Most talked-about contemporary in Dallas circles back on market for just under $8 million
You know this house. Everyone in the neighborhood and beyond talks about it. It is certainly the most expensive home on the block: 6645 Northaven Rd.
It has been on the market previously for about $2 million more — but you should never judge people for dreaming big. As of February 19, it’s for sale again, listed at $7.95 million with Becky Frey. So fresh are these photos, I had to wear hot pads to post them.
Since its last turn on the market, the home has been refreshed and revitalized. It is a superb, 14,795-square-foot family estate on nearly 2 acres. It was designed by renowned architect Lionel Morrison, who says the concrete partition creates exterior privacy, and “a series of windows and vestibules allow for a wealth of natural light,” creating “a seamless and social experience thanks to recessed doors and a sliding panel that bridge interior entertaining areas with a central courtyard.”
The home is a specimen of eco design, and it likely could not be replaced today for the same price, given higher land values and building costs. So now 6645 Northaven Rd. is one of the best values in Dallas.
Morrison also says the home is a specimen of eco design, running on geothermal-produced air, and it likely could not be replaced today for the same price, given higher land values and building costs. So now 6645 Northaven Rd. is one of the best values in Dallas.
A little history: The owners are Amy and Darren Kozelsky; he is a well-known Christian country music singer, and she is an heiress, philanthropist and mother. The home was built in my lovely little enclave of Hillcrest Estates starting in about 2007, and it was completed in 2009.
It went on the market in early 2011 for $11.5 million, listed with Lynette Scruggs of Dave Perry-Miller. The price was lowered to about $9.75 million in March of that year — which would have been a record for the neighborhood. So would the current list price, for that matter.
The land had been owned by Peach and Beck Weathers, he of Mount Everest-climbing fame. (We had some great parties in that home eons ago.) The property was also owned by a family named Taylor before the Kozelskys purchased it.
6645 Northaven Rd. is a tribute to modern architecture. The home is nearly all floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing views of the natural treed beauty of the lot. There are no draperies, as auto window covers help with privacy, as do the walls outside. All doors are tall and recessed, so it appears there are no doors anywhere.
It has concrete floors in the living spaces and warm Afromosia wood on the stairs and in the upstairs hallway. The kitchen features oodles of contemporary chocolate cabinetry, Pierre Brun white limestone counters and a fireplace.
There are seven bedrooms, eight full and four half-baths, children’s playroom, office, media room and decked-out music room in the basement. The master bedroom has amazing closets with pullout mirrors; the master bath has a cool, deep soaker tub and sleek, floating double vanity topped with Balzac Fleuri limestone imported from France.
The home sits on a commanding corner lot — enough room for multiple tennis courts or a baseball field. The pool placement is perfect for a family, because it gives kids the run of the expansive acreage, but parents don’t have to worry about any of the children falling in. The backyard also boasts a spacious patio, living area and fire pit.
Hillcrest Estates, if I may brag, is also one of the most secure neighborhoods in town because of the private police patrol. (Warning: We don’t mess around here.) The patrol runs less than $1,000 a year.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.