Midway Hollow is beyond hot. With a wide variety of styles from hip midcentury moderns and classic ranch homes to cozy cottages, there is something for everyone, and it seems almost every street comes with a new amenity — a construction crew. If a home is not being renovated, it’s being razed. Builders are everywhere, and the range of price points is dizzying. When I heard about this Midway Hollow contemporary, I could not wait to share it because it’s just a cut above what you typically find anywhere. And that’s because Carolyn Isler, owner of Isler Homes, took it down to the foundation and rebuilt it.
If you are not familiar with Isler, I’m not surprised. Park Cities residents tend to pass her name along from friend to friend.
“She specializes in high-end new construction and remodels,” Briggs Freeman listing agent Meredith Ferrell said. “She’s been in business a very long time and has an unbelievable reputation in the community.”
So how did Isler get to Midway Hollow? Simple. Her son purchased a home, and of course, what’s better than a mom that can renovate your house? As she was working on her son’s home she spotted an opportunity, and before you know it was reinventing 9941 Elmada Lane.
“The house is virtually new construction,” Ferrell said. “The ceiling was raised, a second story added, and interior walls removed.” And of course, Isler put the same attention to detail and her incredibly high-end finish-outs into this home that she uses on multi-million dollar properties.
You’ll find Calcutta gold marble, satin brass hardware, Schumacher wallpaper, and midcentury vintage Sciolari light fixtures in the mix, as well as enough high-end appliances to make you actually want to cook!
This impeccable Midway Hollow contemporary is perfect for a large family with 2,841 square feet, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study and room to roam as it sits on a large 88-foot-by-118-foot lot.
“It’s a very clean-lined, open-concept style of house,” Ferrel said. “A wall of French doors overlook the large backyard with an eight-foot cedar fence and detached bonus room, perfect for a playhouse or studio.”
Isler is a builder that understands no one wants to see a vacant home. She had Scout Design Studio put their magic to work in this Midway Hollow contemporary.
“This is a unique opportunity,” Ferrell said. “Isler does not generally do speculative homes.” And at a list price of $819,000, frankly, this is a steal!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com