This custom Dallas home is out of this world. The interior design, which is the work of the homeowner, is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Take, for example, the Ferrari showroom garage that’s visible from the living area and the sleek, black kitchen that was inspired by a spaceship in the Tron: Legacy movie.
The home at 5025 Wateka Drive was built in 2018 and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and one half-bathroom in its 4,853 square feet of space, according to the listing. It’s near the intersection of University Boulevard and Inwood Road and close to the Greenway Parks neighborhood. According to property records, the neighborhood is called Greenway Village
The home is furnished with custom pieces, many of which are the homeowner’s own designs (aside from the Fendi chairs around the dining table, for example). The furniture can be negotiated in the sale, said co-listing agent Pogir of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, for an estimated additional $250,000.
Homeowner Michael Shaun Jackson said the home’s design was inspired by some Russian architecture and Tron: Legacy. The design of the kitchen in particular — with its thick, stark lines — was influenced by a transporter spaceship in the film, Jackson said.
The home’s overall color palette is mostly black, white and gray. There are a few pops of color, like the turquoise walls in the upstairs lounge room and a pop of red in the interior of Jackson’s Ferrari.
For car-loving buyers who want to make the most of the garage-showroom space, the Ferrari — a Ferrari Tributo F8 Spider, Jackson said — can be included in the sale of the home for an additional $575,000.
The first level of the home includes a living room, dining room and kitchen with an open-concept design. On one side of the space, there’s a large window with a view of the car collection.
“It’s really cool to be able to see your cars,” Jackson said.
Also on the first floor, there’s a guest room and a downstairs office. The office has unique doorways (one that opens to the living area and another that opens to the garage) with a futuristic design.
The primary suite and another bedroom are on the second level. In the primary bathroom, a massive bathtub sits at the center of the space with dual sinks on one side and a vanity on the other. Even the toilet and shower are high-tech. Jackson said the shower can be operated by voice command and the toilet even warms the floor where your feet rest. The primary suite also has a large walk-in closet, a small bar in the bedroom and a fireplace.
The upstairs lounge room — lined in a plush, velvety turquoise material — feels distinctly rock-and-roll. It’s where Jackson displays his musical gear, custom-designed pinball machines and music memorabilia. There’s even a bar in the room, complete with a sink, ice maker and refrigerator.
Outside, the home has a covered patio area, a space for grilling and a conversation pit that’s surrounded by a water feature.
Jackson — who recently launched his design, build and development company, Acquiesce Design — said he plans to create more homes with a boutique hotel feel like this one. He said he plans to bring some “real innovation and new life and cutting-edge design” to the properties he designs and develops.
As for this home’s place in the community, Jackson said it inspires others to be creative.
“When people see things like this, it gets their wheels turning,” Jackson said. “It gets them to look beyond the limited thinking and vision that they had before and it starts to expand their mind.”
The home at 5025 Wateka Drive is listed for $3,960,000 by Lisa Besserer and Pogir of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
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