Just go ahead and take him off the trade list! Texas Ranger Shortstop Elvis Andrus bought Diane and Darryl Johnston’s old house down the street from me in Hillcrest Estates just last month. The ink is not even dry on the contract. Yep, famous person right here in what I sometimes call my ‘hood, “Preston-Hollow-that-isn’t-Preston-Hollow”
You’ve heard me prattle on about this house, of course, as it has had some pretty fabulous and famous owners — even an FBI raid!
Originally a Dilbeck, Diane remodeled it to perfection and added the pool bath house and cabana. The corner lot is a whopping 2.273 acres on a pretty lake. Kids can fish there and turtles crawl around all over the verdant grass. The Andrus house is 7364 square feet with five bedrooms, five and a half baths, four car garage, game room, wine tasting room, media room, playroom, pool & pool house, 4 car garage, and safe room. The lake features a fountain and waterfall. The original asking back on June 26 was $3,999,000. The price was reduced to $3,700,000 and a little birdie told me it went for less.
Work is going on over there right now, behind the security gates, and the neighborhood hasn’t been this excited about a new neighbor moving in since Diane and Darryl. What is it about some homes that just attracts celebs like a moth to light – sports stars, CEOs, or professional ball players? This house is certainly one.
I will give you two guesses as to who his agent is: give up?
Allie Beth Allman!
We are sure glad Elvis signed on the dotted and hey, Texas rangers, don’t even use the “T” word here: you don’t get real estate: Elvis simply must keep this home for a few years to realize any appreciation.
Besides, we are already planning the next Neighborhood Bash… at his house!