A HOME IN THE HILLS

BY JEFF HAMPTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY HOLGER OBENAUS

Blending transitional and modern design, this home from Ron Davis takes inspiration from the Texas Hill Country with its metal roof and blend of stucco and dry-stack limestone.

Within the rolling hills of Frisco, Texas, is a 7,000-square-foot modern masterpiece from Ron Davis Custom Homes, located on Lilac Lane in the Hills of Kingswood. Potential buyers seeking high-end luxury and comfort in one of Dallas’ premier communities are encouraged to view the exciting features this home offers.

“Our buyers are overwhelmingly attorneys, doctors, business owners and professional athletes who want all the modern conveniences and the stunning designs that we provide. They often can afford a more expensive home, but with the features we offer, they find themselves excited to have found us,” says Shirley Boulter-Davis, president and co-owner, along with her husband, Ron, of the luxury custom builder.

The home is 150 feet wide, 215 feet deep and sits tall on a terraced hill. Davis calls the style “transitional, warm modern” because of the use of natural elements throughout the home, such as different stained woods, natural marble stone slabs and warm colors. This is immediately evident as one ascends the front walk, where the heavy commercial- style glass doors and nearly full-height transitional windows are framed by white limestone under a dark brown standing seam metal roof.

A floor-to-ceiling marble art mantel features a 72-inch linear fireplace and is flanked by stained wood shelves with undermount, inset accent lighting. Oversize windows and sliders lead to the outdoor living center.

The music room features an acoustical art panel and wideplank white oak flooring with a natural finish.

The open dining room offers a walk-in, refrigerated wine cellar behind a glass wall and an entry pediment finished with marble slabs and stained wood accents.

Inside, the home is open and bright with a two-story foyer flowing seamlessly to a living/ music room and dining room, and along a wall of windows to the sprawling kitchen and family center. Sliding glass wall doors lead to a spacious back patio with a full outdoor kitchen.

“We wanted the home as open as we could possibly create for large-scale entertaining and for the views,” says Davis.

Interior finishes are predominantly clean lined, natural-stained white oak floors with tall 10-inch medium-gray baseboards, window casings and cabinetry. In the kitchen, family center and elsewhere, the cabinetry and shelves are in darker walnut. An architectural column in the foyer is accented with boldly veined marble from Aria Stone Gallery, with the material repeated on a fireplace wall in the family room.

The chef-inspired kitchen impresses with its oversize island, white quartz waterfall countertop, stained walnut cabinets, geometric Edison pendants, and a shadow matte, stacked backsplash tile that accents the stainless Thermador appliances.

A windowed passageway leads to the master suite with a wardrobe that, at 260 square feet, is almost as big as the bedroom. The master bath features dark marble floors, a white marble vanity and walnut cabinetry.

Other luxury features include a 200-bottle, restaurant-style refrigerated wine cellar off the dining room and a media room with tiered seating and a video screen measured in feet rather than inches. Also on the first floor are a guest bedroom and bath, study, second office space, mudroom, powder room and laundry room. A porte cochere connects a one-car garage to the primary two-car garage accessible via a private motor court.

A foyer staircase and a stair tucked behind the family room lead to three more bedrooms, three baths, a game room with a bar, and an exercise/flex room. A hallway linking the rooms has windows that bring in light and provide views of the tree-covered hills. The exercise room offers views across Frisco to the Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters at the Star, less than five minutes away.

The master bath provides wall-to-wall his-and-her floating vanities with thick marble countertops, stained wood cabinets and oversize nickel hardware.

Floating, stained flat-panel vanities outfit both of the downstairs powder rooms. Textured tiles and a vessel sink accent the room on the left, while an artistic tile made from recycled bottles accents the right.

The home was designed in association with Rendered Design Studio, which added accents such as chandeliers, sconces and pendant lights, a designer zinc sink in the downstairs powder room, a threedimensional art wall in the living room and a 72-inch linear Heat & Glo Primo gas fireplace in the family room.

As with all Ron Davis Custom Homes built as a spec construction, this home was designed and built with all the best practices, construction systems, luxury finishes, and technical bells and whistles that build-tosuit clients have come to expect from Ron Davis Custom Homes.

“We operate by the principle, ‘It is not about who is right, it is about what is right,’ and that is very real to us,” says Ron Davis. “From the architectural concepts to completion, we have systems in place that make the customer experience as enjoyable as possible so they’ll want to do it again. And they do; they send their children or their parents to us because they know we’ll take care of them.”

Ron Davis Custom Homes began in 1998 with a focus on remodeling and built its first custom home in 2004 in Lakewood, although Davis had been building homes with other companies since 1975. The Ron Davis company has built over 300 custom luxury homes in Dallas, Frisco, Southlake and Prosper, with Ron, Shirley and their two sons all playing significant roles.

The home on Lilac Lane is just a beginning in the Hills of Kingswood for Ron Davis Custom Homes. Two more homes are under construction, and more lots have been acquired with the Davis family committed to creating custom spec and build-to-suit luxury homes for discerning buyers for years to come.

Jeff Hampton is a freelance writer based in Garland, Texas. Find out more at jeffhamptonwriter.com.