Monday Morning Millionaire: The House that (Lots and Lots and Lots) of Skewered Beef Built – Fogo de Chao

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Actually, Micky Munir of the venerable Sharif & Munir Custom Homes, Inc. built 9996 Hollow Way, and I have been all over it. It is LOADED and perfect, as every home Mickey Munir builds is. But what I can’t figure out is how all these restaurant tycoons are making so darn much money. I guess you really can make a killing in food. Recall the buyers of the former Heath-Ginsburg lot on Park Lane also was gobbled up by a foodie fam. This home happens to be owned, according to public records, by Jair Cosar, co-founder of the Fogo de Chao Brazilian churrascaria restaurant chain. The Dallas-based company, which currently has 16 units in the United States, opened its seventh Brazilian unit last June in Rio de Janeiro, a new store in Vegas in November and one in Orlando, Fla., in January. The 30-year-old chain was founded in Brazil by brothers Jair and Arri Coser.

This is Jair’s pad and he must have bought it for the out of sight kitchen! Viking appliances, traditionally crafted cabinetry with French country styling, large center island, real marble countertops, and a casual dining area opening into the family room. The cathedral ceiling has reclaimed wood beams and brackets, with gothic styling of all the millwork. The estate is 7962 square feet with four parking spaces. There are five bedrooms, five full baths and three half baths, formals, 4 fireplaces, a complete outdoor fireplace and kitchen, pool, six-seat home theater on the ground floor, library, bar and wine cellar, computer room, elevator, gameroom up. There is a spacious Master Suite on the first level with a knock-out sitting area, fireplace, his-her baths and closets. I recall this is the home with a guest bedroom and bath that almost matches the Master bath in quality and expense. This is where Mickey Munir told me that more and more of his clients wanted second masters for guests, like aging parents or some other family member who ends up just moving in. In some of these homes, family members help take care of the home. The home also features twenty-foot ceilings,  designer wall and window coverings, rare marbles on vanity tops, superior grade millwork, twelve inch crown moldings, and a variety of paving patterns in flooring with appropriate transitions between. Now I remember: this was being used as a show house for the builder so Mickey really went all out on these interiors. Located on Hollow Way, one of the more prestigious rues in Old Preston Hollow’s honeypot (well, aren’t they all?) this one does have a side on Walnut Hill Lane which is actually convenient for garage entry. Not too far from Randall Stephenson’s family compound, either, so your AT&T cell service out to be great: maybe he’ll offer free Uverse as a Welcome Wagon gift!

Asking $3,850,000 and I’ll bet you could negotiate a few freebie dinners at Fogo de Chao out of the deal, too, I mean, if you wanted them.


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, 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, and, 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. Susann Milbourne says

    I love any property built by Sharif – Munir. Quality work. Over and above the average builder.

  2. Susann Milbourne says

    I love any property built by Sharif – Munir. Quality work. Over and above the average builder.


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