Grab your coffee, or a glass of wine. Sit down. You’re in for a treat. We want you to get comfortable because we have a lot to say. And we have a lot of beautiful photos to show you of this gorgeous Southlake contemporary luxury home at 1312 Fanning Street in The Reserve of Westwyck Hills.
Builder Cary Hy has created a wonderful 7,572-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-full-and-one-half-bath family home on a private cul-de-sac. Hy has been building in Northeast Tarrant county since 1990. He won the 2004 City of Southlake Residential Builder of the Year award and has used a level of detail in this home that is exceptional.
“It’s unlike anything out here,” listing agent Tracey Chamberlin of Ebby Halliday said. “It’s contemporary from the minute you walk in to the minute you leave. Although we are calling this house contemporary, the use of walnut accents throughout the home serve to create a very warm feeling.
The open-plan family area is flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap the first floor, as well as 10-foot-tall glass and steel doors that open to the pool. It’s reminiscent of loft living as you can really see everything at a glance.
One of the most commanding features is the magnificent walnut accent wall in the family room. It isn’t just elegant, it’s also functional, as Hy added a clock. Very clever.
The kitchen is a clean-lined world of white with an island of walnut topped with marble. The built-in counter area of the island is wrapped with leathered granite. A Wolf five-burner gas cooktop with a Wolf steamer, Sub Zero refrigerator, and a plumbed Miele coffee maker mean you’ll be turning out gourmet meals in no time.
Another arresting feature is the glass-enclosed wine closet, conveniently located between the kitchen and the walnut staircase. It’s a brilliant concept and just imagine — you can easily spot how low you are on Champagne and immediately solve the problem.
We’re happy to see the home theater on the first floor. It makes sense to keep public spaces on the main level, and with a media area like this, there will be a lot of entertaining. An adjoining game room with a wet bar opens onto the pool.
Although you may never have considered a craft room to be important, it makes life a lot easier. This one has absolutely all the bells and whistles, meaning a computer station, a sink, a huge island, tons of storage, and natural light. Inside this room, all of the school projects can be contained — glue and glitter are isolated, and potential volcanic science projects are not exploding on your dining table. Placing it on the first floor is another genius idea. We’ve seen so many on third floors, and who wants to schlep anything that far?
The first-floor master and sitting area also overlook the lush backyard and pool. There are separate his-and-hers closets with custom-designed cabinets. The ladies closet has a huge island with built-in hampers, a jewelry cabinet, and a glass display with LED lighting. You could seriously be happy in here for hours, especially if you grab Champagne from that gorgeous wine closet on your way in.
The second level has three bedrooms and an additional living and game area, so it’s perfect for keeping all the kids entertained upstairs. There is also a finished-out attic, which is not included in the square footage.
The exterior is as spectacular as the interior. That’s not just any old pool. It was custom-built by the family-owned Claffey Pools. They have been in business for 25 years and have won more awards than we have room to print. This is an ozone pool that is 60 feet long with a 10-foot-long spa.
If you’re not swimming, you can enjoy the outdoor fireplace and two covered living areas that have Phantom motorized screens. There are two uncovered living areas as well. Roast marshmallows over the fire pit safe in the knowledge a Mosquito Nix system will keep you comfortable and an outdoor audio system will keep you even happier. An outdoor kitchen means no need to have wet feet wandering inside. The entire property is surrounded by an IPE wood privacy fence so no one is going to know if you are trying to lose those tan lines.
All of this for the stunning price of only $2.68 million. We know for a fact Chamberlin has had an amazing response since listing the property last week so give her a call before it’s gone!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com