Jan Mar Home for Sale on .43 Acres in Jan Mar Neighborhood Sold by Douglas Newby
Ideally located in the Janmar neighborhood of Preston Hollow, between Royal Lane and Forest Lane, on a wide sweeping lot facing Eudora. This four-bedroom. three and one-half bath midcentury home in Janmar, with a standing seam metal roof, has been beautifully renovated with the landscape designed by landscape architect Jeff Bargas.
Designed into the hill on which it sits, this 1950s contemporary home was built for a lumber yard owner. The quality of the wood beams and detail throughout reflect his business and passion.
Walk across the hand cut on premise Pennsylvania Bluestone on the front porch and you will arrive at a stunning front door with an off-center hinge custom built 5½' x 8' tongue in groove by a local carpenter. The Pennsylvania Bluestone continues through the entry hall of this V-shaped house with three bedrooms in one wing and the living areas and fourth bedroom in the other wing. The dining room has a 20' long floating mahogany buffet with a sandstone top that was hand built by carpenter
The living room, kitchen, dining room, sunroom/bar area and master bedroom all look over the pool wrapping around the house. On outside terrace, private interior patio and covered dining areas overlook the forested and groomed backyard and pool with three waterfalls and glass tile sheer wall. Thoughtfully conceived sightlines allow outdoor views from every room and hall of this house. This is a warm contemporary home where you will enjoy spending as much time outside as inside, with many windows and glass doors blurring the distinction. At night the low voltage lighting illuminates the trees and interior patio.
Midcentury Home Renovations
Recently updated with Pella window and doors thoughout the home, the kitchen with skylights satisfies a chef's desires - Sub-Zero, Dacor, Asko, Sub-Zero 48 bottle wine cooler. Throughout the home every room and interior pool features the Niles audio/video system with touch pads on every wall to maximize entertaining space. Hardwood floors are found throughout the home. Nine inch wide plank floors and imported wooden beams from Alaska are found in the living room. Hand scraped wood floors are in the hallway and master. Natural light fills the space from the windows and custom skylights. A vaulted ceiling provides the appropriate proportions for the room.
Garden, Terrace, Landscape
Landscape architect Jeff Bargas created a lush environment to complement the canopy of mature trees. The covered porches, interior courtyards and terraces integrated into the garden create an oasis of green.
Circle Drive, Carport, Workshop
Modern houses from the 1950s are associated with circle drives, carports and workshops. In 2004 Oglesby·Greene designed a carport that was added to contribute to and continue the original design of the home. Taken down to bedrock, the piers of the carport provide abundant support. The drive to the carport is secured with a 28 foot long commercial grade sliding gate. The original garage has been converted to an air conditioned workshop / game room / exercise room with paved concrete floor and extensive shelving and lighting.