Sitting on roughly a half-acre, this home has plenty of space for kids or grandkids to roam. It’s definitely a luxury in this property within the gated Enclave community in Las Colinas. If you’re just checking in, this is the second of three we’re featuring as part of our March 9 Staff Meeting event at the Enclave in Las Colinas that circles the Four Seasons resort and golf club. Click here to see what you’ve missed.
This home at 4774 Byron Circle is more English mixed with a bit of gothic (Map). Listed with Keller Williams Luxury Member Leigh Ann Barrick for $2.85 million, this 2003 home contains 6,690 square feet encompassing five bedrooms with five full and one half bathroom … 14 rooms in total.
Entering the home into the double-height foyer you get views into the formal dining room and a tease of view through the gothic-inspired window in what’s used as a music room. There’s a sense of grandness but not of complete openness … visitors will have to move into the home to uncover its secrets.
Next to the music room is the living room and kitchen. Definitely an entertaining space for guests to gather and mingle. Everyone wants to be close to the kitchen, right? To keep the drinkers (me) away from the chef, there’s a wet bar to slake your (my) thirst.
And it’s a heck of a kitchen. Countertop space galore with an equally impressive amount of storage. Double Wolf ovens and a six-burner range top … everything I could dream of. Especially once you turn around.
From another angle you can see even more counter space, the de rigueur Sub Zero and the walk-in pantry. Off to the right there’s a glimpse of another food prep area/butler’s pantry. This is a kitchen I wouldn’t feel a slave to. I bet you’re thinking you want a trendy white kitchen, right? Well, in the history of kitchens, wood cabinets are a classic while white is definitely a trend. The cabinet doors are classically neutral without falling into the Shaker cliché.
This home features two master suites. I like this one better. I don’t NEED a fireplace, but I like this one. Very classic without being cartoon-y. Plenty of windows and a doorway that leads out to one of the patios. I’d probably change the window treatments and put in wood floors with a nice rug, but otherwise, I’m good.
What’s the view from the master bedroom? This. Lots of trees, a little golf course and a stream running across your view. Remember this is a double lot? See how far the fence is from the house … especially to the left. I don’t know about you, but I see kids (well, me) hopping the fence and racing boats in that stream. Need more water? Throw in a pool … you have half an acre after all.
The master bath is as large as my first apartment … and that’s OK. Note the distribution of space here. While both seem to have the same size vanity, you just know that whole back makeup area is literally no-man’s land. 🙂
The rest of the bath offers a jumbo shower and a step-up bathtub. The gothic-arched windows give a bit of castle feel. The perfect setting for a watery game of Lords and Ladies. Unseen is a massive walk-in closet, ‘natch. If you want to see the other master suite, you’ll just have to come to the March 9 event.
I suppose since the master of the house gets a little gypped in bathroom vanity and closet space, this office makes up for it. Its woodiness is often thought of as garlic to the ladies. Now I wouldn’t place the desk facing the wall (unless I had been a bad boy) when there’s such a nice view out the windows. I expect that’s staging.
The back of the home gives you a sense of its layout. The ground floor has a long covered patio while the main living floor has a large open terrace for catching some sun. The upper floor bedrooms have access to their private covered balcony.
It’s a lot of house, a lot of land, and a lot of enjoyment for a new owner.
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