Troy Aikman Sells Highland Residence, Moves to Stunning Tatum-Brown Built Beauty on Normandy!

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3801 NormandyGet the popcorn, wine, frozen margies whatever IT’S FRIDAY but you need to pull up a chair and see this house. Yours truly has been scurrying to find out where our darling Troy boy has moved and let me tell you, I am SO IMPRESSED! Troy, Allie Beth, A PLUS PLUS PLUS!

First of all, a bit of background. This home was built in 2007/2008 by Mark Danuser of Tatum-Brown Custom Homes, who is, of course, one of my CandysDirt Approved home builders — these are the folks who I would trust to build a home for Troy, dear friends and myself. STUNNING! 10,662 square feet with five bedrooms, five full and four half baths, seven living areas, three stories, wine room on the first floor, there is no basement, elevator, a morning room with fireplace! I love morning rooms, Troy, I’m coming over for coffee! There is a covered outdoor living area with outdoor kitchen, separate sitting area off the second floor master, gameroom, study and “her” office — oh now, who would this be for, Troy? 3801 Normandy media 3801 movie concessionThere is a media room with a very cool concessions bar counter, exercise room,  a 3 car garage, fabulous landscaping and it all sits on the corner of Normandy and Golf so that lot is a roomy 75 by 192. That’s almost a third of an acre, but with much less maintenance than the Highland Drive residence. McCullough Middle School is right down the street. Interiors are all highest quality limestone, hand-scraped wood floors, marble, granite. If Mark Danuser puts it in, it’s solid, first class and staying for 1,000 years.3801 Normandy foyer

Now interesting background on the house. Owned by a lovely St. Louis couple named Christine and George Tamke, I am told, and this is just scuttlebut,  they bought the house as a Dallas pad for when they came to town to visit their grandkids: their daughter lives in Southlake. They were at the house RARELY! But you can see how darling the bedrooms are, decked out for the grandbabies when they were there.3801 Normandy LR2 3801 Normandy LR 3801 Normandy DR

“They were there maybe 4 or 5 times total, ” says one neighbor. “Very nice people.”

Mr. Tamke appears to be Senior Operating Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. which bills itself as one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the world. He has held all kinds of CEO type positions at places ranging from Kinkos to The Culligan Company (“Hey Culligan Man!”) to Hertz. Mr. Tamke holds an M.S. in Management from Stanford University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.3801 Normandy kitchen 3801 Normandy study3801 Normandy den

The home has been on the market since April of 2011, listed with Joan Eleazer et al of Briggs Freeman Sothebys, which started at a high of $6,850,000. Price was lowered to $4.6 and Troy paid $4,250,000. Of course, there is a remodel underway — making the closets biggers, re-surfacing, and I just cannot see Troy living with the leopard carpet on the stairs, can you? Nothing major, just some freshening up to make it more of a bachelor pad, perhaps, than a grandkid’s crib. Troy’s way too young for that. I have no doubt it will be stunning and teen friendly: Troy’s interior designers are from Robert Trown & Associates.

Who bought Troy’s house? That, my dear readers, is a tale for another day!3801 Normandy master bath 3801 Normandy master 3801 Normandy girl 3801 Normandy boys 3801 Normandy guest 2 3801 Normandy guest 1

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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. Andra says

    The interior decor is horrendous. Although very expensive, it’s dated and heavy. I wish it was more contemporary and classy. I hope the pictures are just from staging and not really Mr. Aikman’s taste.

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  1. […] Don’t want to be mean or anything, and we are ever so flattered when you guys at the DBJ grab our stories (and our name) and churn them into your own… a little love link would be ever so nice and appropriate… but just thought we’d let you know since you cover real estate and all  Troy sold this home and moved into University Park. Normandy. You can read all about it right here. […]

  2. […] Don’t want to be mean or anything, and we are ever so flattered when you guys at the DBJ grab our stories (and our name) and churn them into your own… a little love link would be ever so nice and appropriate… but just thought we’d let you know since you cover real estate and all  Troy sold this home and moved into University Park. Normandy. You can read all about it right here. […]

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