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Hot Property: A Modern Hideaway in Preston Hollow

Come for the cool, contemporary exterior. Stay for the beautifully landscaped backyard.
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Though the façade is decidedly modern, 9312 Rockbrook Drive radiates warmth. Its concrete walls frame vertical windows, offering small vignettes of the lives happening inside. A delicate patina on the copper roofing and siding adds character. A row of concrete squares, like a hopscotch court amid the blades of grass, playfully leads guests to the huge wooden front door, which swings inward for an inviting welcome. Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows flanked by dark wood and black iron create a distinct, midcentury aesthetic. The open concept living space is airy and bright thanks to extra-tall ceilings, a white paint palette, and canned lighting. Fun, functional touches, like built-in bookshelves on an accent wall, are retro but timeless. The professional-looking kitchen is another highlight, complemented with gleaming chrome pulls and stainless steel counters. Bedrooms, too, are classic and cheery, and the white paint feels clean not stark. The oversized windows frame the backyard, where a towering gnarled tree serves as a focal point. A smattering of other trees creates a canopy to diffuse sunbeams. The infinity pool seems to melt into the grass at its end, and rippling water laps at the indigo-tiled edges. Inside and out, 9312 Rockbrook is impossibly serene yet sophisticated: a haven from the buzzing energy of the city.