Inwood House of the Week: Sleek Modernism, Southern Style and Skeeters BE GONE!

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4425 Southern Front

This is a home with an “Omm” moment. It’s so beautiful, I may have to meditate to calm down. I am so impressed with the construction, materials, lines and design we just might have to cut our Maine vacation short (what’s the temp in Dallas right now? I’m freezing!) to wrap a ribbon around this house.

Wrap it up and make it home!

Alex Roostai of Dave Perry-Miller — there’s a change, Alex used to be at Allie Beth Allman — is showing off this sleek stunner by Danes Custom Homes. The builder is his uncle, Ben Roostai, whose work I have watched for years. This is a new take on transitional with a lot of bright whiteness but some very warming wood touches.

4425 Southern Foyer 4425 Southern Living and Dining 4425 Southern Dining 4425 Southern Dining and Living 4425 Southern Living 2 4425 Southern Family 4425 Southern Family 2The home has five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, and a total of 5045 square feet on on .17 acre lot. The street is Southern, 4425 Southern. Natural sunlight abounds in the home, even to skylights in the upstairs bedrooms/gameroom. But my favorite part is the back patio: its accessed through bi-fold doors and features an automated screen system.

I love Maine, and it’s about 59 degrees out right now… feels great. But guess what doesn’t feel so great? The frigging Greenheads. And the skeeters. Don’t know why, but the mosquitos of the northeast find me unusually tasty and leave me with poufy welts wherever they feast. That’s why you will find me outside with can of Raid in one hand, Off in the other. I bring the nukes. Maybe our skeeters in Dallas carry West Nile, but they sure don’t make you look like Bubble Man. Poor Bubble Man. Right now, I feel like Bubble Woman. And I am adament about having a screened in porch/patio like the one on 4425 Southern in my next house. With all these critters, it could be a life saver!

4425 Southern Kitchen 4425 Southern Kitchen 2 4425 Southern Kitchen 3 4425 Southern Breakfast 4425 Southern Breakfast 2 4425 Southern MasterWhat else do I like about this house? The floors, the flow, the juxtaposition of darker wood with the white in the living room, kitchen and master bath, the built-in coffee maker, light fixtures, the ceilings, the to-die- for master bath (Alex, I get back to Dallas, you just try getting me out of that tub!) and the room sizes rock. The master is 17 by 20! Also, there are guest quarters over the two car garage, oh yes and room for a pool.

4425 Southern Master Bath 4425 Southern Bedroom 4425 Southern Master Bath 2 4425 Southern Upstairs Bath 4425 Southern Upstairs Office Studio 4425 Southern PorchBrand spanking new construction finished just this year, asking $2,575,000. Which the good guys at Inwood Mortgage will help you pay for in a New York Minute. Just went into MLS July 2, so who knows, it may be under contract by now… or at least being seriously circled by someone who just might be out of town right now in a state that begins with an M…4425 Southern Garage 4425 Southern Backyard


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. ALS says

    Seeking the name and maker of the hardwoods. Anyone (Candy?) know? Any help will be much appreciated. The sooner, the better. The wood that was available and in-stock suddenly is no longer available or in-stock and we’re looking for alternatives. Thanks.

  2. Alex Roostaei says


    Thank you for the kind words and wonderful article. I owe you a call back, I’ll do that tomorrow!

    The floors are Quarter-Sawn white oak, they are 5″ planks. I can get the stain from the builder and pass it on.

    thank you again!

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