Rock star power and LOCATION! 5210 Meaders is in Mayflower Estates, that area of huge, leafy, stretched-out acreages north of Walnut Hill Lane, south of Royal, east of Inwood that I think are among the best lots in Dallas. I’ll take Mayflower Estates over Old Preston Hollow any day. This 6,783 square foot Hill Country masterpiece sits on .94 acres, was built by Manning & Snelling in 2004, and is a looker! If you are really keen on sleek Austin-style, Hill Country clean, this home will rattle your nerves in the best possible way.
About those Austin Rattlesnake walls? That’s a special STONE from Austin the rattlesnakes like to curl up on. (Don’t worry, I’m sure they’ve been washed!) If ever there was a House of Stone, 5210 Meaders is it. There is Austin Rattlesnake stone everywhere, surrounding the fireplaces, on the walls, up the staircase, upstairs, cladding huge arched doorways. Even the floors are stone, at least in the formal areas, with warm wood elsewhere. Formals are also warmed and accented by beautiful, high-texture wood beam ceilings, with a very unusual beamed treatment in the dining room that should break Pinterest.
Because Mayflower Estates offers serious lot sizes, you can have your cake and eat it too: a master on the first floor. In fact, you can have a whole lot more on the first floor on these lots. How about French doors lining the formal (but not too formal) living spaces that guide you to a study and exercise room before entering the master suite? The master spa bath is huge and a world of travertine — yep, more stone. Think stone floors might be cold? Not in this house: the floors in the master are heated, so your tootsies won’t be cold in February when the mercury dips down to 30 degrees. Of course there are his-and-hers master closets with abundant space, custom built-ins for all your cowboy boots and hats. And here’s a nice touch: a huge “mud and crafts room” on the first floor, perfect to keep the children busy and the mess contained.
Oh my, I love how far we have come from the “Wrapping Room”!
Also on the first floor: a guest room with en suite bath, and a rugged bar fronting a wine cellar. This plus a fabulous, clean white kitchen with all the bells and whistles. We may look like we live on the range, but we cook on a Wolf!
There are five bedrooms total, so three of those would be found upstairs along with a huge entertainment room with room for at least one pool table or sitting area. All together, four full and two half baths.
We cannot forget the beautiful backyard oasis which includes a custom spa pool, a built-in grill, and a private Italian-inspired charming terrace and fountain. Is it wine country or Hill Country?
That the home is a mere $3,299,000 is amazing. AMAZING. Listed with Christie Berry and Beverly Pitchford of Briggs Freeman Sothebys.