When you can score an award-winning home, constructed by one of the best builders in Texas, move fast. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a gorgeous Bluffview soft contemporary that was built by Phillip-Jennings. It’s also Phillip Fristoe’s (the Phillip in Phillip-Jennings) home.
Remember how often I tell you that homes owned by a builder, architect, or designer are deal sealers?
Allison Seidler Interiors is the genius behind the design. Seidler was awarded the ASID, Texas Chapter Legacy of Design Winner for a residence over 5,000 square feet. If you don’t know anything about the design world, trust me, this is a very big deal.
This impressive 6,873-square-foot, Bluffview soft contemporary at 4407 Pomona Road was one in which Fristoe pulled out all the stops. “It has everything,” Fristoe said. “My wife and I spent an inordinate amount of time thinking through what we wanted in this home. I started working on a features list, and it’s daunting.”
It’s not just a beautiful home. It’s also fully automated with a state-of-the-art home security system, a Nuvo Wi-Fi accessible sound system, and a resort-style backyard.
There are a lot of impressive features in this home, but the hands-down favorite has to be the 11-foot-tall sliding glass doors. The entire back of the house, which includes the family room, master suite, and kitchen nook, all look onto the pool. When the doors are open, the backyard becomes an extension of the house.
“This is the most connected outdoor-indoor living we have ever had,” Fristoe said. “On a nice day, it’s amazing. We have a large screen over the doors in the family room, so regardless of the weather, we can still lower the screen and open the doors. The core of the house functions beautifully for family life. It’s where everyone wants to be. Even when our girls are outside, we have super visibility. We get the benefit of this space every day. It’s definitely a feature I’ll build again in our next home.”
When you have an extraordinary feature like these doors, you have the added ability to enjoy the interior when you are outside. “We did a neutral base and pops of color,” Seidler said. “Having all those doors open allows you to see the pops of color inside and out.
European laminate cabinetry was custom built for the kitchen and that oversized quartz waterfall kitchen island looks like the perfect place to park yourself for a party.
One of Fristoe’s favorite pieces is the Turco panel in the bar area. “It’s a piece of art,” Fristoe said. “ We saw it in a showroom, in a much larger format, and asked if it could be custom tailored. It was treated with a coat of polyurethane to endure any wine splashes.”
Seidler added glamor and elegance into the home in some unexpected ways. The dining room’s coffered ceilings got kicked up a notch with Phillip Jeffries mixed metal embellished wallpaper, along with the addition of a satin brass circular LED chandelier. You’ll see a lot of incredible ceiling detail in this Bluffview soft contemporary.
The home has exquisite finish-out in every area. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you discover the onyx sink in a powder bath or the leather-finish limestone inlay in the foyer. “This house is like the Ferrari of finish out,” Fristoe said.
For newcomers, Bluffview is one of those neighborhoods you have to see to believe it actually exists in Dallas. You’d swear you are on the East Coast, but you are minutes from downtown and Love Field.
“I love this neighborhood,” Fristoe said. “The streets are not busy. People are constantly outside, walking their dogs and running. It’s a unique neighborhood in that sense. It’s also very quiet which you don’t expect with Love Field nearby, but the planes are routed parallel to the neighborhood.”
The home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder baths, a playroom, a home gym, and more bells and whistles than you can even imagine. Be sure to ask Compass Real Estate’s Amy Detwiler for that features list. Detwiler has this luxury Bluffview soft contemporary listed for $3.449 million.
There will be a broker tour Tuesday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Want to see more photos? Click here.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and Tudor and Midcentury Modern homes, and any house designed by Clifford Hutsell knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com