Wonderful StarCreek in Allen, Texas
Elegant Living for Nature Lovers!
4,308 sq. ft. (per tax rolls) built in 2014
5 Bedrooms/ 5 Full Baths/ 2 Half Bath / 2 Living Areas / 2 Dining Areas
Study / Media / 3 Car Garage
The interior offers respite from the busy world and just a step out the back door leads you to an outdoor nature preserve with miles of trails! This spacious two-story European inspired home has old world charm with a glamourous twist. Soaring ceilings, expressive windows, hand-scraped hardwoods, upscale lighting, furniture finish cabinetry, and luxury finishes create the perfect combination for entertaining friends and modern family life. Centrally located in North Dallas, this addition of Allen’s Star Creek community offers wonderful amenities and is only minutes from Central Expressway and Highway 121, making it an easy commute to downtown Dallas, Frisco, the airport, and surrounding areas. Shopping galore, wonderful dining, and internationally renowned hospitals are all just mere minutes away.
Entering through the impressive solid wood door with distortion waterglass and an iron scrollwork insert, you’ll see an elegantly designed home. Sunny ivory lines the walls, trimmed in crisp white extra tall baseboards. Beautifully finished and richly stained hand scraped hardwood floors are stained in a deep warm coffee. The stair sweeps up to the right with curved, turned wooden handrails, substantial square newel post, and full wood trim lining designer carpet risers. The spindles make a statement with hand forged textured iron in dramatic black.
To your right through a double French door is the study. The room is spacious, sunny, and private, yet inclusive to the rest of the home. A wall of windows faces the front yard and is dressed in wide plank plantation shutters. The two-stage crown molding is impressive in dark brown and the rich stain is repeated in the baseboard that lines the carpeted floor.
To the left from the entry is a vestibule hall to a first-floor bedroom. A cheerful and inviting room opens before you with a high vaulted hipped ceiling and front facing window. A full bath with a window has a large walk in closet making this a wonderful in-law suite, nursery, or guest accommodation.
Opposite the study and stair wall is the formal dining room. The use of this space is delineated by a walk-through butler pantry flanking each side of the wide entry. The cabinets are dark and formal in a deep chocolate stained alder. Beautiful and dramatic granite counters are lined with a grey art glass linear backsplash. Above glass door cabinetry rises to the ceiling, with closed cabinetry below, for convenient serving and storage. The dining room is large and hung over the table space, a rustic contemporary fixture is bold and substantial. Ceilings are vaulted to a hip and lined at the wall top with a crown. A generous window at the room’s far end floods the space in a warm glow. A double door opens from the dining room to the kitchen.
At the end of the entry, the arched opening is repeated across the main living area to an outer wall, and an exterior window echoes with same arch, creating a lovely frame for the views to outside.
Arriving first in the living area you’ll notice the massive wall of arched windows and the soaring ceilings accented with cedar beam detail. Centered along a side wall of the living area, an elegant and imposing floor to ceiling fireplace of Granbury stone anchors the space. The fireplace has an integrated hearth and mantel shelf. The living area is beautifully open to the kitchen and breakfast room.
In the kitchen, custom furniture finish cabinetry stained in a deep espresso is impressive and heavily crowned. The counters are a grey granite with gorgeous and dramatic inclusions. The backsplash is mottled grey art glass. A full wall of smartly planned cabinetry in addition to a center island with seating, create ample prep and serving space. As beautiful to cook in as it is to look at, this kitchen features; a substantial vent hood built over a 6-burner gas range, full stainless luxury appliance suite, double ovens, a built in microwave, extra deep double sink, and three industrial edge pendants over the island.
The breakfast room is open to the living area and kitchen. The built-ins lining the far wall create a sideboard and hutch serving area that doubles for use as a home workstation. It is a lovely open space situated at the end of the kitchen with large windows to the side. A glass door to the patio and a wall of windows along to back of the home have views to the large grassy yard and walking trails beyond.
Behind the breakfast room and adjacent to the living area is the large media room. Double doors open to the media room toward the back of the home. The room has the hipped vaulted ceiling and is painted in a warm chocolate all around. The integrated columns are crowned with trim and lantern style sconces accent each one. The glow of the lanterns on the four columns and the warmth of the color create a wonderful space, ready for your family to enjoy a full theater experience.
The master suite is located off a side hall from the great room living area. The large double arched opening is over a hall leading to the master bedroom. Through the vestibule hall entry, the massive master suite opens before you with dramatic high ceilings and tall windows.
The master bath sparkles with handsome dark granite countertops on white painted furniture-finish vanities. Beautiful light floors are in a 24-inch tile with offset joints. Separate vanities sit under framed mirror with dramatic sculptural lighting above. Deep in a corner, the mosaic deck surrounds the deep soaking tub. Beyond the tub, a window wall creates a dramatic illusion and allows for a light and bright shower. The shower has wide door entry and is tiled floor to ceiling in a light stone-look tile.
Off the master bath is a massive dressing room. The walk-through closet has a second door to the mud room for easier start and end of day transitions. The master closet is well designed and beautifully appointed with open shelf storage and generous amounts of hanging space.
The mud room hall is behind the master closet and extends from the living area, beyond the entry stair, and leads to the laundry, a half bath, and garage. With pretty cabinetry finish locker cubbies, this walk-through space is very nicely thought out and convenient to hold shoes, coats, and essentials.
A separate door closes the laundry from the hall to keep things quiet and contained.
The laundry room is nicely appointed with full custom cabinetry and striking stone tile floor in a modern subway setting. This room is ready to get to work with additional space for a refrigerator or more cabinetry.
At the end of the hall is entry to the home’s three car garage. Upon first entering the garage, you are on a raised pad that is perfect for a home gym or workshop. Roomy and spacious—as it is open to rest of the garage—this a wonderful outdoor, but protected, flex space. Two large bays are off to your right with a double door entry. Another single bay garage is located to the other side of the raised garage space.
Ascend the stair to find the large game room. Windows along the front wall fill the spacious room with natural light. A balcony railing repeats the spindles and is open to the entry below. Beyond the game room, the wood landing and wide hall repeats the wide arched opening theme. A wet bar area is located nearby with closed cabinetry, an under counter refrigerator, and pebble stone backsplash. An alcove in the hall is perfect for an entertainment center, leaving floor space in the game room for guests. Diagonally across from the wet bar is a generously sized half bath with a huge linen closet.
There are three very generously proportioned bedrooms upstairs. Bedrooms have high ceilings, large windows, and generous walk in closets. Each of the bedrooms have full en suite baths with tub and showers.
The homes brick exterior is timeless and impressive. A ledger stone accent and sliced brick-trimmed arches make a great first impression. Multiple roof peaks and offsets add interest and balance to the home’s front facade. A wide sidewalk path leads you a few steps up to a welcoming brick floored porch. The home is beautifully landscaped, planted with varying heights of shrubbery and large trees. The plantings line the foundation and create soft curving lines for a natural feel. In the backyard, the covered porch area is a huge outdoor living space. The yard is large and grassy with plenty of room to play! Get out and enjoy the walking trails with your own access gate.