Friday, May 29, 2015

Another completed new custom home. Now I can slip back towards retirement again.

Today we're turning over to the new owners, Mr. & Mrs. "S" (no, not K & me), our newest custom residence.  I had time to take a few pics, so I thought I would share:

This is a 6,300 square foot home on a nicely wooded site that backs up to Breckenridge Park in Richardson, one of Dallas' nicer suburbs.

Here is a view looking from the Great Room towards the "nice" kitchen.  As you can see, their style is "soft contemporary", which I personally like very much.  Amenities include a Sub Zero refrigerator, a 5-burner/griddle Wolf range top, two freezer drawers, a microwave oven, a steam oven, a convection oven, a warming drawer, and a high-end dishwasher.  See that port-hole window in the swinging door?....

That opens to the "prep" kitchen, a modest-sized second kitchen where they can cook on a daily basis and make a mess.  They entertain a lot, so I suppose the "nice" kitchen is for their parties.

Discreetly off to one side Mrs. S has her own "craft room".  (Woman Cave?)


Adjacent to the "nice" kitchen is the downstairs bar, which includes a small fridge and an icemaker. (Trust me, they're there, hidden behind cabinet door fronts.)

....which is convenient to the formal dining know, the space where you're required to use the good plastic ware.  ;)  It also has a nice view of the pool.

And of course, a tasteful foyer staircase.  The arched opening behind that leads to....

 ....a library....

...then on to the Master Bedroom, both having a nice view of the wooded back yard.

....and the master bath....which is next to the utility....

....and just a few steps away from....

....the master closet.  It's actually larger than it looks here!

Accessible via either the front staircase or the back stairs off the Great Room you can barely see there on the left is the game room, which is actually twice as large as this photo intimates.  See that bookcase on the right.... opens to reveal a hidden room behind.  Holy Alfred Hitchcock!

Yes, they like storage.

And over the garage is the media room.  Crank it up!

The bar in the corner has another mini-fridge, an icemaker, and a beer tap. (No, it didn't come with a complementary keg.  I checked ;)

All the upstairs rooms have this nice view of the pool and the outdoor kitchen....

....which sports a sink, icemaker, mini-fridge, grill, warming drawer, and storage drawers, as well as a wood burning fireplace for those chilly evenings.

In addition to all this, there are 4 other bedrooms (one more downstairs and three upstairs) each with its own private bath, plus 2 powder baths, a mud room, and a three-car garage.  

They are moving in this weekend.  I'm glad it's them and not me.  :)



  1. Whoa! That's some house! Too bad about the keg...

  2. Do they really need all that while other people go hungry? Dang 1%ers. They should give more to the government. Wait...would that put you out of work?

    1. Dang 1%ers is right Joe. But I'll still take their money. ;)

    2. As well you should...btw looks like a real quality job all around.

    3. Thanks. We hire only really good craftspeople. The kudos go to them.

  3. Whoa - that looks fabulous! But I'd lose Mike in such a big place - I like knowing where to find him ;)

  4. At least you didn't get all that rain like Houston or that house probably would have floated away.

  5. I have to admit it looks GORGEOUS! I hope it's built on high enough ground to be safe from all the floods you've been having in Texas.

  6. I was just thinking the same thing as Pixel Peeper. And I was gonna say "them people got way too much money." Then I realized YOU probably got a big chunk of it! Good on ya'!

  7. That is one very awesome home, hope they enjoy it. Your company sure does fine work. Great job!

  8. Beautiful home! How much do houses go for per square foot in the Dallas area?

  9. Wow, that's such a lovely house. I especially love the look of the kitchen. I can just imagine my husband peeking through the port-hole window to see what I'm cooking up. And with so many ovens and an amazing range top I can cook anything. I have the perfect french baguette recipe for that steam oven.

    Lisa Brady @ R and K Custom Homes

  10. Wow, I love the room architecture. I have similar design elements in my custom home, and I am including some in my brother's. He and I are working on it together. My house my brother Ben and I had his friends help. His friend, Ted, was a engineer. Super smart guy. Ted's in Paris right now on his honeymoon, so Ben and I are doing what we can.

    Van Lucas @ JPC Custom Homes

  11. This house is awesome. I love all of the space, the pool and the quality craftsmanship on all of the finishing touches throughout the house. I wish my wife would let me have a media room that size to turn into a man cave! Heck, I would even settle for the hidden room behind the book case!

    Maxwell Frey @ Design Build Duluth

  12. This is a beautiful home that looks very well built. I am vaguely familiar with programs like this, but am excited to hear about what they're actually up to in my town.
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  13. Beautiful! Unfortunately Rich and I are past such loveliness and ready to downsize. Great job!