Monday Morning Millionaire: Mediterranean Mecca on Stefani With a Keeping Room. And Bookshelves. Wow! Dallas Real Estate News

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First of all, gotta love Alan Nixon! I knew him way back when he was Breckenridge-Nixon, been in a million of his Preston Hollow homes, and now he’s building a fantabulous mega manse on my old homestead at 5511 Park Lane. But this, this is Stefani, that sweet spot location right south of Walnut Hill betwixt Preston and Hillcrest. For you Mediterranean lovers, this home will make you dizzy with delight. Dramatic entry, and a gourmet kitchen with a “Keeping Room”. The Keeping Room originated in colonial times, before homes were 5,000 square feet. It was a multi-use room attached to the kitchen or open to it, complete with a fireplace for warmth. It’s an old-time concept that adds depth, warmth and activity to modern kitchens.  But the keeping room does not in any way replace the breakfast room or the family room. It’s just that in here you can eat on the sofa!

There are also four interior fireplaces, a wonderful outdoor entertaining & cooking area also with fireplace, gorgeous hardwoods, groin vault ceilings, look at that handsome paneled study WITH ACTUAL BOOKSHELVES (I cannot stand these fake dens that have like two shelves for books — I know we are all using i-pads but dens need to have bookshelves and books!), a gameroom & media room, barrel-tile roof, plus an elevator! The home was built in 2008 on almost half an acre of land — those are large lots over there  — and a whopping 7253 square feet. I think Dartmouth man Stephen Collins has it priced quite nicely at $2, 249,000, or $310. per square foot. Do you?

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Wyman says

    Another burglary on Stefani 10/09. What will it be like after 10 years of high unemployment?

    Move to a guarded/gated enclave for $2.2. Protect your life and home. N. Dallas is not safe.

  2. Wyman says

    Another burglary on Stefani 10/09. What will it be like after 10 years of high unemployment?

    Move to a guarded/gated enclave for $2.2. Protect your life and home. N. Dallas is not safe.

  3. DGirl says

    Wyman,

    You mean this one?

    10/09/2011 06:30 PM. BURGLARY OF RESIDENCE SUSP ENTERED COMPS OPEN GARAGE AND REMOVED PROP W/OUT PERMISSION Premises:501 – HOUSE Case number: 0267811-Y.

    There is absolutely no need to fear for one’s safety in North Dallas. There is a need to remember that one does live In a major city and that calls for helping prevent crime by SHUTTING THE GARAGE and LOCKING CAR/HOME DOORS. I swear, 80%++ of crimes committed in the Park Cities/Preston Hollow start the same way “perp entered victim’s unlocked/open……”

  4. DGirl says

    Wyman,

    You mean this one?

    10/09/2011 06:30 PM. BURGLARY OF RESIDENCE SUSP ENTERED COMPS OPEN GARAGE AND REMOVED PROP W/OUT PERMISSION Premises:501 – HOUSE Case number: 0267811-Y.

    There is absolutely no need to fear for one’s safety in North Dallas. There is a need to remember that one does live In a major city and that calls for helping prevent crime by SHUTTING THE GARAGE and LOCKING CAR/HOME DOORS. I swear, 80%++ of crimes committed in the Park Cities/Preston Hollow start the same way “perp entered victim’s unlocked/open……”

  5. Wyman says

    Tell that to all the armed robbery victims at Meadow & Central and my elderly neighbors some who have been beaten (to the point of hospitalization) and robbed in their own driveways. They break in during the day when honest people are working and then at night they rob the autos left outside on private property. It's not a minor issue of open garages. My neighbors will not even work in their own front yards and leave their alley side garage doors open to get their garden tools. We shut them and open them every time we need something to use in our own yards.

    And, then there are the cars and trucks left on blocks at night …one auto was found in the middle of the street on blocks. An SUV was found on blocks in the circular driveway in my neighborhood. We are a couple of miles from Five Points – #4 on the police crime hot spots. Leave some nice stuff in your car at North Park and see what happens. People have been shot in the head at North Park. I doubt they believe they have no need to fear for their safety in N. Dallas.

  6. Wyman says

    Tell that to all the armed robbery victims at Meadow & Central and my elderly neighbors some who have been beaten (to the point of hospitalization) and robbed in their own driveways. They break in during the day when honest people are working and then at night they rob the autos left outside on private property. It's not a minor issue of open garages. My neighbors will not even work in their own front yards and leave their alley side garage doors open to get their garden tools. We shut them and open them every time we need something to use in our own yards.

    And, then there are the cars and trucks left on blocks at night …one auto was found in the middle of the street on blocks. An SUV was found on blocks in the circular driveway in my neighborhood. We are a couple of miles from Five Points – #4 on the police crime hot spots. Leave some nice stuff in your car at North Park and see what happens. People have been shot in the head at North Park. I doubt they believe they have no need to fear for their safety in N. Dallas.

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