Set on a property totaling nearly 21,000 square feet, this charming Dallas property incorporates elements of French Country design with stylish and spacious living. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood, this Paul Turney-designed home offers 6,216 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms and including five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.
Approaching the home, you’ll notice distinctive exterior details including dormer-style windows, dramatically peaked rooflines and a charming weather vane perched atop the convenient and handsomely designed drive-through porte-cochere. This is your first indication of the lifestyle you’ll enjoy owning this property, where each and every day feels like a visit to a five-star resort.
As well as the porte-cochere welcoming you upon returning home, this property also includes an oversized two-car garage.
The entire home is situated on a large property with lush, maintained grass and sophisticated, understated shrubberies that provide the perfect complement to the home’s brick façade and custom shutters.
As you enter the large foyer, you immediately discover a space evoking a feeling of classic sophistication, with a dramatic staircase taking center stage. This is also when you first encounter the stunning hand-scraped hardwood floors that run throughout much of this home, as well as the arched doorways featuring custom moldings, leading breezily from one room to the next.
The cozy and inviting family room includes wood beams running across the ceiling, a traditional fireplace with a custom dark wood mantle and built-in shelving. This home is entirely custom in the design, as evidenced by the abundance of hand-crafted and built-in features you’ll find throughout. A wall of French doors allows the natural Dallas sunlight to flood into this engaging space and also provides beautiful views of the home’s incredible outdoor pool.
The airy country-style kitchen includes farmhouse-inspired cabinetry and ample in-kitchen seating that includes an island topped by natural stone in a calming, creamy color, as well as a peninsula, all of which is enhanced by the addition of details like the designer-selected backsplash.
The gourmet kitchen is equipped with not only custom cabinetry and granite countertops, but also double ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a gas cooktop, warming drawers and a large butler’s pantry with built-in storage. Enormous windows provide views of the backyard and keep the kitchen feeling as cheerful and bright as the remainder of the home.
Adjacent to the gourmet chef’s kitchen is the breakfast nook, a space that makes it easy to envision yourself enjoying a cup of morning coffee as you take in the patio views available through the bay window or the French door.
The breakfast nook boasts a traditional brick fireplace and hearth, perfect for warming yourself on a chilly winter evening as you spend time with your family or entertaining friends. Also included on the lower level of this Dallas home are an office with pocket doors, as well as a mudroom for greeting the family as they come in and for storing items out of direct sight.
In addition to the dining available in the kitchen and breakfast nook, this roomy Highland Park-area home also includes a formal dining space, with gently arched entrances, windows extending from the floor to the ceiling, ornate and eye-catching crown molding, and room for an immense table.
The master suite is truly a private oasis, featuring a gas fireplace and a private patio with outdoor spa, where you can escape at the end of the day and immerse yourself in a sense of tranquility and relaxation. The master suite also includes a calming bathroom with an oval soaking tub set beneath large windows in its own little nook, double vanities, and a glass-enclosed walk-in shower.
Each of the remaining bedrooms are bright thanks to the oversized windows; they feature plenty of space and the upstairs also includes a playroom and a tucked away reading enclave, providing lots of opportunities for the entire family to spread out and enjoy the impressive and functional floorplan of this Dallas luxury home.
While the interior of this classically designed home is truly striking and a symbol of exquisite craftsmanship, the outdoor area is equally impressive. Much of the home’s interior design centers around the concept of providing views of the outdoors, and, in particular, the fenced-in backyard which includes a sparkling and resort-inspired pool with a gently flowing stone waterfall and fountain features, creating the soothing backyard soundscape of ever-moving water.
The backyard design incorporates elements of indoor and outdoor living, so there is very little separation of these spaces and one seamlessly pours into the other. The covered loggia creates a serene outdoor area for both relaxing and entertaining, and it’s appointed with skylights and ceiling fans, so you’re always comfortable and content in this tranquil outdoor escape.
Surrounding the pristine pool are beautiful stone pavers as well as a built-in grill and fire pit. Imagine taking a dip in the pool as you escape the Dallas sun, and then as you dry off and the day turns to evening you can settle in around the outdoor fire pit. There’s also an outdoor area large enough to hold a dining table, so you can have family dinners al fresco by the pool, or enjoy entertaining guests here.
Another remarkable feature of this fenced-in backyard is the putting green, which is shrouded in the privacy of mature trees, continuing the feeling of being at a premier resort each and every day.
The backyard of this Dallas home is designed with an eye toward the concept of vacation-style living each and every day.
Devonshire—A Neighborhood Personifying Texas Elegance
This stunning home is located in Devonshire—one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas, boasting tree-lined avenues, custom homes and a layout designed to replicate the English countryside. Sidewalks and trails encircle ponds and pristine landscaping in this master-planned community, while The Club at Devonshire creates a strong sense of community, serving as a gathering place for neighbors to enjoy socializing and recreation.
The Devonshire neighborhood is located in the Highland Park area of Dallas, an area known for genteel elegance, sophistication and a sense of traditionalism.
High Quality of Life and Thriving Economic Scene in Dallas
Dallas is ranked as one of the Top 10 residential luxury real estate markets in the world thanks to the high quality of life paired with a relatively low cost of living.
Dallas, the city where optimism meets opportunity
This Texas city is also economically thriving and even nabs the number 9 spot for world investment on Cushman & Wakefield’s new growth report, Winning In Growth Cities. Dallas also boasts scenic outdoor areas including the Dallas Arboretum, White Rock Lake and Klyde Warren Park, as well as a thriving cultural and dining scene in Deep Ellum.
Whether high-end shopping at retailers such as Hermes, Chanel and Harry Winston found at Highland Park Village, or visiting one of the many local craft beer breweries, Dallas has something to appeal to everyone.
Purchasing This Refined and Graceful Dallas Home
This home, which offers an abundance of space to spread out and enjoy life both indoors and out, is being marketed by Amy Detwiler of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Texas, and in particular Dallas and Highland Park are known for their sense of traditionalism, beauty and dedication to the highest quality craftsmanship, all of which are things you’ll enjoy as the owner of this home, which is being sold at a price of $2.499 million.
Please contact Amy Detwiler for more information.
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