If only there were a house that suited both traditional taste and a more modern aesthetic …
Guess what? We’ve found it— a stunning Lakewood transitional.
Emily Ray-Porter with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has just listed 6787 Lakefair Circle for $1.199 million, and it’s sure to please anyone looking for the best of both style worlds in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Dallas.
Lakewood is one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, known for its great public and private schools and incredible sense of community. It’s minutes from White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. Great location and a great family home? Score!
It’s hard to find a family home that is a truly successful transitional, but when this 1952 house was renovated, the style choices did the trick, and they start at the front door. Nothing makes a statement more than a home’s entrance. This bright red double door is a nod to midcentury modern style, so fits beautifully with the origins of the home and acts as a harbinger of what you’ll find inside.
Large, open-plan rooms wrap around a central fireplace allowing for great family flow and ease of entertaining. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and one powder bath in 3,921 square feet. The thought that went into this renovation and the consideration for a busy modern family lifestyle are evident wherever you look, especially in the kitchen.
Not only is there a large marble clad island with bar seating, but there’s also a wonderful built-in breakfast nook. Of course there is the requisite Viking gas range with double oven as well as a built-in refrigerator and dual dishwashers. The open shelving and glass front cabinets are smart, stylish and let you see, at a glance, exactly what you need. A butler’s pantry connects the dining and kitchen areas.
The family room overlooks the gorgeous backyard and heated infinity pool. An outdoor living area has become a must-have and this home is a perfect example of how to create a space that suits the whole family.
In addition to that gorgeous pool there is an outdoor shower, a full kitchen with a Sub Zero refrigerator, ice maker, top-of-the-line grill, and a Big Green Egg smoker. If you want to sit quietly and contemplate life, a stocked Koi pond is the go-to Zen spot.
Ray-Porter sold this home to the present owners who are relocating due to a job change. “We had looked at many homes, but this one had the perfect, laid back yet luxurious style they were looking for,” she said. “They are a very design conscious couple with three young children. They didn’t want a cookie cutter home but something that was unique. The creek lot with the infinity edge pool really is so special. There is a staircase down to the creek with a custom fire pit. They have absolutely loved this home.”