Will it really reach 84 degrees today in Dallas? I am loving this weather, but not as much as I am loving this beautiful English stone country manor built by the amazing Cy Barcus on the coveted street of Stratford in Highland Park. I feel like running over and rolling in that grass right now! If you know anything about Highland Park, you know this street. A short, brisk walk from the DCC, it is one of those “must have” addresses. Let me put it this way: I have dear friends who just TALKED about listing their home on Stratford last year, just mentioned that four letter word S-A-L-E. The house sold before ever hitting MLS. Now this home is destined to follow suit. Not yet in MLS, but soon will be. Custom built in 2004 by the aforementioned Cyrus Barcus, son of Cy, the home has 6069 square feet that includes five bedrooms, four and a half baths, exercise room, study and game room. As if not enough, there is a full guest suite of 765 square feet above the detached two-car garage, perfect for visiting friends or even a college student. That college student had better fess up the rent, too: this guest suite has full view of the pool and large Heck, I’d buy this and sell the guest suite as a fractional!
The home was built with the extreme, almost hyper attention to detail passed down in the Barcus building tradition. And Barcus, who is also married to the agent who has this listing, Allie Beth Allman’s Kloe Barcus, still maintains the home to keep it perfect. The master suite — quite sweet, actually — is on the first floor and opens to the pool and lush backyard gardens. Four bedrooms up with en suite baths, and I don’t even have to tell you that yes, the kitchen is fit for a pro with the latest bells and whistles. Check out that re-claimed barn wood timber ceiling, those archways and extensive built-ins. Asking $5,150,000. Not a bad price to pay for perfection!