Caroline D. Russell
This sophisticated single-level home in gated Las Colinas is filled with light and an easygoing but assured contemporary aesthetic. Stylistic highlights include Sierra Pacific windows and doors; ceiling beams; custom cabinetry, built-ins, closets, and solid-core doors; hand-troweled plaster walls; and designer tile and Duchateau wide-plank hardwood floors. The heart of the home is an open living and dining area with a Moooi chandelier, a Sub-zero wine cooler, a remote-controlled Ortal fireplace, and a breezy portal with a sweeping view of city lights, sunsets, and the Jemez. Making entertaining effortless, the space is open to a streamlined kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a five burner AGA Elise dual fuel range, a plumbed Miele convection and steam oven, an ASKO dishwasher, Neolith counters and backsplashes, and Louis Poulsen pendant lights. The owner's suite enjoys a private portal and a luxurious bath with a glass-walled shower, a Badeloft soaking tub, superior fixtures, custom vanities with illuminated mirrors, and Neolith countertops. The office or third bedroom suite opens to a sunny courtyard with K9 artificial turf and a fountain controlled by a Lutron timer and app. Technological comforts and conveniences include a LifeSource whole-house water-filtration and softening system; a Phyn leak-detection system that can be monitored via smartphone or tablet; LED lighting with Lutron dimmers and programmable timers; motorized, programmable, and app-controlled Hunter Douglas and J Geiger window and skylight coverings; radiant heating throughout; forced zoned heat & air conditioning; and a tankless water heater. The quiet foothills location is only minutes from Canyon Road and the historic Plaza.
Sotheby's Int. RE/Washington