Dallas Real Estate News: Light, Bright, White and Very, Very Big

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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.

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    • Amy Kozelsky says

      When you are not in a huge hurry, isn't it a good business decision to attempt to get SOMEWHERE in the neighborhood of what you have in the property? No devil's lettuce or any other illegal smokes for us…just seemed like the smart thing to do. Tons will think otherwise but obviously have a right to their own opinion.

    • Amy Kozelsky says

      When you are not in a huge hurry, isn't it a good business decision to attempt to get SOMEWHERE in the neighborhood of what you have in the property? No devil's lettuce or any other illegal smokes for us…just seemed like the smart thing to do. Tons will think otherwise but obviously have a right to their own opinion.

  1. Amy Kozelsky says

    Hi Candy! thanks for your nice "write-up"… Just to clarify, Lionel should have absolutely ZERO probs with the way the home was decorated since we enlisted Susan, his partner, to handle all of the interior design. Also, the home has seven bedrooms. Our true reasons for marketing our home could't be farther from all the rumors circulating. I am sure this is no surprise to you! It is a truly an amazing home and I will always feel like it is "our baby" and that we were an integral part in creating such a masterpiece. Basically, we are at a place in our lives where we are exploring other alternatives that we feel MIGHT be better for our family. Maybe, maybe not! …but what the hell! It can't hurt to test the waters! Darren is glad to hold this new title of a "Christian" country singer! News to him! As for myself, I can't wait to tell my Dad I am a member of the golden sperm club! Hopefully, he won't have a heart attack! All my best, Candy! Thanks for not "trash talking!"

  2. Amy Kozelsky says

    Hi Candy! thanks for your nice "write-up"… Just to clarify, Lionel should have absolutely ZERO probs with the way the home was decorated since we enlisted Susan, his partner, to handle all of the interior design. Also, the home has seven bedrooms. Our true reasons for marketing our home could't be farther from all the rumors circulating. I am sure this is no surprise to you! It is a truly an amazing home and I will always feel like it is "our baby" and that we were an integral part in creating such a masterpiece. Basically, we are at a place in our lives where we are exploring other alternatives that we feel MIGHT be better for our family. Maybe, maybe not! …but what the hell! It can't hurt to test the waters! Darren is glad to hold this new title of a "Christian" country singer! News to him! As for myself, I can't wait to tell my Dad I am a member of the golden sperm club! Hopefully, he won't have a heart attack! All my best, Candy! Thanks for not "trash talking!"

  3. Candace Evans says

    Amy — thanks for writing! I have heard all the rumors and know they are not true, time to put them to rest! I love you testing the waters. Can we get your house on TV? I want to write it up for AOL, too. But I really, really hate to lose you as neighbors….

    PS: Lucky girl in that golden sperm club!

    xo

  4. Candace Evans says

    Amy — thanks for writing! I have heard all the rumors and know they are not true, time to put them to rest! I love you testing the waters. Can we get your house on TV? I want to write it up for AOL, too. But I really, really hate to lose you as neighbors….

    PS: Lucky girl in that golden sperm club!

    xo

  5. DavisHall says

    That house is a BARGAIN at $11.5. Amy, honey, you keep on keeping on. And how may I join the lucky sperm club?

  6. DavisHall says

    That house is a BARGAIN at $11.5. Amy, honey, you keep on keeping on. And how may I join the lucky sperm club?

  7. Candy Evans says

    It is my "cute" way of referring to someone who was born to a family of means. We all know these people. Used to say "gold spoon in their mouth" but now you can go fetch a gold spoon at Marshalls for $2. I think others have called it "lucky sperm club".

  8. Candy Evans says

    It is my "cute" way of referring to someone who was born to a family of means. We all know these people. Used to say "gold spoon in their mouth" but now you can go fetch a gold spoon at Marshalls for $2. I think others have called it "lucky sperm club".

  9. Amy Patrick says

    Wow. Meg and I have been besties more or less since first grade, so I practically grew up at 6645 Northaven… VERY different from the house of my youth! I love that they kept the character of the sort of circular-ranch-sprawl that the old house had… It's a fantastic lot that just begs for a flow like that. It's very Dwell, which is a little dry for my tastes, but I'm obsessed with that shadow interplay. Well played by Maestro Morrison.

  10. Amy Patrick says

    Wow. Meg and I have been besties more or less since first grade, so I practically grew up at 6645 Northaven… VERY different from the house of my youth! I love that they kept the character of the sort of circular-ranch-sprawl that the old house had… It's a fantastic lot that just begs for a flow like that. It's very Dwell, which is a little dry for my tastes, but I'm obsessed with that shadow interplay. Well played by Maestro Morrison.

  11. Amy Patrick says

    Wow. Meg and I have been besties more or less since first grade, so I practically grew up at 6645 Northaven… VERY different from the house of my youth! I love that they kept the character of the sort of circular-ranch-sprawl that the old house had… It's a fantastic lot that just begs for a flow like that. It's very Dwell, which is a little dry for my tastes, but I'm obsessed with that shadow interplay. Well played by Maestro Morrison.

  12. Subhi Gharbieh says

    Candy,
    Awesome Post, I love this house. Its about time someone recognized that Modern/Minimalist Design is growing in popularity here in Dallas. My business has picked up significantly..lots of clients looking for Modern Homes! Not quite in this price range though (I wish 🙂 ) I love all of Lionel's work, he is an artist.

  13. Subhi Gharbieh says

    Candy,
    Awesome Post, I love this house. Its about time someone recognized that Modern/Minimalist Design is growing in popularity here in Dallas. My business has picked up significantly..lots of clients looking for Modern Homes! Not quite in this price range though (I wish 🙂 ) I love all of Lionel's work, he is an artist.