“Every once in a while, one of those special homes comes on the market” says David Griffin President of David Griffin & Company Realtors. “Occupied by only two owners, the current owners have carefully renovated the 4 bedroom, 3 bath home over the last decade. The wife, who is an interior decorator, worked with architect Bruce Bernbaum, who did the kitchen ten years ago. Three years ago architect Russell Buchanan was given the charge to re-design the rest of the home with 21st century amenities, but without losing the quality of the original.”
“The sand colored brick home sits in an understated manner on its half an acre lot just off Strait Lane,” says Griffin. “The one story structure is situated under a canopy of oaks. The living areas look like a gallery courtesy of museum finish walls and superb lighting. Large windows bring the outdoors in, and the serene design driven environment manages the neat trick of being both inviting and conducive to family living.”
There is an abundance of architect designed craftsmanship. The living room has 10ft ceilings, a wall of bookcases, and motorized window shades. The dining room features rift-cut oak cabinetry with buffet counter space and china and linen and glass storage.
“The kitchen is the heart and center of the home,” says Griffin. “The plan of the kitchen evolved from the desire to have a large central island for casual dining and visiting. The kitchen is equipped with Thermador, Sub Zero, and Bosch appliances. The family room is set up for maximum viewing and visiting pleasure, and one wall is devoted to cabinetry that holds audio/visual equipment.”
The master is balanced with light from three exposures and features a raised ceiling. “The master bath is the work of an architect and designers who are at the top of their game,” says Griffin. “There is an inspired color play between light and shadow through the use of Calacatta marble contrasted with amber colored Italian made glass mosaic tiles.”
“Landscape architect Jeff Bargas enhanced the land with an inspired plan that makes outdoor spaces true living areas for Dallas’ many perfect Texas days. Of particular note are the back yard’s spacious pergola and its deluxe outdoor grille as well as the saline pool’s decorative fountains.”
Priced at $1,395,000, to see the property or for more information call David Griffin at 972.733.8401 or visit www.davidgriffin.com.