Smart, sophisticated and stylish — sounds like the perfect date doesn’t it? If this house were a woman, it would be a Texas girl of course, chic and sleek, outdoorsy and unfussy, and loads of fun. This contemporary gal is located at 6110 Meadow Road in the heart of Preston Hollow and is one of the sharpest designs we’ve seen in ages. Architect Christy Blumenfeld of Blume Architecture is responsible for the clean lines and incredibly innovative use of light.
The thing you notice immediately in this four-bedroom, five-full-and-two-half-bath home is that light. Walls of glass and huge windows bounce light off of soaring ceilings— the entry is 29 feet tall. A jaw-dropping floating staircase makes minimalist look supremely elegant, and sets the tone for the entire house.
The coolness of infused polished concrete floors and Lueders limestone walls in the great room are balanced nicely by the 15-foot-tall gray oak tongue-and-groove ceiling. French doors line one side of the room, while glass walls on the opposite side surround an informal dining area that projects out, overlooking the pool and garden, blurring the lines between inside and out and creating a real sense harmony with the natural surroundings.
That feeling continues throughout the 6,245-square-foot house with the well-designed open floor plan. A very clever use of pocket doors gives the option of closing off rooms for privacy or having an continuous flow for entertaining ease. The living room, for example, has two sets of pocket doors and can become a very intimate space or seamlessly blend into the rest of the home.
The formal dining room overlooks the garden and pool as well. The standout burnished metal fireplace is raised and set into a gridded wooden wall housing concealed cabinets.
The Bulthaup-inspired gourmet kitchen is clad in clean white laminate cabinetry that we adore. White is really the cutting edge look for kitchens today. White Corian countertops are a smart and practical choice to complete the look. Again the warm gray oak ceiling perfectly balances the coolness of all that white. A Viking six-burner gas stove top with pop-up venting makes cooking for a crowd easy.
The master suite has a private library that takes full advantage of the views and has more pocket doors to ensure sleepless nights for one are not sleepless nights for two. There are the must-have his and hers closets and bathrooms as well as a fully equipped exercise room.
Head up that floating staircase and you’ll find a 16-foot, barrel-vaulted ceiling with designer windows that spans partially over the study alcove offering tree-top views. Guest rooms are on this level as well as an informal entertaining area.
Whether you enjoy sitting by the fire wall on the deck or plunging into the lap pool, the backyard is perfection. It’s meticulously manicured and low maintenance, the best of both worlds.
Dana Rigg with Dave Perry Miller has this stunner listed for $2.75 million and like all Texas ladies, she’s worth it.