Modern French Eclectic

Forget going over the rainbow. This Preston Hollow renovated French Eclectic luxury home takes you inside the rainbow. Dorothy and Toto would be right at home.

We all know the mantra today is to paint everything white. But, there are exceptions. This renovated French Eclectic house is one of them. The home was built by Hawkins-Welwood and had a great floor plan. Of course, every buyer wants to put their stamp on a home, so an interior makeover began with a singular goal. The owner is a mother to three daughters. She set out to create a happy house, one that makes you smile the moment you enter.

I think she succeeded beautifully.

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We have been drooling over the Lawn at Glen Abbey now for about a year, long enough for the good folks at Hawkins-Welwood to finish up another astonishingly gorgeous home for us to consider as the perfect “downsizer” specimen. Bonus brownie points: it’s 4099 square feet of luxury living. The master and study are on the first floor, giving you a second bedroom option, with two bedrooms and a game room up. 

This home is located towards the rear of the leafy community, and backs up to a large green-way. That’s right, you will have the perception of a golf-course-size lawn without one bit of the upkeep.  (The actual lot for this home is 45 by 127.)

What do most downsizing baby Boomers want in a home? John Hawkins would know: a focus on first floor living and all the amenities they are used to in the larger estates they are shedding. Just not the yard, exterior maintenance, and please, not too much house.

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Far North Dallas is the place to be if you’re looking for bigger homes and a more suburban lifestyle north of LBJ Freeway. It’s the last stop in the city before you get into Plano and it is bordered by Addison and Richardson, too, so the schools are generally quite good (Richardson and Plano ISDs). 

In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re headed there to two lovely houses that exemplify the fine living available in Far North Dallas. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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6446 Glendora

Glendora seems to be the street du jour, no? And I love a good hip-pocket listing. It gives a property a certain exclusive cache, doesn’t it?

What’s better is a hip-pocket listing I love, and that’s 6446 Glendora. This home, built in 2001 by Hawkins Welwood, has 7,000 square feet of indoor space that manages to feel cozy, not cold. That’s thanks in part to the use of muted colors and natural finishes, and especially exposed wood beams.

6446 Glendora Sitting

This appointment-only, off-the-open-market listing is priced at almost $1.68 million with Dave Perry-Miller, which puts this home at almost $240 per square foot. You can tour this amazing home, along with a few other select properties from Dave Perry-Miller Fine Homes, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

There are six bedrooms, six and a half baths, and plenty of room for your brood to spread out. The backyard has a great pool and spa, plus a loggia that’s great for dinners with close family and friends.

6446 Glendora Kitchen

The kitchen, while lovely, feels lik it’s missing something. I guess the wrought-iron light fixtures in the den and breakfast area make me feel as if the island should have a huge pot-rack strung above it. Instead, there is a pendant here or there and other task lighting, which plays up the beautiful cabinets. Still, it’s a purported problem that is easily fixed.

6446 Glendora Master Bath

The master suite has a five-piece bath with separate vanities — a wonderful feature for those among us who are not morning people. And there are windows, too, which hopefully don’t allow neighbors to gaze inside, but that’s nothing a little curtain won’t fix. Besides that, I love the French doors in the bedroom that not only let in so much light, but they also open to the backyard.

6446 Glendora Master

The backyard isn’t a tiny space, but given the size of the home, it’s not a large one. There’s plenty of room for entertaining in the 150-foot by 125-foot yard, which includes a great pool and grassy play area.

6446 Glendora Backyard

 

6446 Glendora

Glendora seems to be the street du jour, no? And I love a good hip-pocket listing. It gives a property a certain exclusive cache, doesn’t it?

What’s better is a hip-pocket listing I love, and that’s 6446 Glendora. This home, built in 2001 by Hawkins Welwood, has 7,000 square feet of indoor space that manages to feel cozy, not cold. That’s thanks in part to the use of muted colors and natural finishes, and especially exposed wood beams.

6446 Glendora Sitting

This appointment-only, off-the-open-market listing is priced at almost $1.68 million with Dave Perry-Miller, which puts this home at almost $240 per square foot. You can tour this amazing home, along with a few other select properties from Dave Perry-Miller Fine Homes, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

There are six bedrooms, six and a half baths, and plenty of room for your brood to spread out. The backyard has a great pool and spa, plus a loggia that’s great for dinners with close family and friends.

6446 Glendora Kitchen

The kitchen, while lovely, feels lik it’s missing something. I guess the wrought-iron light fixtures in the den and breakfast area make me feel as if the island should have a huge pot-rack strung above it. Instead, there is a pendant here or there and other task lighting, which plays up the beautiful cabinets. Still, it’s a purported problem that is easily fixed.

6446 Glendora Master Bath

The master suite has a five-piece bath with separate vanities — a wonderful feature for those among us who are not morning people. And there are windows, too, which hopefully don’t allow neighbors to gaze inside, but that’s nothing a little curtain won’t fix. Besides that, I love the French doors in the bedroom that not only let in so much light, but they also open to the backyard.

6446 Glendora Master

The backyard isn’t a tiny space, but given the size of the home, it’s not a large one. There’s plenty of room for entertaining in the 150-foot by 125-foot yard, which includes a great pool and grassy play area.

6446 Glendora Backyard