Colleyville Traditional Makes Solid First Impressions

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The stairway, crown moldings, and arched doorways feature crafted wood finishes.

As one pulls up to 5705 Morlaix Court in the Montclair Parc gated community in Colleyville, they’ll notice the 21-year-old traditional house in this double lot has an exterior style that appears Texas contemporary.

But to Ebby Halliday Realtor Renee Ongaro, the most breathtaking part of this custom 7,171-square-foot traditional home is the first thing you’ll see once you’re inside — the home’s majestic front entryway.

Take two steps into the home and your field of vision is filled with masterful uses of crafted oak. The stairway, the crown moldings, and the framed and arched doorways show the home’s grandeur. Once you’ve soaked that in, turn around, look up a few feet over the front door and you’ll see a wood-paneled cove that showcases a leaded glass window (Admittedly, your first thought is: “How is anyone going to dust up there?”).

The wooded cove above the doorway shows more crafted touches.

Wood features continue into the kitchen and create an artful kitchen vent-hood. The kitchen overlooks a family living area and is easy access to the backyard patio and pool.

The wood accents continue in the kitchen, especially the decorative vent hood.

Amy Dacy, an interior decorator who is one of the sellers, loves the warmth and quality wood paneling in the entryway, which continues throughout the flow of the home.

“In traveling through Europe, coming home reminds me of England/Ireland in the detail of the woodwork and the kitchen vent-hood,” she says.

Built in 1999 by Irving Homes, the 22-room property includes five bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms. The 15- by 23-foot master bedroom and one guest room are downstairs with the other bedrooms and a game room upstairs. The master bathroom features a decorative leaded window over the tub.

The master bathroom is spacious and includes a decorative leaded window over the tub.

Another first impression: the home’s porte-cochère, which accentuates the Texas contemporary exterior. The space includes a separate guest casita and home office with continued wood features. The home office is encased in wood paneling and flooring with a wall of built-in cabinets. Behind the casita are a basketball court and a three-car garage.

The home office shows off even more wood with built-ins, paneling and flooring.

The backyard, as Dacy puts it, is “tranquil and relaxing.”

The centerpiece is a diving pool with an attached spa, all surrounded by mature trees and the covered patio.

Priced at $1.625 million, the home is tucked into a cul-de-sac on a lot that’s nearly one full acre. But, though it’s in a gated community, it’s not secluded. The kids can go to Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools. A shopping center about a mile to the east on Hall-Johnson Road offers plenty of dining options, a Market Street, and a Studio Movie Grill.

The home is tucked into a cul-de-sac in a gated community near shopping amenities.

Want to get a first impression, too? Ongaro, who is the exclusive listing agent, is showing the property by request. You can also visit here.

The home at 5705 Morlaix Court is currently listed for $1.625 million by Renee Ongaro of Ebby Halliday/Southlake.

Tommy Cummings

Tommy Cummings covers the North Texas housing market for CandysDirt.com. Tommy moved to Texas from Oklahoma in 1992 and has lived in Mansfield with his wife, Brigitte, and son, Beaumont, since 2002 (after a two-year adventure in California as a tech columnist/editor at the San Francisco Chronicle). Tommy started his media career at newspapers in Oklahoma before becoming an editor in many capacities at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, where he wrapped up his newsroom career as a digital editor. His work has appeared in news outlets throughout the U.S.

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