This Paul Turney-designed home in University Park’s Volk Estates was recently reinvented with a brighter, more colorful design. The 8,535-square-foot home sits on a 0.89-acre lot and is surrounded by greenery.

6810 Turtle Creek Blvd. was originally built by Turney in 2005 and updated in 2020 to add windows, colorful tiles and patterned wall coverings, and the guest house and pool.

The Mediterranean-style home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. The main living areas are on the first floor, including a living room, dining room, library, family room, wet bar and kitchen. The home also has an elevator and an underground wine-room.

Designer Cynthia Collins of Dallas-based Collins Interiors said they added more windows, a new door, and colorful tiles to brighten up the home from its original, darker design.

“It also just felt like it needed a new freshness about it,” Collins said. “We decided to make it feel a little bit more like a Santa Barbara home or a house in Montecito.”

The dining room catches the eye with a colorful, floral wallpaper, and the fireplace in the family room is flanked by walls with bright blue prints.

The kitchen was updated with a slate-colored La Cornue stove that complements the brass-colored hardware of the kitchen cabinets. Also downstairs, a wood-paneled library is full of natural light and warm, natural tones that give an updated feel to a traditional library layout.

Bathrooms, hallways and small spaces throughout the home act as an area for playful design with the addition of colored tiles. The wet bar is accented by a blue-and-white backsplash and the bathrooms have ornate wallpapers. A hallway is given a cheerful feel with blue and green tile.

All of the bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary suite has a serene bathroom that plays on a blue-and-white theme with pale blue cabinets and blue-toned marble.

Outside, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house and pool was added in the last two years.

6810 Turtle Creek Blvd. is listed for $16,500,000 by Elly Holder and Gretchen Brasch of Compass Real Estate.

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