Sometimes, I get lured in by a nice-looking drive-up and then one glance inside, I’m immediately sorry. I went through several of those today before I landed on this easy-on-the-eyes Prestonwood Estates home. Undertaken by an architect and custom home builder, this renovation takes the bones of a 1974 transitional ranch and gives them a sleek, new, modern life. The property description lists 6624 Rolling Vista Drive as a midcentury modern. It’s decidedly not. Not by a long shot. But it is a really good example of diligent attention to detail, solid craftsmanship, and a great eye.
With four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,472 square feet on an oversized lot, this Far North Dallas stunner is listed by Chris Dillard of Keller Williams for $719,000.
It took me a minute to realize that today’s Saturday Seven Hundred has a similar floor plan to last week’s featured home, complete with great sight lines, but with a very different aesthetic. Gone are the brick fireplace and Shaker cabinetry. In their place is a sleek, modern version that’s sophisticated and pleasing.
In what may be a controversial opinion, I do not, to an intense degree, like the choice of wood flooring. I find it so distracting. When flooring is throughout, and not confined to smaller spaces, I think it ought to be a backdrop, not the feature. And with all these different tones, it feels like a constant interruption.
That said, I love so much about this house. The open floor plan, the cabinetry in two tones, the light fixtures, the gray five-panel doors – they’re all great features. And together they make one great house.
This oversized hex tile as a backsplash in the chef’s kitchen is a first for me, and I adore it. Together with the asymmetrical wooden breakfast bar, it provides quite an unexpected and delightful design element. The hex tile appears in the breakfast nook, as well.
The master bedroom is bright and spacious, but it’s the master bathroom that’s truly eye-popping. It’s just gorgeous. Personally, I will never have an open shower, like this one, no matter how stunning they are. For some reason, every time I’ve used one, it looks like the Shaggy Dog has just been bathed in there. The sophistication is just not worth the clean-up. The two tone cabinetry repeats in the master bath, and the gorgeous free-standing tub comes with a great view.
I think this next space is being marketed as a second living room, but it could serve quite nicely as a guest suite, I think. Either way, the ensuite is lovely and the snack bar, handy. The secondary bedrooms and bathrooms follow suit – light, bright, and stunning.
The pool area seems … decent, but certainly not the property’s highlight. Additionally, some the less-glamorous-but-still-really-attractive features include new energy-efficient windows, a new roof, and a three-car garage with a motorized gate.