This magnificent contemporary mansion sits on 3.25 acres of exquisitely designed and quiet grounds beside a creek in woodland Bluffview. The grounds feature two modernist structures: the main house, which was finished in 1972 and has been completely reinvented, and the Carriage House, built in 2014 and 2015. Together, these houses create an unrivaled potential for living on a higher plane.
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The main house is a beautiful contrast of styles. Thrilling but also relaxing, intimate yet expansive; it's a perfectly balanced home. It was initially designed for a prominent Dallas doctor by noted Texas architect Bud Oglesby. It has undergone two brilliant remodels during its current ownership: one between 2006 and 2008. It won a Design Excellence Award from the International Interior Design Association and another in 2022. The home is roughly 15,918 square feet with the main footprint of approximately 10,000 square feet, with several living areas, a Bulthaup kitchen at the heart of the residence, and five bedrooms.The 6,000 square feet of adjacent two-story guest accommodations comprise a full apartment on the first floor with a living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms. Two extra sections above might be used for offices, gym, crafts, and more.
The main house is made up of areas that progress from street level to creek level, with interior finishes including fabulous limestone, warm walnut, white maple, stainless steel, and other high-end materials. Through Hope's large steel and glass windows, there are views of the lovely gardens. The main suite redefines the term "luxury." It's a treehouse-like aerie with a spacious, light-filled bedroom, a soothing bath with strongly textured limestone walls, a smooth Spoon tub by Agape, a dressing space with an expansive skylight overhead, and a fitted Poliform wardrobe with golden rift-cut oak doors.
A piano room, gracious bar, cozy wine cellar, media room, billiards room, elevator, five-car attached garage, restful outdoor loggia, private terraces, cigar court, tennis court, and a spectacular infinity pool with a waterfall that spills to the creek-side lawn terrace below are among the home's many other luxury features.
The magnificent, contemporary Carriage House, located only steps from the main house, was created as a museum-like home for a car collection and a unique party location. The six-plus-car garage area on the upper level features many glass doors that open entirely to the modernist landscape of the surrounding gardens, with two levels and approximately 7,179 square feet. (Private automobiles can be driven forward into the parking deck and shown as art in the landscape.) An elevator leads to the lowest floor, an oversized two-car garage, a catering kitchen, and a special room with a driving simulator. The Carriage House is so nicely designed and completed that it may easily be turned into a full second home or for other inventive purposes.
A cutting-edge Crestron system regulates the main house and the Carriage House, incorporating security, lighting, audio, and cameras, among other features. A backup generator is on standby to provide peace of mind. The present owners and a dream team of elite designers, including architect Tom Reisenbichler, interior designer Carol Cumbie, and landscape architect Coy Talley, have put their hearts and souls into the estate.
This extraordinary property — a remarkably warm and inviting masterpiece of modernity — located at 5411 Surrey Circle, is listed on the market by Joan Eleazer of Briggs Sotheby’s International Realty for $24,500,000.
Photography by: Courtesy Jason Anderson for Briggs Sotheby’s International Realty