We Could Be In The Southlake Suburbs, However We Have Some Fashion

Kris Plummer’s e mail mentioned, “We could also be within the Southlake suburbs, however we’ve got some type! Is there any probability we might be featured in your website?”

Properly, as soon as we noticed the photographs, “In fact,” was the resounding reply.

“The home was mustard and brown,” Plummer mentioned. “All I may consider was dangerous cowboy.”

However, it was in an amazing Southlake college district, the best dimension, on an acre with a five-car storage. And Kris had loads of concepts a couple of transform — or two, or three.


Kris and her husband, Jason, lived in Australia for 14 years and in addition in San Fransisco. They wished to weave Australian and California design sensibilities into their Southlake dwelling, which was very Outdated World with a number of heavy textures and darkish colours.

The fireside was relocated to enhance sightlines. It was given a stupendous white oak mantle that goes to the ground.

To perform their transforming objectives, Kris and Jason turned to Kendra Barnes, who co-founded BRNS along with her husband, Josh. It’s a multi-disciplinary structure and inside design agency.

“Though Kendra has not traveled to the locations we lived, once they got here to point out us their design plan and supplies, we realized they’d listened, they usually bought it,” Kris mentioned.


BRNS begins every mission with a sturdy discovery part.

“It’s a concept-level design married with a imaginative and prescient session and a programming part,” Kendra mentioned. “It lets us shorten the design stage as a result of we do the exhausting half upfront, so we will leap proper in when the consumer is prepared. Being caught at dwelling confirmed us our home can work in opposition to us and be inefficient. We predict by way of how you employ the house. We name it our livability evaluation.”


There’s not a lot on this 6,500-square-foot Southlake dwelling that was untouched by the gifted crew at BRNS. They moved partitions to create higher movement, straightened the curved staircase, and relocated the fireside. Now you can stand on the kitchen sink, view the pool, see the TV, and nonetheless be visually linked to the formal eating room.


“We wished to marry fashionable strains with a few of the unique options, corresponding to molding and French doorways, but provide California causal and pop in new and fashionable,” Kendra mentioned. “This home is laid out extra like a house you’ll discover in San Francisco. We additionally didn’t need to be wasteful. There may be tripled-stacked crown molding anybody would have died for in 1999 throughout one a part of the house. Looking for the precise profile right this moment could be unattainable. Eradicating it felt wasteful, and it might by no means be one thing that will return on funding. Practicality is necessary.”

The kitchen cupboards are painted in Narragansett Inexperienced (HC-157) by Benjamin Moore. It takes on completely different hues as the sunshine modifications all through the day.

Understanding how a household makes use of their dwelling is significant.

“Kris cooks lots,” Kendra mentioned. “They’ve a pizza night time each Friday night time. We envisioned an enormous island the place you possibly can line up all of the toppings so everybody may create particular person pizzas.”

Kendra and her crew changed two islands with one that’s 15 toes lengthy and 6 toes extensive. They eliminated a part of a wall to open up a earlier circulation path, and a former eating nook turned a big pantry.

“I’m an enormous fan of prep pantries,” Kendra mentioned. “You’ll be able to conceal mundane issues just like the microwave, espresso pot, and blender. We even designed a drawer to carry the water bottles for the Elkay water bottle filler.”

The first suite was a tribute to these dangerous cowboy colours, and the loos felt like a dungeon. Neutralizing coloration can work magic.
There are six ensuite loos on this Southlake magnificence, a powder tub, and a house workplace.

The Plummer household loves their Southlake dwelling, however as with so many households, college modifications imply dwelling modifications. So that is fairly a possibility for some fortunate new household to have a very transformed Southlake transitional that’s actually move-in prepared!

Keller Williams Southlake’s Dustin Wright has simply listed 928 Turnberry for $2.75 million.

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