Some contemporary house designs can seem a little untouchable — sleek and chic, but looking more like they should function as a museum instead of as a home for actual humans.  

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a Bluffview Austin stone contemporary that shows off exquisite design and practical function to work for real people. 

Karen Eubank staged the house at 4421 Bluffview Blvd. so it would be seen as a comfortable place to live, in addition to showing off its gorgeous architecture, compliments of Phillip Jennings Custom Homes. 

“When I was staging, a mom came by for a sneak peek with her little boy of about eight,” Eubank said. “When he threw himself on the large sectional and said, ‘All my brothers and sisters could fit here, this would be great!,’ I thought that was the best stamp of approval because that’s exactly what is going to happen — a family is going to gather here and watch TV, enjoy the fire, and hang out.” 

There’s plenty of space for a family to stretch their legs with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, three dining areas, two offices, and 6,011 square feet on two stories, built in 2014 and sitting on 0.42 acres. The floor plan also lends itself to entertaining and we can imagine some killer parties for human big and little. 

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Exceptional Bluffview Custom Contemporary Takes Luxury Seriously with Fab Looks | CandysDirt.com

If a contemporary custom build is on your wish list for a luxury home, then feast your eyes on the Phillip-Jennings Custom Homes property at 4430 Taos Rd. Located in Bluffview Estates, this beauty was completed last month and offers exquisite details, exceptional amenities, and one-of-a-kind finish-outs. 

“This extraordinary home offers so much for the luxury buyer, from a grand entryway and oversized windows, to a high-end kitchen, open floorplan, and dream bathroom in the master suite,” said listing agent Stephanie Bowen Wright with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “One reason my buyers love Bluffview is that it’s about five miles to downtown Dallas and also has topography and winding, shaded streets that make for a quaint look.” 

This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, three dining areas, a study, and 6,601 square feet on two stories. Let’s take a tour. 

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Kitchens and Bathrooms Take Center Stage in these Three DFW Luxury Homes | CandysDirt.com

The Normandy Estates home at 6816 Dupont Dr. is a Sharif-Munir custom build in Plano with a master bathroom to die for!

The long-standing real estate adage that the kitchen and bathrooms sell a property has never been more true than in these three DFW luxury homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors. I’ve found three standout houses across DFW that impress with amazing kitchens, luxe bathrooms, and high-end finishes in every room. You have to see this amazing custom work to believe it! 

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If the thought of building a home makes you break into a cold sweat, we have the solution. Our Inwood National Bank House of the Week is a stunning Bluffview luxury contemporary at 4421 Bluffview Boulevard by Phillip-Jennings Custom Homes. If you don’t want to wait for a custom build, this one ticks every box — and then some. (more…)

6307 Stefani Drive
We’re always excited to see a new Phillip Jennings Custom Home because they have no “signature” style. Each new build is completely unique, so always a delightful surprise. Their latest project is a Preston Hollow soft contemporary at 6307 Stefani. It’s a twist on the Texas modern regional style we’ve been seeing so much of lately. While it bears trademarks of that style, an abundance of light, a strong relationship with the outdoors and an open-plan living area, it’s decidedly cool, clean-lined, and contemporary. (more…)

4345 Manning LaneTexans have always been partial to Mediterranean architecture. Terra-cotta roofs, stucco walls and tile floors lend themselves beautifully to our climate and lifestyle. When we saw this gorgeous Mediterranean luxury villa at 4345 Manning Lane it reminded us of those amazing stucco Santa Barbara castles celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Will Smith call home. (more…)