This Preston Hollow Mediterranean Features Many a Secret Surprise Inside

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From the exterior, 6047 Woodland looks like an elegant, Beverly Hills-style stucco Mediterranean of smooth beige with cream accents. The yard is beautifully manicured with an an occasional palm. Typical Preston Hollow manse, right? Yawn.

But walk inside, and that’s where the “typical Preston Hollow home” look ends. Right out the door it goes. The home is alive with open spaces, a million hidden details, secret doggie doors, and more refrigerators than Imelda Marcos had shoes or Donald Trump has toupees.

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The home was built in 1991, but current owners completely remodeled the interiors for a very different effect in 2013/2014. Geoffrey Grant of Geoffry Grant Custom Homes (built in The Creeks of Preston Hollow, and all over Preston Hollow) came over and gutted several rooms, from the foyer to the kitchen. He ripped out the tired marble floors and substituted rich wood. The entire staircase was replaced with a unique stairwell, including beautiful balusters and balustrades.  All doors and windows are new, and even the exterior stucco and real slate roof are new. The home is essentially as close to brand new as you can get without going through the pain of building a home.

I’m going to talk about the Elephant in the Room right now: yes, the master is upstairs. There was a time when I did not want to see a home with a master downstairs. When was that? When my children were little. I do not understand how parents of small children can sleep at night with the little ones upstairs, alone. When my grand daughters come to our house, they sleep in a bassinet in my bedroom, right next to me! We slept on the same floor as our kiddos until they were teens. Then, I moved them upstairs and never wanted to see them again!

Also, having that master upstairs — gives you so much more room for party flow downstairs.

Walk into that new foyer and you see a large dining room on your left, a huge living room (15 by 20) on your right that has been opened to the sunken family room with lit step, all linked by a large, old-fashioned, walk-in bar built last year.

Oh this home is PURRFECT for entertaining!

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The bar surface is a stunning crushed concrete, since the owner is in the biz. There is a wine cooler and fridge, ice-maker, drawer-style dishwasher for glasses, TV, sink and storage galore. The step-down to the family room is well-lit and defines the space. And check out those ceilings!

The library is 15 by 19, located in the east wing, and covered in washed wood with shelves, bookcases, even a hidden doggie door in one cabinet!

The kitchen — opulent! The cabinets are new washed oak Wood Mode and the counters are granite. The  home has an oversized Wolf stove with vent hood and tile backsplash. There are double sinks, a huge stretch of Sub Zero and more dishwashers — two of the pull out type, one regular across from the sink. There is a second wine cooler (because we never want to walk too far for our wine!), a large pantry and butler’s pantry to the dining room.
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Upstairs are four large bedrooms and huge laundry –the master is 20 by 20 with a fireplace, a morning coffee kitchen, and balcony. You don’t get all that with a first floor master! There are three full baths (one is Jack and Jill). As you can imagine, the master bath is a spa experience. The huge bathtub overlooks not just the back yard but has a built-in gas fireplace box. I am not kidding: with it there, you have room enough for a massage table, without it you have room for two tables!
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The children’s bedrooms are also large (15 by 17) and one room features it’s very own HVAC zone, which would make it perfect for a child with allergy issues.

There is an exercise room with mirrored walls on the third floor.

You may be wondering, how large is this home? Only 6783 square feet. But! There is a 996 square ft an apartment over the garage, both reachable by a covered walkway from the home. The garage itself is as clean as an operating room with a coated floor, work bench and more storage.

Then there is the pool, flanked by a large round spillover spa on the northern edge. All rebuilt in 2014 with travertine decks and patios. The beautifully landscaped lot feels like a resort with stone fountains of bubbling water. But you will never be attacked by a bug: a MosquitoNix system sees to that.

It’s obvious that the owner went a little overboard last year when remodeling: hidden extras include ipad controls for the AMX system, LED lighting (saves a ton on electricity, costs a fortune to install), 12 music zones, 70 inch TV screens, 5 HVAC zones in the main house, FIVE!, Lutron controls and a security system that you won’t want to mess with. Not to mention the home is in one of the best locations in Preston Hollow on one of the most coveted streets.

Did I tell you the price has been reduced $100k? From $2,395,000 to $2,295,000.

Listed with Ira Archer and Irmgard Arthur at Allie Beth Allman, and this home will be held open every single weekend in August, including this weekend. I think it’s a striking deal for the street, the amenities, and the location. And it’s even pre-inspected! If you are really in need of an elevator, just call Joe Williams at Elevating Systems and he will find a space — the man is a genius at getting us upstairs!
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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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