Inspired Dallas Modern in Peninsula Neighborhood Sold by Douglas Newby
Where else will you find an architect-designed home overlooking a meadow, forest and park, with a walking and biking paths down to the Bath House Cultural Center and Bath House Theater and White Rock Lake under $2 million?
Open, efficient space makes this a home with modern appeal and much convenience. Surrounded by windows and doors opening to the outdoors, the porch and terrace allow you to fully embrace nature and the convenience of a modern home. Why opt for a big house, town house, high rise or condominium when you can have the best of all worlds on East Lake Highlands Drive, in the Peninsula neighborhood of architect-designed modern homes?
This neighborhood has immense appeal. For instance, if one is an avid cyclist, runner or walker there are many routes the neighborhood presents and the eclectic mix of newer modern homes and one-story traditional homes coexist peacefully with the lake and forested neighborhood as its backdrop. Its location is close to downtown Dallas, the Arts District, SMU and there is easy access to major thoroughfares for those with a longer commute.
This is a small modern house that lives big. The floor plan conveys a commodious space. Accentuating the openness of the home are the six outdoor living spaces. Almost every room opens into an outdoor room or looks into several outdoor spaces: the terraced lawn, the modern terrace with a curved hedgerow wall, the upper terrace with a more expansive view of the park and meadow, the open atrium terraced dining area, the swimming pool and terrace shielded by a half wall, and a sitting area on the rear terrace. Maybe my favorite detached office is found at the end of the footbridge at the rear of the home. This office is less than 100 square feet but with a wall of glass that provides sunlight and views of the garden and the intimacy of a small quiet office.
Open Floor Plan Filled With Natural Light
Once inside, the open floor plan of this approximately 2,000 square foot residence on .21 acres allows abundant natural light to flood the home and the light glistens off the wood ceilings. Glazed openings, glass doors and clerestory windows allow natural light in every room. Enhancing the natural light of the home is recessed lighting. The living and dining spaces overlook green spaces and the pool that can be accessed through multiple wide glazed passageways. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is the perfect setting for family and for entertaining all while enjoying scenic views of green space and mature trees.
A talented team was behind the design and construction of this 2012 home and included architect Ryan Grey Smith, contractor Steve Tortolani, lighting designer Suzanne Branch and architectural designer Chase Corker.
Everyone loves to gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and when entertaining and this home’s kitchen allows plenty of room for guests and helpers. A sleek hood is just above the Ceasarstone topped island and drawers have minimal hardware that mirrors the matte fronts of the cabinets. Bosch and Miele are the brands of most of the appliances which include two ovens with a convection feature, refrigerator,freezer and espresso maker. Newly added is a wall of cabinets that provide abundant storage and seamless look to the kitchen. In addition to having a cohesive look, it is also a very functional kitchen.
Stylish Bedrooms with Updated Baths
The bedrooms provide privacy and luxury. The master bedroom has a commodious closet and the master bath has double vanities, and the two additional bedrooms are spacious with an aesthetic lightness enhanced by either glazed openings or clerestory windows.
Detached Home Office
In addition to the open floor plan, there is also a separate home office. It is ideal for one who works from home or requires a work space separate from the main house. Once inside this space framed with tall windows, one almost feels they are outdoors.
The wood framed carport accommodates two vehicles and provides additional storage. It is detached from the house and is accessed by a cleverly designed footbridge that continues the flow of the one-story space found inside the home. The rear gate is controlled by two remotes and a key pad.
Not only is this home stylish, it also has low maintenance aspects. For instance, the interior floor is a commercial tile from the United Kingdom, the decking material is Calibamboo, the siding is Hardie cement board, both known for durability and low maintenance, and the roof is a Champion metal roof.Also, VaporShield, a waterproof wrap, has been used on exterior walls as well as a zip wall system. A tankless hot water heater heats water on demand and there is whole house water filtration system. Views to the outdoors are through Milgard windows with a low E rating. Lutron lighting has been employed. In addition, the landscaping is designed to be low maintenance, with very little grass to cut.
To learn more about this Peninsula neighborhood home, contact realtor Douglas Newby.