The Anti-McMansion: Fabulous Open Living in Lake Highlands by New Leaf Custom Homes

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Now here is a home that could teach a few thousand builders some new tricks. A new home with smooth, clean lines, no turrets (clutching heart), no 10,000 foot ceilings, and even no “dust bunny graveyards” fake crowns. Let’s call it the “anti-McMansion”.

Indeed, I hope you are sitting down when you hear this: there is actually a front porch to encourage neighborhood conversation!

Still, 10136 Robin Hill Lane is brand spanking new construction in Lake Highlands, a huge Millennials hang out. Instead of the usual circa 1957 brick ranch, we have a farmhouse feel with a touch of Hollywood glam by one of the area’s hottest home builders, New Leaf Custom Homes.

Boasting more than 4200 square feet of family-friendly living, this home will hold it all: kids, dogs, even a mother-in-law or two! You get five bedrooms (one for each set of parents), four full baths, an office, both a media AND game room, formals and a knock out kitchen that spaciously flows from the living room.

The finish out is phenomenal, too: high (but not too high) ceilings, custom cabinetry, gorgeous contemporary light fixtures, beautiful hardwoods, and hardware.

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The master is large and airy, with a romantic fireplace, large closet and spa bath featuring a vessel tub and shower. Tile work is to-die for. There is even a built in desk.

The backyard is spacious enough for both kids and a pool, and again, both sets of in-laws.

But my favorite thing about this house is the daring lattice windows used on the front, and the charming light aqua blue door. Come on in! Fresh farmhouse meet your glam listed July 21 by Yesenia Moize with Joe Atkins Realty for $799,900. Yes, this is our Saturday $700,000… talk about a new leaf!

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2 Comment

  • That’s a mcmansion. It’s a mishmash of styles and has too many competing rooflines, which are among the primary hallmarks. But it is a better looking one, mishmashing fewer styles, so we’ll call it progress.

  • Current builders also need to figure out the an overhang is not a porch. One could barely get a chair on this one. Though I am with you on the absence of turrets.