Fall Home Tour Preview IV - Oak Park Estates
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When the current owners first saw this home nestled in the woods on an acre of land on a secluded street, it was love at first sight, and they knew they had found their idyllic location.   Designed by architect David Atteberry and built by developer A. W. Partleton in 1972, the home is perched on a cliff overlooking the woods and a creek.



Built as the developer’s own residence, it has many features not found in other homes in the area.  The roofline and stone façade provide an Asian flavor to the architecture.  The home consists of two wings connected by a “bridge,” a windowed walkway/gallery cantilevered over the cliff connecting the bedroom area to the main living areas.

 

There are magnificent views of trees from every window in the house.   A wall of windows in the large living room affords a panoramic view of the woods and overlooks a large deck.  The room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and built-in bar.  A private deck with a forty-foot pine tree growing through the middle is located between the kitchen/breakfast area and the bedroom wing.  The large patio area next to the living room deck is a perfect place for entertaining, and the treetop study is a must-see.

 

The current homeowners completely renovated both indoors and outdoors.  Major research found the Patagonian rosewood flooring that extends throughout the house.  Gone is the former tattoo parlor, which has been transformed into an exercise/meditation room. A favorite feature is the “tree house” - a large screened porch perched high above the ground – perfect for bird watching and a favorite place to relax in the evenings.   

 

The home features an eclectic array of unique items and artwork that the owners collected during their extensive world travels.  While there is work by Erte and Chagall, the owners’ favorite is a portrait of James Dean as Jett Rink purchased at the first Dallas Art Fair. 

 Living on Lost Creek Drive is a treat!  With only 31 houses, it is a stable, friendly, caring street where neighbors look after neighbors.  Many of the residents have lived there more than 30 years - one for 47 years.