Wow. Like a lot of things in my life, I didn’t see this coming. I cannot think of a worse time to put this house on the market but, here goes. 6645 Northaven just went on the market for $11.5 million, listed with darling Lynette Scruggs of Dave Perry-Miller. The home was built on two acres in my lovely little enclave of Hillcrest Estates starting in about 2007, completed in 2009. The land had been owned by Beck and Peach Weathers, he of Mt. Everest mountain-climbing fame. The owners are an Amy and Darren Kozelsky, he being a Christian country music singer and she being of the golden sperm club.
I wined and dined the architect, Lionel Morrison, trying to persuade him to let me write the home up for D Home. Alas, Lionel chose LUXE Magazine for it’s better circulation, he told me. (I also sensed that Lionel was not pleased with the way the owners had decorated the home, which was, after all, his chef d’oeuvre.) But I cannot find the home on the LUXE website. It’s a true tribute to modern architecture, and feels quite 1950’s on the interior. There are natural concrete floors, warm warm wood on the stairs (Aframosia, imported from Canada) and also in the upstairs hallway. The kitchen counters are Pierre Brun white limestone; counters in the master bath are Balzaac Fleuri limestone imported from France. There are three bedrooms, a guest room, nanny’s suite, children’s playroom, a planning/wrapping room, office, media room, master bedroom with amazing closets, pull-out mirrors, and a decked-out basement music room which is where Darren did his music thing. The home is almost all ceiling to floor windows, absorbing the natural treed beauty of the almost 2 acre lot. No draperies; auto window covers and six-foot tall walls outside the windows generate total privacy. Talk about detail, Morrison is the master of it: all doors are tall and recessed so it appears there are no doors anywhere. It is 14,000 square feet and the pool/waterfall is one of the most breathtaking ever. The kitchen has a sub-kitchen and also a fireplace and which would be very cozy on a day like today.
I do have hope for this home: I’m told that light, bright and white is very much in now — old world dark out. Buyers are getting sick of being depressed about the economy and who is shooting who, so they are going back to the 1970’s-inspired interiors and — I am holding my nose here — we are beginning to see the return of all white kitchens. This home is certainly light, and very, very white.
Why would these young ones build a masterpiece like this, fill it with their family and then sell? The rumors are circulating, but I’ll give you a big fat clue: taxes due January 31 are $121,181. And that’s on a $5,393,370 million appraisal. Ouch.