Rockwall

Sometimes even the big city folk want to roll up their jeans and go fishing in the backyard pond – as long as they can return to a traditional home with luxurious amenities in close proximity to shops and restaurants.

Are there actually fish in the pond? Maybe not.

Does it really matter? Definitely not. You’d have your own pond – and there’s no homeowners association to tell you what you can do with it.

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Devonshire When you get the opportunity to purchase the personal home of a builder, architect, or interior designer, you know you’re getting something special — and this Devonshire Modern is an excellent exemplar of that.

This three-bedroom, four-bath home is 3,560 square feet of light and surprises concocted by two powerhouses in residential design to be the perfect showcase of the aesthetic of its designer-owner.

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10830 Hayfield Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Remember yesterday’s post with a little blurb by Wilson Fuqua? The renowned architect talked about how some homes just need the deft, artful touch of an architect to be transformed from ugly ducklings into sleek swans. I like to think that this home at 10830 Hayfield is a stunning example of this idea. Built in 1981, this soft contemporary likely had a muted neutral palette and an unhealthy amount of carpet everywhere.

Since then, this listing from Brandon Stewart has been updated to sleek, chic modern perfection.

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3848 Potomac Front

Ski season is winding down, which is a huge bummer for the snow bunnies among us. So if you’re not ready to leave the ski lodge, why not come home to one?

That’s how this Potomac Avenue stunner feels to me. With all of the stone and wood and lush carpets, this house feels like it belongs in Park City, not the Park Cities! And yet, this amazing four-bedroom, four-plus-two bath home in Mount Vernon is right in the thick of the Park Cities honeypot. (However, if you’re still into checking out Park City, head over to SecondShelters to see our Top-5 Park City, Utah, ski homes!)

3848 Potomac Entry

The listing info for 3848 Potomac was emailed to us and boy, are we glad our fellow real estate lovers sent it along! This home is gorgeous! Built in 1979, this home crosses the threshold into modern eclectic by using so many different textures throughout its 6,463 square feet. There are lovely arched stone passageways throughout, and an amazing herringbone wood ceiling with exposed beams, and the price — only $4.25 million — can’t be beat!

3848 Potomac Living

Huge windows and recessed lighting throughout the home keep the stone columns and walls from weighing things down and turning this dramatic house into a dungeon. Still, there is an abundance of wood throughout the home that might be overwhelming for some.

3848 Potomac Dining

The kitchen, while large, is dated. The tile countertops and wood-grain disposal belie the home’s 1970s heritage. Personally, I’d keep the cabinetry and just replace the counters, backsplash and appliances. From there you’re good to go. Unlike the kitchen, though, the wet bar is fully updated with stainless steel fridge and icemaker and stone counters. Priorities, right?

3848 Potomac Kitchen

Sure, the master suite features his-and-her baths, but my favorite part about this home is the beautiful loggia. The curved skylight filters evening light down on the brick sitting area, which looks out onto the modest backyard area. This is what I expect heaven looks like on days with good weather.

3848 Potomac Loggia

Want to find out more about this incredible home? Contact Debbie Wheelock with Allie Beth Allman & Associates.