Leading with the garage isn’t usually a great look for any house—much less a luxury one, where presumably there’s money and a way to create less prominent, still expedient access. Nevertheless, this brand-new contemporary overcomes the issue with the stylish part of the home, a much larger percentage of its square footage. (You can look at the listing if you want to see the garage-forward photo.)
One way the two-story new build impresses is with the use of old-school, high-end materials and approaches in refreshing ways: a gray brick facade continued indoors for a two-story chimney in the living area; prodigious and sometimes odd-sized, simple windows; hard tile that might or might not be terrazzo, but certainly evokes it; floating stairs made of white oak and steel; and what looks like unfinished stone or concrete in one of the showers.
The 3,405-square-foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms as well as a home office and a media or flex room. It has high ceilings, and an open floor plan and a professional-style kitchen with Wolf and Bosch appliance suite and an eat-in island. There’s also a separate butler’s pantry with a wine refrigerator and floating shelves.
The upstairs master’s suite features hardwoods, a spa-like bath with a free-standing tub and a large custom closet, and a private covered deck. Situated on a .35-acre, cul-de-sac lot, the home also has two downstairs patios, a two-car garage, and a roomy, fenced backyard that’s drought-resistant and shaded.
• 6603 Knollwood Court [Amy Mosier, SEED Property Group]