Glen Oaks is a gated community with deep roots. Once a sprawling farm on the outskirts of what is now West Des Moines, it is a quiet 21st century place for custom-built homes. The owners have access to open green space, a first-rate country club, 18-hole golf course, and many other amenities. It is one of the first community’s of its kind in the Des Moines metro.
A muted palette with pops of color soothes your senses when
you walk in the home. Refined textures, unique textiles and distinctive
materials throughout each room feel sophisticated, simple and welcoming all at
once. Have seat and stay for awhile.
An ultra modern, gleaming, white concrete tower is how Kris describes her spyglass house. The ideas flowed from an unusual floor plan-- a reverse walkout. That means you walk into the street level of the house first. Around this public entryway, there is a welcoming baby grand piano, glass-enclosed wine cellar, comfy entertainment lounge, baths and two private guest bedrooms. Looking up, the open winding chrome staircase leads to more private space for family. It also includes an outside/inside three-season porch with spectacular views of the metro.