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Hot Property: A Spanish-Style Stunner by Highland Park Village

This dreamy Park Cities build is bursting with color.
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Hot Property: A Spanish-Style Stunner by Highland Park Village

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If there’s ever been a property worthy of the phrase “location, location, location,” it’s 4144 San Carlos Drive. You’re a five-minute walk from Turtle Creek’s shaded shores, while The Honor Bar, Park House, and Royal Blue Grocery are just a block or two away for happy hours, weekend brunches, and shopping trips. Your morning commute passes through tree-lined neighborhoods filled with historic homes; the tollway is just a few streets over, as are Mockingbird and Preston roads.

It also helps that the home itself is a gem: it’s a clean-lined transitional residence with a hint of Spanish charm. While the façade leans modern, the red tile roof, brick driveway, and black iron accents are a nod to the Mediterranean architecture at nearby Highland Park Village. The exterior is flanked by topiaries, lush grass, and blooming florals.

Inside, the home’s vibe is serene and simple. You’ll notice a creamy white paint palette, natural window coverings, arched doorways, and sophisticated sculptural ceilings. It’s a relatively tame blank canvas, but the staging proves that fans of pattern and color have plenty to work with. Over-the-top greenery, jewel-toned textiles, velvet furniture, and bright rugs feel right at home here. There are a few eye-catching details in place already: the living room fireplace, for example, is adorned with eye-catching black-and-white tile and illuminated by bronze sconces. Upstairs, take note of the diamond-patterned jute stair runner, the lemon-yellow color scheme in a guest bath, and the midcentury-inspired starburst pendant in the common area.

Though both the kitchen and formal living room are elegant and inviting, the backyard is even more ideal for entertaining. It boasts an outdoor kitchen and wet bar, a duo of hanging egg chairs, multiple dining areas, pretty chaise lounges, and more. The pool’s glassy surface reflects the cozy glowing string lights overhead, while dramatically lit landscaping adds a final touch of glam.

Take a full tour of 4144 San Carlos Drive with the gallery below.