A Designer’s Touch Differentiates This Move-In-Ready Preston Hollow Gem

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It’s a light, bright, breath of fresh air in the heart of Preston Hollow. Warm and welcoming. Luxe and livable. A covetable mix of space, comfort, and superlative style.

You sense a designer’s touch the moment you walk through the arched front doorway. The 5,276-square-foot property was completely updated in 2018 by Wendy Weiss Designs. Compass listing agent Taylor Cousins gave us a preview.

“The floor plan is tailor-made for a family,” she says.

“It’s designed so every room can be used and enjoyed.”

Our tour begins in the dining room. We’re immediately obsessed with the modern, uber-cool lighting fixture.

Across the foyer, an intricately-carved cast stone fireplace anchors the formal living room.

“It’s one of several original features the owners wanted to keep,” says Cousins. Double doors open up to a side patio.

Kitchen updates include white wood cabinetry, marble counters, oversized island, and a deluxe appliance package. A perfectly-arranged pantry has us intrigued. We learn that the current owner is not only an accomplished interior designer, but an avid home organizer.

A large family room and newly-refurbished bar area are ideal for entertaining. Glass doors lead to an engaging backyard, complete with easy-care turfed yard, putting green, and sparkling pool and spa.

“They wanted it to feel like Bali,” says Cousins.

Outdoor amenities include a pool, spa, and putting green.

The home is also part of the exclusive Lakes of Preston Hollow. Owners have access to fabulous walking trails and a fully-stocked pond for fishing.

The spacious master suite offers additional outdoor views. An updated master bath captivatingly pairs boldly-patterned black and white tile with sleek stone spa flooring.

The serene master suite.

A large office/study is painted an alluring deep blue hue.

“Doors can be closed off for privacy,” says Cousins. “It’s great for anyone officing at home.”

Work from the home office…relax in the media room.

Upstairs, there’s a family-friendly media/game room, wet-bar, front balcony, and three additional bedrooms. Cousins then leads us to what turns out to a secret room of sorts, housing an enormous, over-the-top Lego collection. (We later learn it was a special request of the owner’s son.)

“It’s great extra storage space–with or without the Legos.”

There are two garages—the first, a standard two-car; the second, a gym/studio space. Other updates include a new roof and two water heaters. An attic can easily be turned into a fifth bedroom.

Only before-and-after pics could convince us that this exquisite, light-filled home was once dark, heavy, and traditional.

A dramatic before-and-after: dark and heavy to light and bright.

“It’s anyone’s taste—simple, elegant, pristine,” says Cousins. “And, of course, move-in ready.”

Current listing price for 5854 Lakehurst Avenue, Dallas, is $2,136,500. Contact Compass agents Taylor Cousins or Mark Cain (Compass’ Mark Cain Properties Group).


Elaine Raffel

Having left the corporate world to launch her own freelance creative business, Elaine Raffel is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the mega-talented Dallas homebuilding community. She credits her work with top fashion and design brands for teaching her one inarguably valuable lesson: that truly great work is always a collaboration.

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