The Car Enthusiasts Dream House: It’s Not Just An Arlington Man Cave, It’s a Place Where You Might Never See Your Husband…

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This regal home at 3005 Shadow Drive in Arlington is so full of luxury goodies I do not quite know where to begin. What you cannot see from the photos is the vistas it overlooks, the lush landscaping, the proximity to both Cowboys and Rangers stadium. No more game traffic on I-30! What you can see is the intricate detailing and “blow the budget” finish out. Blow the budget they did, and really give all of Arlington a new definition of Georgian luxury.

So you have your dramatic entrance, formals, huge kitchen open to the family room and the breakfast eating area. Oh I have also nicknamed this “Juliet” house because there are so many dang balconies. I think they exist for you to call your husband in from the garage. First floor master suite has gold leaf detailing around the fireplace, built-in cabinetry, a mammoth spa bathroom — do you see all that marble?—  and abundant closet space. Also downstairs: a media room, where it should be so as to not disturb sleepers. This one is wisely placed at the back of the house. Three bedrooms up, all en suite baths, a landing area common room, and a room I think I’d kill for: a craft room/artists’ studio.

All in all, 6405 square feet built in 1995, newly plastered pool, 15 foot tall courtyard wall, hidden doggie run. Oh and you are in Arlington: Tarrant County taxes yeah, Arlington ISD, maybe not so yeah. Asking: $1,425,000. Folks, that’s $222 a square foot.

Let me whet your appetite with one example of the detailing: intricate ceiling in the living room was inspired by the Paris Opera House, no kidding. And talk about cars, Beverly should beam this house over at Park Place: a four-bay garage with ample storage and an adjoining room — ready to be a wine cellar or a gym — and a separate one-car garage with attached bath. Are you getting my drift here? Wine cellar out by the garage, five parking spots, I’d put a bed out there too and loose the husband for days, maybe weeks.

Ah, but he will still bug you for food. “Honey, can you make me a sandwich?” All you have to do is make the damn thing, then go into the pantry in the kitchen broom closet which converts into a dumbwaiter leading into the garage.

I am not kidding.

Worried about hanky-panky out there while you drink wine with the girls? There is surround sound and four security cameras are present along the home’s perimeter. Me, I’d write a fifth and sixth and maybe a few bugs  into the contract– where?

You’ve got it! In those garages!

 

 

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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. Cheryl says

    Oh. My. Word. That place is spectacular! Absolutely love all the molding and details. The only thing I would change in the dining room is to get rid of that wallpaper. I think a mural of an outdoor setting would look marvelous. I was wondering from the front how they were going to squeeze in a 5 car garage but see they went one floor down. That would be enough for our whole family when the kids have their own cars and an extra for whoever needs to live with us (aging parent).
    I would have been sold on the house solely for the great room with the kitchen, living area and eating area. Wonder if that kitchen was original? If so, they were very smart to make it not too trendy. Trends come and go, but classic features will always sell.

  2. Cheryl says

    Oh. My. Word. That place is spectacular! Absolutely love all the molding and details. The only thing I would change in the dining room is to get rid of that wallpaper. I think a mural of an outdoor setting would look marvelous. I was wondering from the front how they were going to squeeze in a 5 car garage but see they went one floor down. That would be enough for our whole family when the kids have their own cars and an extra for whoever needs to live with us (aging parent).
    I would have been sold on the house solely for the great room with the kitchen, living area and eating area. Wonder if that kitchen was original? If so, they were very smart to make it not too trendy. Trends come and go, but classic features will always sell.

  3. Cheryl says

    Since I've been in bed all day sick with a nasty cough and fever with nothing else to do, decided to do a little detective work on this pad. Love Ebby's site where you can find out what are the nearby listings (comps). Looks like the home is about twice the size of most of the others, with a couple of exceptions AND it is also a full million dollars over the others. I'm just an armchair real estate junkie, but hasn't he broken the unstated law of perhaps WAY over-improving the abode? I can see there are some nice homes in the neighborhood, but not that NICE. Anyway, my ramblings on this listing. BTW, my husband drooled over the office.

    • Beverly says

      Cheryl, as the listing agent, I am happy you love the home! The owner has a masonry company and thus the gorgeous crown mouldings, fireplace surrounds, and ceiling treatment. To elaborate on your second comment….on Shadow Drive there are a handful of $1 million plus homes, as it is the street to be on in Forest Hills! The vistas from the property are really amazing due to the topography in that immediate area. Thanks for your comments!

  4. Cheryl says

    Since I've been in bed all day sick with a nasty cough and fever with nothing else to do, decided to do a little detective work on this pad. Love Ebby's site where you can find out what are the nearby listings (comps). Looks like the home is about twice the size of most of the others, with a couple of exceptions AND it is also a full million dollars over the others. I'm just an armchair real estate junkie, but hasn't he broken the unstated law of perhaps WAY over-improving the abode? I can see there are some nice homes in the neighborhood, but not that NICE. Anyway, my ramblings on this listing. BTW, my husband drooled over the office.

    • Beverly says

      Cheryl, as the listing agent, I am happy you love the home! The owner has a masonry company and thus the gorgeous crown mouldings, fireplace surrounds, and ceiling treatment. To elaborate on your second comment….on Shadow Drive there are a handful of $1 million plus homes, as it is the street to be on in Forest Hills! The vistas from the property are really amazing due to the topography in that immediate area. Thanks for your comments!

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