If you have longed to live in one of the most beautiful and frankly, most un-Dallas-like neighborhoods in town, line up a mortgage broker and hire a mover. A home has hit the market that you simply must see and snap up, if not for the land, but for the extreme potential.
First of all, Blue Chip location.
Tucked into a lushly wooded .379 acre, perfectly sized family lot, this Hill Country-esque contemporary home was designed with indoor/outdoor integration to maximize the oversized, tree-lined backyard.
And live outside you will, as we are all now doing: perhaps we should crown this the COVID-19 Home of the Week. It features a large on-level flagstone patio, covered sitting area with fireplace, and access through three sets of huge French doors for seamless entertaining.
The large backyard playground is visible through every window in the house. Here is what this veritable child’s fantasy yard offers: a treehouse, zip-line, sport court, and ample shade for creative play. To make it even more special, the home is an outdoor oasis year-round, and the plumb location happens to be located on a quiet, walkable, very low traffic street in the heart of Bluffview.
Enviable, award-winning architecture
Designed by award-winning New York architects and developers Andrew Bernheimer and Jared Della Valle, the design incorporates the concept of mass vs. void, creating a sense of openness, interrupted by floating masses that form the support structure for the home and offer “hidden” and beautifully designed storage, which is superabundant.
The first floor offers 10-foot ceilings, two living areas with a passthrough fireplace, walls of Pella windows, waxed oak floors, cherry cabinetry, a stocked open kitchen with high-end appliances such as Wolf, Sub-Zero, two Bosch dishwashers, a wet bar, and mudroom.
The second floor has nine-foot tall ceilings, the principal bedroom suite, three additional bedrooms, and the sitting area off the stairs with storage. The recent addition brought in a large playroom, another full bath, a wet bar, and a second utility room: perfect potential guest suite.
Bluffview on a Budget
The efficient design maintains openness and usability creating a space that lives larger than its relatively conservative square footage (4,340), offering an incredible opportunity to live in prestigious Bluffview Estates for a fraction of the cost of the much larger new homes being rapidly built nearby.
In fact, you will faint when you hear the price. $1.75 million. And the home is less than 20 years old, so not terribly dated.
The natural, hefty woods and stones evoke a California or Colorado vibe. In fact, both building materials and landscaping were thoughtfully selected to reflect local and native elements. The home was initially built in 2004 by Steve Woodward, now retired. The playroom, a 700-square-foot addition, along with a general interior refresh, was completed in 2012.
“This house was built with love and built to last,” says the seller/owner. “Our contractor was not a ‘custom home builder’ with a team of field managers. He was a high-end builder who only built one house at a time because that was the way he liked to do it. He personally managed the construction. When we called Steve’s references, he had built more than one house for each of the people on his reference list. I think you would be hard-pressed to find someone who builds houses as he did — neighbors commented on how well constructed the foundation was as the house was being built.”
The neighborhood is quite simply the best: south of Preston Hollow, north of Park Cities. Within walking distance is the burgeoning entertainment district along Lovers Lane, multiple grocery options and high end shopping centers nearby. The very best Vet in the world is right down the street.
Definitely a haven for the family and lover of rich wood tones: buyers from Northern California or really anywhere out west will feel extremely comfortable in this home.
The dramatically stacked stone fireplace melding to the carefully cut Granbury stone tells it all: this is a home where a quiet, sophisticated style has flourished.
Jon Pritchett of David Griffin & Company has listed 4411 Pomona, which goes live today, for $1.75 million.