I posted a few shots from this house last summer, when I was first made aware of it’s awesomeness. The young builder is Leo Savino, who is building in the Park Cities under his company name, Significant Building & Construction, with the frenzy of a blue norther.
Well, now she’s all dressed up and ready for her first date.
They call her style Santa Barbara, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by gardens on a tidy lot that overlooks St. Michael’s School and church. The kitchen has great Viking professional appliances, gorgeous jewelry-like hardware, stone counters and a sleek, contemporary look prevailing across every inch. My personal favorite is the beautiful wall stonework that looks like a painting in the master, the great tilework and mahogany. The builder, who tells me he is a perfectionist, used hurricane-resistant glass in every window because he recalls a tornado in Dallas when he was younger. Plus his father is a physician; the OCD tendencies are genetic. He also overdid it on the sensors/disaster buttons. Whoever buys this house will know anywhere instantly if the A/C has gotten stopped up, and can monitor pressure arrestors on plumbing fixtures. (The engineering mind so at work!) He is even moving the outside AC units to a more aesthetically pleasing location because they “bother him.” But the home reveals the fruits of his obsessions: it is stunning.
You buy this house for the zero maintenance, not a spacious yard but your usual 150 by 54 foot wide UP lot. The home squeezes 4300 square feet in with a very spacious feel. There are four bedrooms, three and a half baths, three living areas, a two-car garage and outdoor kitchen living area. Listed with CC Allen at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, asking $1,650,000 which I think is just a tad bit high, but the house really is gorgeous. Go see it and tell come back here, tell me what you think!