“Drink your juice, Shelby.” That’s the line stuck in my head after a lively debate by high-rise columnist Jon Anderson and well, just about everyone else. The quip, of course, is from the 1989 movie Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts, Sally Field, and a star-studded ensemble cast. And while I have the southern drawl of that line on the brain, I came across these three homes in the suburbs that draw some signature southern inspiration. After all, pink is my signature color.
3000 Saint Germain in McKinney
Address: 3000 Saint Germain Drive, McKinney
5 bedrooms, 5 baths
6,260 square feet
This is a lot of house for $675k! Todd Tramonte with Market Experts Realty has listed this huge Eldorado custom home that’s got a backyard guest house to boot. “The moment you walk through the custom front doors you’ll feel the open floor concept with high ceilings, elaborate custom molding, hardwood floors, and massive artist-designed living room fireplace,” Todd says. The chef’s kitchen has custom granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including double ovens, dishwasher, built-in microwave, and built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator. The backyard oasis features an outdoor kitchen and fireplace on the covered patio that overlooks the pool, spa, and fountains. The guest house or in-law suite has a full kitchen and bathroom.
1303 Green Tree Lane in Duncanville
Address: 1303 Green Tree Ln, Duncanville
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
4,290 square feet
Listing agent Jan Davis with Ebby Halliday Southwest Dallas and Ellis County says, ‘Bring your decorator touches and make this beauty shine again” for this custom built home. The formal dining features an original crystal chandelier with 191 lead crystal orbs by Christoph Palme, whose designs are featured in the East Room of the White House. There’s plenty of storage in the ample kitchen with a two-story wall of windows overlooking the treed backyard. I know folks are quick to paint over wood paneling but look at the intricacy of the built-in cabinet doors. Gorgeous. Plus the kitchen ceilings are pretty fab too.
1319 Wentwood Drive in Irving
Address: 1319 Wentwood Drive, Irving
5 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,514 square feet
Listing agent Lisa Wyatt of Keller Williams Central points out this 1960-built home has a flexible, family floor plan where the master can be up or down, depending on your lifestyle. The kitchen features granite countertops with plenty of counter space and stainless steel appliances, including a new refrigerator, dishwasher, and gas cooktop with double ovens. The kitchen was part of 2019 renovations that included new windows, tile, and carpet, as well as bath updates, including subway tile, vanities, fixtures, mirrors, floor tile, and hardware.