A Perfect Hill Country Modern in Glen Abbey

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Why is this Glen Abbey Hill Country modern the perfect home? This house is what everyone wants. How do I know that?

Well, the staff at CandysDirt.com is not only busy writing, but we are also listening. If there is a real estate related Zoom conference, a GoTo Meeting, a Cisco WebEx, or a webinar of any kind, you can bet one of us is listening.

One of the things we hear constantly is that buyers are looking for a home and a community that can be all things to all family members. They want great design, space, security, nearby amenities and, of course, location

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A pivot-mounted steel and wood front gate leads to a pivot-mounted steel and glass door and that gorgeous view to the courtyard.

Years ago, Clint Murchison Sr. made his home on the land that is now the gated Glen Abbey neighborhood. If that name is not familiar, then it’s time to brush up on your Texas (and football) history. Murchison was a legendary oilman, and his son Clint Murchison Jr. founded the Dallas Cowboys. The stories about these two could easily be an award-winning Netflix series.

Suffice it to say, one of the richest characters in American history, who could hang his hat anywhere in the world, picked this land for his home.

When the family sold the land in the early 2000s (that’s another story), developers jumped on the opportunity. The location is a prime one, bordered by White Rock Creek on one side and backing up to the Bent Tree Country Club golf course on the other.

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If you are a golfing family, and new to Dallas, you should know this is where the Sarasota LPGA Classic was hosted from 1976-1988. It’s also where Nancy Lopez won not only her first LPGA tournament but also her 35th career victory. That’s the one that put her into the LPGA Hall of Fame.

So, yes, if your family loves golf you’re in luck. This Hill Country modern backs up to the fourth tee, so as soon as you sign the contract, run over and join the country club.

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Architect-Designed Masterpiece

When you look for a home in the Metroplex, always look for one designed by an architect, because they think of things most of us don’t ever consider.

SHM Architects designed this home. They are one of the go-to firms in Dallas, masters of light, and innovative use of materials. As a bonus, the seller happens to be a designer.

Remember what I always tell you about buying a home that belongs to an architect or interior designer? Do it!

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“They hit all the elements right,” Synergy Realty listing agent Lucy Noonan, with the George and Noonan Real Estate Group, said. “From the walnut floating shelves in the kitchen to the walnut and steel staircase, they nailed it. Every bit of space was thought out, and every detail covered. There are things you would never think of like an appliance cabinet in the kitchen and a luggage closet in the laundry room.”

I’m in love with this Medusa marble waterfall island.
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This Hill Country modern has 4,062 square feet. There are two master bedrooms — one downstairs and one upstairs — and a guest suite. What’s going to capture your heart, however, is the interior courtyard that greets you the moment you enter the front door. This is something SHM is known for, and an ideal way to ensure light flows through a home.

The downstairs master suite offers a view of the pond.
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Backyard Luxury Living

Harold Leidner is responsible for the gorgeous landscape design. The backyard living alone makes this Hill Country modern resort-worthy. A large covered patio and an elevated pool with a spa and water feature will make you feel like you’re at the Four Seasons.

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This Hill Country modern is crisp, clean, and on a golf course. What more can you ask for?

Noonan and partner George Troy have 65 Kennington Court listed for $2.295 million.


Karen Eubank

Karen 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 over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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