I don’t know about you, but this cold yuck just gave me yet another excuse to bake and cook, well, yes,
eat drink. I need to find some homes for diet inspiration! Homes that make me want to jump and move and burn fat!
What? Homes as diet inspiration? Yes, actually. Beach homes are the perfect way to whittle down to a bikini-worthy waist. Gazing at those clear blue waters and sand, you drop the Kettle Chips toote suite and become a Breatharian, like Michelle Pfieffer. Hopefully, the physique will follow.
Thighs too flabby? Go look at ski homes, and all the steps you get to walk up with those heavy ski boots dragging resistance on your feet. Do this preferably on your ipad while doing a few wall squats simultaneously. Homes with a lot of stairs just seem to pop out exquisitely chiseled quads in the owners from the moment you close.
Which is why I love (fresh to the market) 830 Kessler Woods Trail. Sleek, sophisticated, modernist, this is a total Breatharian home. You know the area: 30 stunning residences in a gated residential development of highly sophisticated architecture inspired by the work of revered mid century masters Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler. Surprise surprise, only three lots are left here, and two of those have homes going up. Dallas Realtor extraordinaire David Griffin lives in Kessler Woods, was one of the area’s very first evangelists.
The homes at Kessler Woods are nestled on a real hill — not the “Pill Hill” that the area around Methodist is sometimes called — but a cliff at the edge of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Kessler Park. There are dramatic views of downtown Dallas and also of a beautifully landscaped center park. A small creek winds through the property amongst towering cedar and live oak trees. Lot sizes range from 7500 square feet to one-half acre, priced from $180,000 to $200,000.
Really, Kessler Woods is about as close as you can get to living in Austin when living in Dallas. And staying fit.
So Patrick Hammer, of Hammer & Partners, designed this creek-side home, built in 2006, with expansive walls of commercial-grade windows just pulling that outdoors in. Pull pull pull! There are wide-plank oak hardwoods, floating stairs to bound up, formals including a soaring 2-story living room, dining room and open glorious kitchen. There is also a must-have in this part of town: a screened-in porch that totally extends your entertainment area or gives you a chance to rest with a glass of wine (150 cal max) to let your heart rate down. There are entertainment decks, more steps, and a jetted pool. I am in love with the master suite with fireplace, which is quickly becoming a standard necessity given our schitzo climate, and a beautiful spa master bath. There are four bedrooms, three and a half baths, plus a media and an exercise room YES ALL THAT! in 3631 square feet.
Best of all, you can grab this home for a wee bit more than one million: $1,025,000. You just know the folks at Inwood Mortgage will make that happen like of piece of cake with zero calories!