When Michael Sean Jackson was designing his home in Texas, he wanted something that looked like it came from the future.
He found inspiration in one of his favorite movies: the sci-fi movie ‘Tron: Legacy’.
“I set out to build a house that looks like it’s from the year 2050,” Jackson told Insider.
As a real estate developer and designer with his own firm, Acquiesce Design, Jackson was heavily involved in the construction process. He also designed his own furniture.
“I worked with a friend of mine who builds custom homes,” Jackson said. “I even used some of my contractors for some elements of the build.”
Jackson said he bought a 0.18-acre lot in Dallas’ Greenway Parks neighborhood for $286,000 in 2018, then proceeded to demolish the existing home and rebuild from the ground up.
The previous house looked dramatically different from the new house, a photo shows.
The original house had a traditional gable roof and window grills. It was also small enough to have a front yard: The house was bordered by trees and a narrow path led from the main road to the front door.
The renovated house takes up almost the entire width of its lot, an aerial view of the neighborhood shows.
While the new home stands out from its surroundings, changes are happening quickly, an agent who goes by the name Pogir told Insider. Pogir owns the listing with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty colleague Lisa Besserer.
“As you drive through the neighborhood, you’ll see a lot of new modern homes being built or being completed,” Pogir said. There is one next door and another directly across the street, he added.
There are nine new home developments in the area, all of which were completed this year, according to Realtor.com. Among them are a $1.295 million modern house topped by a row of ornately placed windows and a $1.549 million house with a sleek monochromatic exterior.
There are currently 36 single-family homes for sale in the area, with prices starting at $275,000. Homes in Greenway Park have a median listing price of $760,000, according to data from Realtor.com. The ‘Tron: Legacy’ inspired home is the most expensive listing in the area.
The house, which is covered in LED lights, is decked out in a stark black and white color scheme with splashes of red mixed in.
Jackson said it cost him $1.4 million to build the house. He added that he was able to keep the cost of the house down by leveraging his industry connections and working with friends.
The living room features a two-story porcelain fireplace and a glass-walled car showroom that houses Jackson’s 2021 Ferrari F8 Spider.
Instead of using a concrete wall to separate the house from the three-car garage, Jackson opted for a glass panel so the cars can be seen clearly.
“I’m a big Ferrari fan and collector,” Jackson said, adding that he drives the car regularly and has 1,500 miles on it. There is also an option to buy the Ferrari with the house for an additional $575,000.
Since the home was listed in mid-September, there have already been a few showings, Pogir said.
“Most of the questions are about the overall design, the great lifestyle and of course the view of the garage from the living room,” added Pogir.
An 80s-themed playroom is the only room in the house that looks dramatically different from the rest, thanks to its flared turquoise walls and zebra-patterned floor.
Memorabilia from one of Jackson’s favorite rock bands, Kiss, hangs on the walls and there’s an AC/DC paintball machine in the corner.