From the exterior, 6047 Woodland Dr. looks like an elegant, Beverly Hills-style Mediterranean of smooth beige stucco with cream accents. The yard is beautifully manicured with an an occasional palm. Typical Preston Hollow manse, right? Yawn.
But walk inside, and that’s where the “typical Preston Hollow home” look ends. The home is alive with open spaces, a million hidden details, secret doggie doors, and more refrigerators than Imelda Marcos had shoes or Donald Trump has toupees.
The home was built in 1991, but the current owners completely remodeled the interiors over the last two years for a very different effect. Geoffrey Grant of Geoffry Grant Custom Homes (built in The Creeks of Preston Hollow, and all over Preston Hollow) came over and gutted several rooms, from the foyer to the kitchen.
The home is alive with open spaces, a million hidden details, secret doggie doors, and more refrigerators than Imelda Marcos had shoes.
He ripped out the tired marble floors and substituted rich wood. The entire staircase was replaced with a unique stairwell, including beautiful balusters and balustrades. All doors and windows are new, as are the exterior stucco and slate roof. The home is essentially as close to brand-new as you can get without going through the pain of building a home.
Walk into that new foyer and you see a large dining room on your left. On your right is a huge living room that has been opened to the sunken family room with lit steps, all linked by a large, old-fashioned, walk-in bar built last year.
The bar surface is a stunning crushed concrete — fitting, because the current owner is in the biz. There is a wine cooler and fridge, ice-maker, drawer-style dishwasher for glasses, a TV, sink, and storage galore. The step-down to the family room is well-lit and defines the space. And check out those ceilings.
The library, located in the east wing, is covered in washed wood with shelves, bookcases and even a hidden doggie door in one cabinet.
An opulent kitchen has new washed oak Wood Mode cabinets, granite counters, oversize Wolf stove with vent hood and tile backsplash. There are double sinks, a huge stretch of Sub-Zero and more dishwashers — two of the pull-out type, one regular across from the sink. There is a second wine cooler (because we never want to walk too far for our wine), a large pantry and a butler’s pantry to the dining room.
Upstairs are four large bedrooms and huge laundry space. The master comes complete with a fireplace, a morning coffee kitchen and balcony. There are three full baths (one is Jack and Jill). As you can imagine, the master bath is a spa experience. The huge bathtub not only overlooks the backyard, but also has a built-in gas fireplace box.
The children’s bedrooms are also large, and one room features its very own HVAC zone, which would make it perfect for a child with allergy issues.
There is also an exercise room with mirrored walls on the third floor.
You may be wondering, how large is this home? The answer is 6,783 square feet, but there is a 996-square-foot apartment over the garage, reachable by a covered walkway from the home. The garage itself is as clean as an operating room with a coated floor, work bench and more storage.
Then there is the pool, all rebuilt in 2014 with travertine decks and patios and flanked by a large, round spillover spa on the northern edge. The beautifully landscaped lot feels like a resort with stone fountains of bubbling water. But you will never be attacked by a bug: a MosquitoNix system sees to that.
It’s obvious that the owner went a little overboard last year when remodeling: Hidden extras include iPad controls for the AMX system, LED lighting (saves a ton on electricity but costs a fortune to install), 12 music zones, 70-inch TV screens, five HVAC zones in the main house, Lutron controls and a security system that you won’t want to mess with. Not to mention the home is in one of the best locations in Preston Hollow on one of the most coveted streets.
Did I tell you the price has been reduced $100K? From $2,395,000 to $2,295,000. It is listed with Ira Archer and Irmgard Arthur at Allie Beth Allman, and this home will be held open every single weekend in August.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.