The Danish concept of hygge is growing in popularity in this country. Hygge (pronounced “who-guh”) is all about coziness and comfort, creating feelings of warmth, contentment, or well-being. And it makes for a perfect home environment: welcoming and wonderful!
During winter, hygge is particularly appealing. When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like an intimate evening at home with friends or family.
As temperatures drop in DFW, I’ve found three luxury homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that have plenty of hygge elements, from multiple fireplaces to snug seating areas. So curl up with a warm drink and enjoy!
EXCEPTIONAL CASTLE HILLS ESTATE WITH RICH WOOD ACCENTS
Rich hardwoods and fine millwork are just the beginning of the hygge feel in the Lewisville home at 2636 Sir Gawain Ln. in Castle Hills. This house is designed for both entertaining and family evenings. It has seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, six living areas, three dining areas, and 7,142 square feet on two stories, sitting on 0.87 acres with golf course and beautiful lake views, as well as three fireplaces.
An oversized family room is anchored by a large fireplace, and walls of windows to take in the views and wonderful covered patio area with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen. A warm and inviting kitchen features slate flooring, brick accented arched doorways opening to the den, copper farm sink, huge island, and high-end appliances. Throughout this house, there are many smaller seating areas where you can relax with a good book or chat with a friend — so very hygge.
This house is listed by the O’Gorman Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1,849,900. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Cindy O’Gorman at 972-715-0190.
CARUTH HILLS TRADITIONAL WITH INTIMATE SPACES
The handsome traditional in Caruth Hills at 7419 Colgate Ave. is full of custom stone architectural accents, beautiful hardwoods, and custom millwork. The floorplan has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, two dining areas, and 5,268 square feet on two stories, including two fireplaces.
A front sitting room with a fireplace feels comfortable and hygge, as does the back living room with its second fireplace, built-ins, and views of the backyard. This space is open to the eat-in kitchen with its commercial gas range, stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, center island, and walk-in pantry. The charmed breakfast area has views of the swimming pool, patio, and garden.
This home is listed by Bonnie Bauer and Chris Hickman with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.685 million. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Bonnie at 214-403-4444 or Chris at 214-300-8439.
AUSTIN STONE LAKEWOOD HOME WITH AMICABLE VIBE
Kick back and get comfortable in the Austin stone Lakewood house at 6722 Vanderbilt Ave. Warm hardwoods, custom millwork, and wrought iron accents help create the ambiance of this beauty, which has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, five living areas, two dining areas, and 4,545 square feet on two stories, including three fireplaces.
The front-of-the-house study has floor-to-ceiling wood bookcases and feels as comfortable as can be. Totally hygge. Hand-scraped hardwoods help make the main living area a wonderful spot for relaxing in style, with its oversized fireplace. In the kitchen, find a commercial stove and vent a hood with pot filler, as well as granite countertops, center island, and a butler’s pantry with its own refrigerator. In back, a covered patio with fireplace makes outdoor living a comfortable possibility, even in the most chilly months.
This home is listed by Janet K. Brown with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.175 million. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Janet at 214-682-0609.