It's hard to put a price on a good renovation. And if we've learned anything from covering real estate in Dallas, it's that just because a house has been "renovated" doesn't mean you'll spend any less time changing things to suit your personal taste and needs.
That is the precise reason that we were so attracted to this showstopping renovation in Old Highland Park at 3518 Gillon Ave. You won't find it on MLS, but we are quite certain it won't linger long. It truly is as close to turnkey as a 6,223-square-foot home can be. And the backyard pool and outdoor living space? What a treat.
The renovation was so successful because of its ability to wonderfully weave old and new together in a way that seems to satisfy all. Buyers who are attracted to a more modern home will be drawn to the bold color choices that take this 1997 construction into the year 2019. Wonderful waterfall countertops cover the island, yet the stone selection is a timeless treasure that can be coveted by all. Tend to fancy a more traditional home? Those potential buyers will drool over the cozy spaces that separate the home, including a sophisticated study and formal living area that currently features a piano and handsome fireplace.
So just who is the mastermind behind this magnificent makeover? None other than Dallas designer Amy Berry, who worked with the owners to optimize every inch of the space. From exterior paint to custom fixtures and everything in between, Berry made sure that the current owners made their mark on every room. They say that a home should tell the story of the people that live inside, and if that's the case, we'd say this family is fancy but fun, sophisticated but spontaneous, and definitely always down to host a party.
"Although this home is well suited for anyone with an appreciation for luxury interiors and a fabulous neighborhood, I think that ultimately this is a family home," says listing agent Christy Berry of Compass. "In addition to all bedrooms being located upstairs, it is so close to Abbott Park and the Katy Trail, which are always adored spots by those buyers with kids to consider."
This private property boasts so much more than one can see in the pictures. "It is such a happy house that manages to offer complete privacy despite its central location," Christy Berry says. "My favorite space is the twins' bunk room; however, a close second has to be the exercise room in one of the bedrooms that has an infrared sauna."
The listing price for this posh piece of property is $3,399,000. It can be toured via private appointment only.