It’s not often you see a house as beautifully photographed as 7015 Currin Drive. When it popped up on our screen this week, we dropped everything and called listing agent Pete Ryan with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International to find out more about this three-bedroom, two-full-and-two-half-bath, camera-ready home in north Preston Hollow. It turns out the $927,500 impeccably renovated ranch has had so much press Kim Kardashian would be envious. Since 2015, the 1953 home has been featured in Domino, Bungalow, and Dallas Child magazines.
Now this star is on the market.
Brooke Cariker Inabnett and her husband, John, moved in six years ago as newlyweds. They loved the light pouring through the 3,551-square-foot house, the flow, and the huge backyard. They also knew they could put their own style stamp on it.
Brooke is a designer and owner of The Interior Stylist, which explains the home’s natural appeal to magazines. It was not, however, always picture perfect.
“We renovated the sun room almost immediately,” Brooke said. “It was sunken and felt detached from the rest of the house. So we raised the floor and carried the coffered ceilings through from the family room.” Then they wisely stepped back and lived in the house a few years to see how they would actually use the space.
As the family grew she designed a bold enclosed built-in for the informal living area. With two young daughters, it’s the perfect way to conceal toys and books. Most of the home is painted white or pale gray to enhance the play of light in the home. “It’s hard to find a ranch home that is this open and bright,” Brooke said.
The couple then transformed their formal living and dining areas, spaces people seldom use. “We separated the two rooms and turned the living room into a home office,” Brooke said. “I knew I wanted the house to be light and bright, but I wanted this space to be more masculine and moody because I share it with my husband.”
She chose a Benjamin Moore gray, Rocky Coast, in a high gloss for the built-ins and an eggshell for walls. The existing fireplace mantle was brought up to date with a coat of high gloss black paint. A pocket door, John’s clever idea, leads to the former dining space. “We added a half bath, a mud room, and a laundry room in that area,” Brooke said.
Back to those photos. Three different photographers contributed to the listing. Regan Jobe shot the MLS photos. With her experience in design, Brooke understood better than most that the first impression is crucial. So she obtained permission from photographers Emily Hart of Nina & B Photography and Natalie Pitts to add some of their images from the Domino photo shoot to the listing photography.
Of course as a Realtor, Ryan knew this was a great opportunity to showcase the house. When you photograph homes for a magazine, you aren’t just showing architectural features, you’re imparting a sense of the lifestyle and creating an emotional connection. That emotional connection is what really seals the deal on a home sale as well.
If you’re looking for an eye-catching, camera-ready home, you’re in luck — Ryan is having an open house this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.