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Hot Property: A Light, Bright Home With California Coast Vibes

This Preston Hollow home feels straight out of Santa Barbara.
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Hot Property: A Light, Bright Home With California Coast Vibes

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From the street, 6511 Joyce Way is just another standard-sized, cream-colored family home in Preston Hollow–sophisticated and well-kept, certainly, but otherwise straightforward. Don’t underestimate this build, though. The ornately carved front door is your first hint at the dramatic details within.

To start, this home is colossal. The facade is an optical illusion, depicting the width–not the length–of the 6,000-square-foot space.

Sunlight bounces around the airy interior, thanks to light wood floors and cream-colored walls. A double-sided fireplace, flanked with flax-colored stone and light wood mantels, is a focal point for both the main living area and the formal dining room. Add exposed beams, and the home becomes undeniably coastal.

Though 6511 Joyce lacks ocean views or salty air, a backyard oasis is the next best thing. Especially when you can’t go anywhere. Several sets of French doors showcase the setup, where a compact pool is complemented by lounge chairs and a grilling area.

Yes, this home is well-suited for special occasions, but families will feel right at home in the less formal living spaces, like a breakfast nook, a media room, and a study. Scroll through our gallery to take a look.