, so you won’t be lugging any laundry baskets down any stairs. Of course, as you can expect with a Tatum Brown Custom Home, the master suite is just exquisite. The vaulted ceiling features exposed beams and the most glamorous gilded chandelier ever it is truly a stunning space. The master bath is just as breathtaking, with a large double vanity capped in marble with designer sinks, marble tile floors, an immense jetted tub, and a huge frameless glass-enclosed shower with even more marble.

There are other conveniences you’ll appreciate besides the upstairs utility room, too. The whole home is wired for the latest in home security and audio, with technology that allows the doorbell to ring your phone, as well as 7-zone climate control and tankless hot water heaters. There are eco-friendly details, too, such as open-cell foam insulation to create a tight building envelope to make for a more efficient home.

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Of course, we can’t leave out the plentiful outdoor spaces this home has, including the large cantilevered deck just off the great room. Just like the balcony upstairs, it has hard-wearing Ipe wood decking that will look beautiful no matter the weather conditions. There’s also a sitting area just off the kitchen that is perfect for enjoying a cup of tea (or wine!) and unwinding. And there’s the lush lawn off the dining room, too. Leuder’s limestone surrounds the home, and is the perfect foil for the stained Douglas fir siding.

In all, this is more than just an incredible home in an amazing location. This is a home that is designed and built by the best in the business, and it will truly stand the test of time. You just don’t find quality like this in such a special space too often. Tell us what you think in the comments!


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 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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