I’m just back from the beach, so I was catching up on my news reading when I saw that there was some pretty hairy crime in the Park Cities.
But I’m not going to let the news of a robbery at knifepoint make you think that Highland Park isn’t a safe place to make your nest. After writing the police blotter for a couple of years at Park Cities People, I can tell you that while crazy stuff does happen in Highland Park, the Highland Park DPS is full of top-notch, caring officers who bust their butts to keep their citizens safe.
So to help you get over the news, we have a lovely home for you at 3800 Miramar Avenue in Highland Park. Not only is this amazing Spanish Colonial Revival built in 2000, but it looks just as if it was meant to be in Highland Park. Is this Weldon Turner-designed home not a dead ringer for Fooshee and Cheek’s iconic Highland Park Village? This pair also designed some very beautiful Spanish-style homes on Beverly Drive, a style that reverberates throughout the Park Cities in new construction.
Just west of Drexel Drive and south of Beverly Drive sits this amazing 9,972-square-foot home. While there are just four bedrooms and four full and three half baths, this home is full of rooms with purpose, and is built to enlighten and entertain crowds who can appreciate the attention to detail in the curved arches, the carved columns, and every hand finished tile in this John Sebastian-built mansion. It’s listed by Allie Beth Allman for $12.5 million — a sum that, after looking through the amazing pictures, seems to be worth every penny.
The sellers are Pam and Gary Patsley, both accomplished executives, with Paymentech and Bank of America, respectively. No word on why they’re selling this amazing property, but if you’re wondering, Dallas Central Appraisal District has 3800 Miramar on the tax rolls for a little more than $7 million.
Things you’ll love about this home: 12-foot ceilings, gilded chandeliers, a wooded and private feeling corner lot, tons of natural light buffeted by a canopy of trees, a huge great room with plenty of room for a grand piano, an amazing stone spiral staircase that leads to an impressive wine cellar in the basement, an underground media room, a sizable guest house, and gorgeous plaster work.
The master bedroom is huge and has its own balcony. It’s just the place to loosen your tie and relax after entertaining a crowd downstairs. The balcony offers fantastic views and plenty of room to soak up the waning sun with a glass of wine.
The master bath has the best layout I’ve seen in a long time, with room for entertainment and cardio equipment without skimping on a massive shower and jetted tub. The vanities are close to the shower, which is perfect and accessible. I just love the stone and fixtures, too!
If you think the interiors are amazing, just step outside the great room to the loggia, from which you’ll admire the pool and landscaping. You can also see the guest house, which is just as luxurious and well-appointed as the main house. The patio is a work of art, too, with greenery and stone work that is a feast for the eyes. This home is just amazing, don’t you agree? I wonder who will snap it up!?