Rarely do we come across a home that is an urban contemporary through and through. So color us thrilled when Virginia Cook Realtor Angela Downes reached out to us about this white hot contemporary in North Dallas. Not only that, but this home, situated north of Preston Trails Golf Club and west of Preston Road, is inside the Dallas city limits, but located within the boundaries of Plano ISD.
And the spaces inside this home, with their soaring ceilings and huge windows, are a breath of fresh air. It’s no wonder then that we’ve named this artful urban contemporary our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. There’s so much to love in this luxurious, clean-lined home that we cannot wait to show you.
First, let’s appreciate the curb appeal at 17712 Cedar Creek Canyon Drive in the subdivision of Harbord Oaks Estates. The stucco and grassy front lawn is shaded by the canopy of trees. There’s tons of greenery all around the landscape, keeping the bright white exterior from searing your corneas in the light of day. You’ll also appreciate the standing-seam metal roof and cladding, which goes so perfectly with the dark framed windows.
Inside, through the custom pivot-hinged front door, the two-story spaces are a breath of fresh air. You could easily fill the entertaining spaces of this 6,027-square-foot, seven-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home and still have plenty of breathing room.
JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE WALLS! If you collect art, you’ll appreciate all of the readily available space to display your treasury. Not only that, but the indirect light provided by the wall of windows facing out to the pool means that you’ll rarely have to turn on a light during the day.
“This modern home breaks all myths, with its welcoming floor plan and incredible floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a very private, landscaped yard with pool,” Downes notes. “Clean, sweeping lines throughout create an immense feeling of space and breathing room.”
We have to agree, and thanks to the stained concrete floors, stark neutral color scheme, and plentiful space, you can easily make this home your own. Imagine hosting a jazz quartet in that two-story living area, with your guests mixing up cocktails and lounging on the floating hearth next to the fireplace. The party can easily float outdoors past the bar area, or through the dining room.
Though it was built in 1988, the floor plan and finish-out of this home is surprisingly current. I love the kitchen cabinetry and the open family area. It’s perfect for today’s lifestyle, and again, the concrete floors are absolutely stunning.
The two-story master suite doesn’t pull any punches, either. It comes complete with an enormous master bedroom with windows looking out into the backyard, an exercise loft separated by the bedroom by glass, a two-sided fireplace, a sauna, and perhaps the most advanced toilet ever made.
Yeah, you read that right.
The subtle, sculptural style of Toto’s Neorest 700H integrated toilet and washlet seat will add elegance to any bathroom while maximizing comfort and luxury in personal hygiene. The Neorest 700H (MS992CUMFG#01) is a universal-height, dual-flush toilet and washlet in glistening cotton white. This electronic washlet, combined with a toilet, includes a variety of advanced settings, such as front and rear warm-water cleansing with controls for adjusting temperature, pressure, and pulsating or oscillating spray modes. It also has a heated seat with temperature control, automatic air deodorizer, a hands-free and temperature-adjustable warm-air dryer, easy-to-use remote control, auto flush, auto open/close of the lid, and a pre-mist function that sprays the toilet bowl before each use, which is a design element proven to help remove waste 80% better than a dry bowl.
Downes called it the “Rolls Royce of toilets.” I think this is one of those appliances that could save a marriage.
The home features an additional home office, an upstairs living area, a huge laundry and utility room, and a sparkling pool.
Downes has listed 17712 Cedar Creek Canyon Dr. for $1.395 million. The HOA dues for the community, which includes a 24/7 gated security presence and maintenance of common areas, are $1,950 quarterly.