luxury real estate in Odessa

One of the bathrooms at the luxury house 5 La Promesa Cir. in Odessa.

Take a peek inside the luxury real estate market in Odessa with these five houses for sale now. For  $1 million and up, you get a broad range of options in style and amenities, from double master suites and pool with a swim-up bar, to an oversized four-car garage and a heated and air-conditioned dog house. There’s no skimping in these houses!

DOUBLE MASTER SUITES, LUXURY KITCHEN

5 La Promesa Cir 5 La Promesa Cir5 La Promesa CirThe luxury digs at 5 La Promesa Cir. near 191 and Faudree Road offers a great floorplan with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, listed for $1.1 million by Chris Beckett of Pine & Beckett Realtors. Twelve-foot ceilings, eight-foot doors, arched hallways, and a 10,000-pound/11-foot custom front door creating a grand sense of scale throughout the 4,402 square feet. One of the two master suites has a 15-by-14 walk-in closet. The kitchen is gourmet, with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a wine bar, and butler’s pantry. A four-car garage provides plenty of parking, and a full outdoor kitchen means you can always take the party out back.

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Simply stunning. Tastefully remodeled, this home is located on aWell, this home sure made my Sunday, and I hope it makes your week! I do not know when I have seen such a wonderfully beautiful, thorough, tasteful remodel of a circa 1960’s ranch in Russwood Acres. This neighborhood of sprawling ranches and hefty yards up at Inwood and Royal is still enjoying a lot of renovations on the neighborhood stock — very few tear downs here, mostly because the homes are all built like — to quote my favorite Realtor Hunter Dehn — “brick *%&$houses”. Seriously, these homes are like the foundation at the World Trade Center, and they clean up beautifully.

We lived in a 60’s home once in our Dallas real estate life, a story I intend to blog someday! Melissa Lane: terrazzo, great storage, walk-in closets, built-ins, solid as a rock. The 60’s is when builders and architects began to “get it” and luxe up the home design.

The owners of 5122 Springmeadow Drive went all out. The 4327 square foot ranch is so brimming with newness you would think it was a complete new home the moment you walk in. The owner also used the very types of soft, sleek contemporary materials the marketplace is going ga ga over au current: pale greens and Ann Sacks tiles, wide-planked hand-scraped hardwood floors, loads of natural light, big, white insulated windows, flat screen TVs. (more…)

1809 Provine Front

This home is truly a labor of love, and it shows! This amazing Tuscan-style estate in McKinney took three years for the owner, an artist, to design and build. It has so many gorgeous and warm, intimate rooms to fall head-over-heels for, and trust me, this home is romance with a foundation and walls.

From the lush landscaping that surrounds the 4 acre lot, to the finishes and tile work, you’ll be transported to an Italian countryside with this 7,600-square-foot masterpiece. It has five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and some incredible touches you don’t often see outside of luxury resorts.

1809 Provine Courtyard

This property in Provine Farms Estates is marketed by Patton International Properties Realtor Myla Patton for $1.75 million. To me, considering some of the amenities this lovely home offers, it seems like an absolute steal! Considering the three-car garage, as well as the stocked pond, gorgeous outdoor spaces, and picturesque courtyard, 1809 Provine would be an excellent bed and breakfast. It certainly has enough visual interest throughout to be a magnet for honeymooners.

1809 Provine Living

I love the exposed and painted beams, the plaster walls, and the incredible stone work in the kitchen, which has painted cabinets and high-end stainless appliances as well as a cool stainless steel island counter top and a painted wrought iron pot rack. Most people would be put off by the many different materials and patterns on the floor in this home, but to me it just makes it feel more like an artist’s haven — a muse, or source of inspiration.

1809 Provine Kitchen

You know where you won’t lack inspiration, though? The master bedroom. This is absolute romance, with exposed beams in the ceiling, a two-sided fireplace, and amazing views of the property. In the master bath you’ll find one of the sexiest tubs I’ve ever seen. It’s a sunken tub encased in glass mosaic tile. Imagine having a soak in that gorgeous thing, right next to a fire … just incredible!

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If you’re looking for resort-worthy amenities, all you have to do is go outside to the patio and outdoor kitchen, where you’ll find a pool that has both a beach entry as well as a swim-up bar and a water feature. Pure romance!

Where would you fall in love with this home?

1809 Provine Patio and Pool 1809 Provine Pond 1809 Provine Fire Pit

This home is all about the details, which greet you from the moment you walk into the front door of 3612 Caruth Boulevard. This home is just spot-on, right down to the checkerboard-stained hardwoods in the foyer. If this Louisiana French-style home by designed by Paul Turney and built by Rusty Goff doesn’t get your heart racing, then you need to check your pulse!

Marketed by top-notch Allie Beth Allman agent Pam Dyer, this University Park home is listed at $3.25 million and is worth every red cent. There are five bedrooms, six and a half baths, and almost 6,500 square feet. Top that all off with Highland Park ISD schools (Hyer attendance zone) and you have an excellent value.

Despite the wood finishes everywhere you turn, this home is bright and welcoming. That has a lot to do with the tons of huge floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the living and dining rooms with light. I think it makes this stunning University Park home both spacious and cozy.

But I am in L-O-V-E with this kitchen, guys. I wouldn’t mind slaving away on turkey and all the fixins’ this Thursday if I had a gorgeous place like this one to do it in! From the bead-board ceiling, the two-tone cabinets, to the copper island counter, the brick-framed range, and the herringbone brick floors, this home perfectly melds old-world and high-end. It is totally to die for!

There’s a keeping room right next to the kitchen, too, which has a brick fireplace that’s just perfect for everyone to hang out and have a few pre-Thanksgiving apertifs, am I right? (Side note: Have a listing that has a to-die-for dining room? Send it our way by Wednesday for our special Thanksgiving feature!)

The master bedroom, with a super-high vaulted ceiling, is just incredible. It’s the perfect retreat for when you’ve had too much turkey and wine (hello tryptophan!) and perhaps a bit too much Aunt Mavis.

Wash away all the family drama and hard work you put in for that one meal in your amazing master bath. I love that there are two separate vanities on SEPARATE SIDES OF THE ROOM. This should be standard in all luxury baths. Seriously, I do not want to have to face my husband at early hours, and this is the perfect solution.

Now, the backyard, that’s the best place for the after dinner football watching marathon. That is, if you don’t want to watch football! I would love to enjoy my dessert and port and just sit by the pool in one of those comfy chaises, wouldn’t you?

Know another house that’s perfect for hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Email us at candy@candysdirt.com or jo@candysdirt.com by Wednesday!

 

 

This is why you should shoot a twilight photo for a listing. Gorgeous, no?

When I look at a house, I ask myself, “Self, what do you love about this house?”

Sometimes I say, “The kitchen, but I could live without the glitter toilet seat on the master commode.”

And other times I say, “What is there not to love?”

I found myself saying just that to myself after receiving a missive from a longtime reader, first-time house porn pusher telling all about 1322 Kessler Parkway. This North Oak Cliff  home is a work of art and is on the market for $1.295 million.

Marketed by David Nichols of the Matthew-Nichols Group, this Gary Cunningham-designed glass-walled treehouse is absolutely stunning. Reminds you of Cameron’s house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, doesn’t it? Truly, this home is a temple to the contemporary. The polished concrete, the exposed steel supports, the suspension cables — it’s industrial chic!

The main house has a master suite on the home’s top-most level, with formals, a half bath, and a gorgeous kitchen on the floor below. The guest house, which is great for privacy, is a smaller version of the main house, with two bedrooms connected by a large and luxurious bathroom.

This house is earth friendly, with geo-thermal temperature control, and it’s human-friendly, with a trolley that can haul your groceries up to the house from the garage so you don’t have to.

I don’t know if I could do a better job of describing this house than the listing on the Matthews-Nichols site. But the photos are just jaw-dropping. So is the price, for that matter!