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The Ultimate Customized Highland Park Dream Home: A Guru Transforms Her Home Into a $6.25 Million Stunner With Priceless Special Touches Galore

BY // 11.26.18

Dream homes are built — and sometimes completely transformed from something else into something spectacular.

Take the unparalleled French transitional home at 4430 Bordeaux Avenue in Dallas’ vaunted Highland Park neighborhood. Every last detail was considered and cared for in this completely customized house.

Look at the marvelous, lovingly, expertly curated design while you can. You’ll likely never see anything quite like it again.

The 7,149-square-foot home brings a $6.25 million asking price — and a backstory to make any design nut swoon.

The attention to detail and unique design come as no surprise, as the dream house’s owner is expert home stager Cindy Musgrove. The transformation comes from Musgrove’s vision and meticulous focus, courtesy of her background making homes look picture perfect for a living.

In this case, it wasn’t just about making a house look its finest. It was about making a house the finest it could be.

The five-bedroom, five-bathroom showcase features a completely redesigned floor plan. Musgrove, principal of boutique staging company Blu Sky Living, was committed to customizing as much as possible to turn a flawed 1985-built house into something magical, something more than worthy of its Highland Park address.

The new open floor plan is airy and light, creating a peaceful energy throughout. The neutral floors and walls create a calm ambience, the perfect blank canvas for a new owner to make the home their own with impressive artwork.

The renovation was more than simply reworking the original design — it was creating something entirely new and special, from the completely redone interior floor plan to completely original crown moulding and the custom millwork trim gracing the entire home.

Custom paint, unique finishes and custom-stained Red Oak hardwood floors and all-new hardware make this reimagined dream home a standout.

As you tour the home, you’ll find divine details such as Ashley Norton and Emtek hardware and a custom Stark Carpet sisal stair runner.

A Dream Home Tour

Let’s begin with the kitchen — any modern home’s heartbeat — where personal touches abound. Custom iron doors, cabinetry, Zephyr vent hood and trim and delicate Lucite pulls on the refrigerator and freezer make this kitchen a showcase like no other.

Ample quartzite counter space and a polished island make this kitchen the perfect spot for sharing a family breakfast or entertaining guests. The high ceilings and glamorous light fixtures are lovely against the neutral marble backsplash, which adds interest while blending seamlessly with the overall look.

An oh-so-convenient butler pantry features an elegant design of Porcelanosa backsplash and Shumaker wallpaper. It was created with an eye to entertaining, made possible by its U-line dual temperature wine refrigerator and Scotsman ice maker.

4430 bordeaux living room
The floor-to-ceiling windows were added.

The striking living room and dining room at 4430 Bordeaux Avenue boast four added floor-to-ceiling windows with custom window treatments and antique imported French fireplaces with all-new limestone surrounds, making for elegant flair.

You’ll find the family room’s added iron doors and windows bring cohesion to the home’s overall aesthetic, as does the custom milled paneling. But perhaps the most gorgeous element is the 1920s antique pendant from a remarkable building in Manhattan.

The office’s storage and custom cabinetry are worth noting. The care taken with storage across the home is impressive, with a recessed cabinet in the wall panels to display gorgeous china and a hidden panel capable of showcasing an impressive wine collection.

Another head-turner: the built-out beauty of the third floor with Red Oak hardwood floors, custom wood ceiling with nickel back paneling and Walker Zanger Glacier White glass counters. Delicate railing allows you to look out over the rest of the home.

The master suite is made even more special with an added balcony off the bedroom. The master bath is glorious with Spanish limestone, quartzite counter and unreal Victoria and Albert soaking tub fit for the most relaxing evening you can imagine.

Few homes have ever been made this perfect. Sometimes, it takes a true expert to reimagine the dream.

4430 Bordeaux Avenue

Five bedrooms

Five bathrooms, one half bath

7,149 square feet

Asking price: $6.25 million

Listing agent: Michelle Wood, 214-564-0234

For more information, click here.

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