In an area known for trying to impress with excess, it’s nice to see a property that’s comfortably glamorous. Sure, when you drive by 6607 Desco Drive you wonder. Area homes are a mix of 1950s ranches and cliché McMansions. Like much of Preston Hollow, land values have tripled in the past 15 years as the neighborhood retreats upmarket with tear downs.
This home is “new” but no stereotype.
Between bold architectural shapes and a lack of roses and wisteria, you rubberneck as you slowly drive by (gone unfortunately are the prior owner’s neon bicycles). With plenty of lawn, it’s not completely xeriscape, but it makes use of a lot of drought-resistant plants. For me the place has a bit of a Mexico City vibe. When I got home and poked around, I found the original ranch home was gutted, added to, renovated, and most importantly owned by interior designer Ana Seyffert. Buying a designer’s home lets you live in their world without the vacillations of a client to dilute the vision. The work, begun in 2008, took two years and swept away the 1950s and brought this tropically urban home.
A home like this screams for press coverage. When Seyffert first sold the home in 2014 to the current owner, Candy was there.
The home is listed with Erin Mathews of Allie Beth Allman for $2.599 million. It has 5,589 square feet on a pinch over half an acre with four bedrooms and five full bathrooms.
The inside is cool, but let’s stay outside for a bit …