While 9630 Inwood Rd. certainly has a striking façade fit for Preston Hollow, the house was designed to enjoy the setting and views from the back of the property. “I hate to call it the back of the house,” listing agent Faisal Halum says.
Designed by Bonick Landscaping, the backyard has a “park-like setting,” Halum says. There is a koi pond and fountain, a creek with a bridge, and plenty of trees. Everything about the house’s architecture is designed to enjoy the views. The living room has towering double-height floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a large deck, a balcony upstairs, and the primary suite has its own private patio.
The interiors, too, were designed with the views and greenery outside in mind. The home has plenty of natural wood elements, like its white oak floors and cabinetry and burning bush mahogany crotch (that’s the real name, yes) wood detailing in the formal living and upstairs sitting rooms and library. Many spaces feature Danby marble accents, and the bathrooms also have limestone floors.
Built in 1985, the house was remodeled in 1998. After the current owners moved in 2006, they hired interior designer Rick Rozas to lead another remodel in 2008. The house has a chef’s kitchen, a bedroom-sized pantry, luxe wallcoverings, and a Bernbaum Magadini Architects-designed safe room. The current owners are art collectors, so there’s also museum-quality walls and art lighting throughout.
The “whole home has a very zen feel to it,” Halum says. “From the minute you walk in, you really do feel transported.” But that serene feeling isn’t as evident from the street—you have to come inside to truly appreciate it.
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