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Must See Property — A Highland Park Mediterranean Gets the Dallas Designer Treatment

Cynthia Collins Adds Her Magic Touch to a Custom, Volk Estates Home

BY // 07.17.20
photography Stephen Reed

Who among us hasn’t been lured into a real estate slideshow or open house by a striking Mediterranean façade, only to be disappointed by a cookie cutter interior? A sea of white-on-white, layered with more white, punctuated by the occasional pop of brass or black.

Rest assured, there’s no such trickery at 6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard. Designed in 2005 by sought-after architect Dallas Paul Turney, the Highland Park property recently underwent a makeover thanks to Underwood Custom Homes and designer Cynthia Collins, one of the tastemakers behind the beloved Dallas boutique Blue Print. The result: a home that’s as pretty as it is functional — and an additional two-bedroom pool house that would really come in handy during quarantine.

Bathrooms are covered in designer wallpaper, fireplaces are flanked by stunning custom tile, and handy built-ins (with lovely hardware) abound. On the functional front, appliances are SubZero and La Cornue (the stunning French ranges never disappoint), the lighting is Lutron, and the tile roofing is Ludowici.

Volk Estates Dallas (Photo by Stephen Reed) (Photo by Stephen Reed)
One of six elegant fireplaces in the thoughtfully redesigned home, located in Dallas’ exclusive Volk Estates neighborhood. (Photo by Stephen Reed)

Filed under “things I dream about in quarantine” you’ll find a brick wine cellar with an elegant iron door, an elevator (to bring as much wine as possible to higher levels at once, of course), and a lush, glassy pool I’d like to live my life out of until October 2020.

And then there’s the Volk Estates of it all. The small neighborhood is one of the most exclusive within the already exclusive Park Cities, and offers backyards that back up to beautiful Turtle Creek. Naturally, the price tag ($16.5 million) reflects it. If that particular amount isn’t currently accessible within your budget, consider adding the home to your own list of “things I dream about in quarantine.”

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