Once in a great while, a property is imagined, created, loved and refined until it reaches sheer perfection.
This is that property.
On 3.25 acres of artfully landscaped and private grounds along a creek in wooded Bluffview, this superb contemporary estate is the property of a lifetime. Two modernist structures are located on the grounds: the main home, built in 1972 and now thoroughly reimagined; and the Carriage House, constructed in 2014 and 2015. Together, these properties form an unequalled opportunity for life on another level.
The main house is a home of marvelous contrasts. Thrilling yet calming. Expansive yet intimate. Formal yet casual. It is a home in superb balance. Originally designed by noted Texas architect Bud Oglesby for a prominent Dallas doctor, it has benefitted from two brilliant remodels during its current ownership: one between 2006 and 2008 — after which it won a Design Excellence Award from the International Interior Design Association — and another in 2022. Comprised of approximately 15,918 square feet, the home has a main footprint of approximately 10,000 square feet, offering multiple living areas, a heart-of-the-home Bulthaup kitchen and five bedrooms. The attached two-story guest quarters make up the additional 6,000 square feet and include a full apartment on the first floor with a living area, kitchen and two bedrooms. Upstairs, there are two additional areas that could be used for offices, exercise, crafts or more.
The main home is a composition of spaces that progress from street level to creek level, with interior finishes that are a mix of sophisticated materials — cool limestone, warm walnut, white maple, stainless steel and more. Everywhere are vistas of the lush grounds, through generously sized Hope's windows of steel and glass. The primary suite redefines luxury. It is a treehouse-like aerie with a large, light-filled bedroom; a restful bath with heavily textured limestone walls contrasted with a smooth Spoon tub by Agape; and a dressing area with a large skylight overhead and a fitted Poliform closet with doors of golden rift-cut oak. The home's many other luxuries include a piano room, gracious bar, cozy wine cellar, media room, billiards room, elevator, five-car attached garage, restful outdoor loggia, private terraces, cigar court, tennis court and a spectacular infinity pool with a waterfall that spills to the creek-side lawn terrace below.
The stunning, contemporary Carriage House — just steps away from the main house — was designed as a museum-like home to a car collection and as an unforgettable entertaining venue for parties. With two levels and approximately 7,179 square feet, the six-plus-car garage area on the upper level has multiple glass doors that open it fully to the modernist landscape of the surrounding grounds. (One's cherished cars can be driven forward onto the parking deck and displayed as art here, directly in the landscape.) There are adjacent living and dining areas, a kitchen, powder baths and an elevator to the lower level, which includes an oversized two-car garage, a catering kitchen and a special room with a driving simulator. The Carriage House is so well conceived and so beautifully finished that it can be converted with ease into a full second home or any number of imaginative uses.
Among many conveniences, a state-of-the-art Crestron system controls the main home and the Carriage House, including security, lighting, audio and cameras. A backup generator stands at the ready, ensuring peace of mind.
The entire estate has been a labor of love for the current owners and for a dream team of top designers, including architect Tom Reisenbichler, interior designer Carol Cumbie and landscape architect Coy Talley.
Offered for $24,500,000, this exceptional estate — a masterpiece of modernism that is remarkably warm and inviting — represents the pinnacle of living with luxury, elegance and ease.