Let’s say you love living in Dallas, but the California wine country beckons. You’d love a place in the woods at, say, Calistoga Ranch. And you don’t really need that much space; it’s just you and your significant other. Anyone else — well, let them enjoy the nearest Hilton.
If that sounds like a familiar dream, then take a look at 6121 St. Andrews Dr. in Highland Park. It may be right off Preston Road, but this glassy jewel box affords spectacular views of gardens upon gardens on a heavily treed corner lot.
Walls of glass connect every inch of the 7,631-square-foot house with its magnificent setting. (Well, maybe every inch but the bathroom.)
Steps of Pennsylvania blue stone — both irregular slab pieces and a stacked design that evokes a controlled, blend-in-with-nature feel — lure you inside to the living room, library and over-the-top kitchen filled with maple cabinetry. Nearby looms the informal dining room, the trophy room and the biggest laundry room outside of the Muse estate on Preston Road.
Walls of glass connect every inch of the 7,631-square-foot house with its magnificent setting. (Well, maybe every inch but the bathroom.) And, get this — the home has only one bedroom, a 26-by-14-foot master upstairs.
In addition to fabulous views, the master suite has dual spa baths and the most famous master closet in town. There is also sitting room with a hidden bar so you can nip nip to your heart’s content. The pastor need never know what you are up to — except that the sitting area is open to the two-story living room below.
Then there is the bridge — a dramatic, suspended walkway that connects the sitting room to a private, glass-walled office. For less than $50,000, this room could be converted to a second bedroom and full bath.
The house also boasts a three-car garage, multiple storage rooms, sprinkler, security system and mosquito misting system so you can enjoy the outdoors. Honestly, after last summer, I think a mosquito misting system should be a Dallas home staple.
The home has been on the market since April 2011, but that doesn’t mean the $5,750,000 price is negotiable. Listed with David Nichols of Mathews Nichols Group, this treasured Dallas home was designed by Gary Cunningham, AIA. You may not need more than one bedroom here, but you will need a few cases of Windex.