40 Braewood Pl., Dallas, TX 75248
The Matchless Perfection of Nature and Architecture
At first blush this spectacular Graham Greene-designed estate may seem to have been the brainchild of Mother Nature. Situated within the prestigious gated Glen Abbey community, this award-winning masterpiece is strategically positioned on an acre overlooking a 10-acre nature preserve.
Whether itís the entry walkway situated between two charming brooks and beneath a vine-covered trellis, the infinity pool appearing to spill into the creek below, the waterfall feeding the koi pond or settling down around the fire pit at the terrace on the banks of White Rock Creek, the grounds beautifully blend natural splendor and 21st century luxuries.
Matching this perfection is the residence itself. Complementing its surroundings, only the finest wood, stone and steel have been incorporated in the creation of the multi-level residence with its walls of towering windows allowing natural light to flow throughout.
But itís not just breathtaking. Itís also smart, very smart. The master bedroom quarters on the ground level exemplifies the intelligence, magnificent craftsmanship and state-of-the-art creature comforts with automatic blackout curtains, breakfast bar and fireplace. The suiteís world-class bathroom features his-and-hers vanities separated by a huge dual shower, a towel warming drawer and a unique soak tub with a flawless view of the grounds and the adjoining hot tub with its own fire ring. But if privacy is wanted, no problem. There are frosted glass walls that slide out to separate the bathroom and closets from the rest of the world.
The other four ensuite guestrooms are equally marvelous. One even has its own spiral staircase leading to a hidden loft.
But thereís so much more, including two offices, two utility rooms, two dining areas, a four-car garage with workshop and a library that with the push of a button can be transformed into a media room.
And, of course, the culinary center is a veritable work of art with its honey onyx tile backsplash, walk-in pantry and granite island, world-famous appliances from Gaggenau, Miele, Monogram Advantium and Sub-Zero. Itís just a door away from the outdoor built-in-grill and dining terrace.
In addition to the elevator and staircases, the wooden winding staircase with LED embedded lights in the steps provides seamless access to all levels, from the temperature-controlled wine cellar (it can hold 1,600 bottles and 22 cases) with its one-of-a-kind table for tastings to the rooftop terrace with its birdís-eye view of the world.