Josh Nimmo-Designed Modern Country Home in Keller

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In the world of modern, sustainable architecture, Josh Nimmo‘s work gets top billing in our region. His designs can be spotted in some of the most sought-after locations, from gorgeous townhomes in East Village to the M Streets and beyond. So I was rather perplexed to see one of his designs — an incredible one — in Keller of all places.

However, this High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans works so well in this environment that my initial surprise faded rather quickly. Truly, it’s a modern country estate, as described by listing agent Ed Murchison of Virginia Cook Realtors.

“The homeowners have really embraced a thoroughly modern lifestyle to go with their cool modern home,” Murchison said. “They have planted what they call a ‘food forest’ surrounding the house and are growing fruit trees, raspberries, strawberries, and garden vegetables — true farm to table, or actually, front door to table.  You can’t get more fresh or modern than that!”

This home is perfect for outdoor living, and the more than 1.5 acres makes this home feel private enough to eschew window coverings all together, especially in the almost fishbowl-like living areas, which have views to the front and rear of the 2,777-square-foot home. Truly, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom modern stunner at 744 Bandit Trail in Keller does a great job of redefining what a ‘country home’ looks like.

 

When bringing the outdoors in, continuity is key, so color us happy to see so many different wood tones and beautiful Tigerwood walls that seamlessly blend exterior spaces back inside. The two walls of glass on either side of the open-plan living/dining room might give you more entertainment than the TV mounted on one side. Also, you can see an adorable modern fort built just outside — a bonus for kids!

This home has excellent flow between rooms, with no space wasted on hallways, and all rooms feature sliding glass doors that open to a private outdoor space with views of the nearby oak grove. Of course, we’re lusting after that midcentury modern-style freestanding fireplace in the living room. It definitely adds some eye candy to the space without overpowering it. 

In the kitchen you’ll find double ovens and a glass cooktop built into the spacious eat-in island. The glossy white cabinetry keeps the space light without competing against the beautiful wood floors, Tigerwood walls, and floor-to-ceiling glass. Come inside from harvesting edibles from your food forest and create anything your heart desires right here. Of course, if you can’t find it in the backyard, you’re just minutes from Whole Foods, Central Market, and Trader Joe’s.

“The split bedroom arrangement is perfect for privacy,” Murchison said. “The master features a large, custom walk-in closet with ample storage, and a spacious master bath. Each of the other three bedrooms features it’s own bathroom.”

As with many homes, there’s a lot that you can’t really see in pictures, including a 900-square-foot basement level with a laundry/mudroom and dumbwaiter to haul up your groceries. If you’re an artist or artisan, you’ll absolutely love this space.

“The lower level features a garage and work shop wired for 220V for your large wood-working equipment,” said Murchison. “This home is perfect for the cool, hip family that expects more than a cookie cutter house to call home. In a prime location in Keller, this home offers privacy, style, and great schools — a hard combination to find!”

Muchison is offering 744 Bandit Trail in Ratner Estates for $895,000. 

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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