I know it’s winter and the thought of venturing north makes you zip up your metaphorical coat, but Las Colinas isn’t too far, is it? Good. Because CandysDirt.com and Keller Williams star Leigh Ann Barrick are hosting a Staff Meeting event on March 9th at three homes in the exclusive, gated Enclave community that borders the Four Seasons TPC golf course. In addition to touring these expansive homes, we’ll be treated to a presentation by Four Seasons Club Manager Jim Kern on the benefits of living in Four Seasons turf. (And I do like me some Four Seasons!)
I’ll be honest, these homes are not for me personally. As a single person, I’d rattle around in 5,000-plus square feet like Jacob Marley’s ghost. I’m also not a golfer, so while I appreciate the manicured green space they offer, I wouldn’t be dragging out my Big Berthas to make a chip shot (you’d laugh). But if you’re raising a golfing family, step right up!
The first of our trio is 4786 Byron Court. The street is named for Byron Nelson whose eponymous golf tournament is played on this course each year in May since 1986 (Map). You’d have a front-row seat and envious buddies wanting an invitation to your patio to see the action from the home’s 17th hole view. In fact, all the homes featured for this event front the 17th hole, which due to their celebratory revelry, have earned it the nickname the “party hole” during the tournament.
This Tuscan-style home is 5,090 square feet and has four bedrooms with four full and one half bathrooms. The 2001-built home is being marketed for $2.1 million.
Driving up, you see mature landscaping with a nice large shade tree along with privacy evergreens on the left evoking an Italian flare. You’ve got a three-car garage so the kids don’t have to bring Mom’s car back on empty all the time. The dyed concrete driveway gives an extra oomph of customization.
Entering the home, the first thing I notice are the Versailles-patterned stone floors. Immediately to the right is the formal dining room, but the real show is further in with the wall of glass living areas to soak up the golf course views.
The living room should be renamed the living gallery. What starts at this end with a more formal space ends waaaay down the other end with a more informal eat-in area that connects to the open kitchen. It’s the kind of space you’ll need for entertaining when tournaments are played at the golf course.
See what I mean? You’ve got a wet bar, eat-in kitchen area and the massive kitchen all facing the windows to the left. As a white-ceiling devotee, I’d paint the ceiling, but otherwise, bring on the party.
And you’ve got the kitchen firepower to handle any size party from intimate dinners to hordes of teenagers. You’ve got a ton of cabinetry here and in the pantry … and speaking of firepower, you’ve got six burners, a griddle and three … three ovens … not counting the microwave. The TARDIS to the right? That’s the jumbo fridge!
That’s right, a big ol’ Sub Zero fridge. And from this angle you can see all the windows on this side of the house that take full advantage of the golf course views. Something else you can just barely see are the dual dishwashers (lotsa people make lotsa mess). I also like that they’ve also kept the same flooring on this first floor. It just makes everything feel connected … which is kinda the point of open concept living, right?
We’re not finished “living” yet. Upstairs is the casual family room with more views and plenty of seating for informal family gatherings. Everyone can cozy up to watch a movie (with integrated sound system) or play board games next to the fireplace in the far corner. Note that while downstairs was stone, upstairs has warmer hand-scraped wood floors.
The home has two master bedroom suites. This ground-level suite takes in the views while offering plenty of space. You can tell this room was planned well. I hate bedrooms where the only place to put a bed is in front of windows. Here they’re spaced to fit a king bed between them.
This master bath has dual sinks … hers with makeup area to the left and his just peeking in from the right. There’s a separate soaking tub and walk-in shower (my favorite). The doorway in the back leads to a water closet. Of course, there’s a huge walk-in closet.
Master No. 2 is upstairs and features much the same layout and floor space (they’re stacked). Me? I’d take this one, I like being off the ground (too many years camping with the Boy Scouts).
Remember the large turret in the front of the house? The upper section is this large bathroom. Again, his-and-hers sinks, a separate bathtub,and walk-in shower with water closet. Another big walk-in closet.
The back of the home shows all the outdoor patio space that’s included. It seems that nearly every room has access to some outdoor space (a winner for me). Of course, being on a golf course is what it’s all for. Me? I’m just happy looking outside into the green world … a green world someone else mows.
I’ll leave you as I found you, with the view. Here you can see the stretch of fairway. Right below is the pool. It’s Texas for gosh sakes, we need someplace to get wet outdoors in the summer. There’s even a boxwood hedge to keep any canoodling from players’ sight.
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