Mockingbird Park Extraordinary Contemporary by Design + Development

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We featured this hot neighborhood Saturday, and today we’re sharing an extraordinary Mockingbird Park contemporary home with you.  Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s just listed 5351 Livingston, a true modern beauty designed by Paul Pedigo of Larson & Pedigo Architects.


“It’s contemporary but so warm,” Frey said. “It’s absolutely pristine and for anyone that wants a lock-and-leave lifestyle, this is about as close as you can get to that in a single-family home.

Construction was finished in 2014 by Mark Siepiela, owner of Design + Development. The 3,756-square-foot home sits on a 92-foot-wide lot. This means a generously wide footprint, which allows for a large kitchen and spacious open plan living area and two downstairs bedrooms. Siepiela used a lot of glass — Gerkin thermal break floor-to-ceiling windows and Metal Craft sliding doors – so energy efficiency is of the highest quality. That’s important with this amount of glass.

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“The light is great, even the corners are wrapped in glass,” Frey said. “The entire stair tower is enveloped in glass.” Not only does this flood the home with natural light is offers stunning views of the backyard and pool.

Those views begin the moment you enter the steel pivot front door. The only thing that completely distracts from the outdoor view is the stunning kitchen. Quartz countertops, a waterfall island, Wolf, Sub Zero, and Bosch appliances mean some serious cooking will take place here. We absolutely love the window running just above the cooktop area. What an inspired idea. The kitchen is open to a secondary living space where you can easily keep an eye on the game while whipping up dinner.

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Notice the dining area is cleverly tucked away, just off the main living area, next to the front door — and that great corner of glass windows.

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The first-floor master suite is in the east wing of the home and also overlooks the pool. The master bath has an enormous spa-like spa shower with multiple shower heads, a soaking tub, custom vanity backsplashes and a huge walk-in closet.

A second bedroom on the main floor is presently used as a smaller living area. It features a private patio and would be a wonderful home office or nursery.

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Heading upstairs you’ll find two guest suits, one with a private balcony overlooking the backyard. “There is so much light in that bedroom it could easily be an art studio,” Frey said.Extraordinary Mockingbird Park Contemporary 5351 Livingston Avenue staircase.ashx

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There are four bathrooms and a powder bath in the home. They each feature Spanish tile from Porcelanosa and they’re all exquisite.

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The home was built around the backyard and it really is the star of the show. A sleek fire pit wall and dining area ensure easy entertaining. “All the landscape is low maintenance,” Frey said. Yes, that’s Astroturf, so no lawn mowing duties!

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“The house was built for easy living,” Frey said. “Its fully automated. You can control everything from the lights and three separate HVAC zones, to the Lutron blinds and pool system.”

Easy living indeed! Where do we sign?

Brokers Open Tuesday Jan. 24 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.