September 26, 2022

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A Home Grown Success

See a world of design in this four-bedroom Preston Hollow home

This Preston Hollow home full of collected design elements from around the world proves that you don’t have to go far from D-FW to get a taste of the world.

Located on a 1.094-acre lot, this four-bedroom home was built in 1995 and has a variety of unique details throughout. There are hand-hewn doors throughout the interior, carved stone fireplaces and patterned tile along some exterior walls.

Co-listing agent LeeLee Gioia of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty said that the home’s design was inspired by the Andalusia region in southern Spain.

“Andalusian is a rich melting-pot of styles, reflecting the eastern influences and the traditional stucco architecture of Spanish-style construction,” Gioia said.

Gioia said that the home’s original owner (not the current seller) traveled the world and was inspired by a variety of architectural features. She said the home’s design is full of Spanish and Asian influences.

The current sellers maintained many of the unique architectural elements original to the home, Gioia said, but they have made a few cosmetic changes to the kitchen, bathrooms and some spaces on the second level.

The home at 9851 Rockbrook Drive has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two half-bathrooms in 6,462 square feet. The property also has a guest house above the home’s three-car garage. A covered walkway connects the main house to the garage.

The home’s first level includes an abundance of living spaces — a living room, family room, morning room and library — plus the kitchen and dining room and one of the bedroom suites. Intricate design details are interspersed throughout the home, like carved doors, screens and fireplace surrounds. In alcoves throughout the home there are carved windows or screens called “jali,” which are design elements found in Indian and Islamic architecture, Gioia said.

1/11Take a look at the home at 9851 Rockbrook Drive in Dallas.(Stephen Reed Photography)

The living room is next to the foyer and has a soaring, two-story-high ceiling. Large windows on one wall of the living room allow in plenty of natural light, and there’s a fireplace with a carved stone surround set between the windows. Alcoves on opposite sides of the living room have more carved screens.

An archway connects the living room to the dining room where a set of French doors along the back of the room opens to the outdoor space. Two more sets of French doors connect the dining room to a pass-through bar and storage space that connects to the kitchen. The morning room is next to the kitchen and has built-in bookcases and French doors that access the outdoor space and a covered patio. The nearby family room has built-in bookcases and a fireplace with a detailed mantle design.

Back toward the foyer, the home’s downstairs bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Nearby, a doorway with a carved frame and door leads into the library, which has a fireplace, plenty of bookshelves and a wet bar, according to the floor plan.

The remaining three bedrooms, including the primary suite, are on the second level. The primary bedroom has a fireplace, bookcases and access to an outdoor patio. The suite has two walk-in closets, two sinks and a separate bathtub and shower. One of the two other upstairs bedrooms has an en suite bathroom.

Outside, the home has multiple outdoor living spaces, a pool, an outdoor cooking area and a large grassy area.

The home is on the market for $6,975,000 and is listed by LeeLee Gioia and Anne Goyer of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

This is part of our Posh Properties series, providing a glimpse inside nice homes in North Texas for those who love to look at houses. It is not paid for or presented by area real estate agents or companies.

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