Over on Culturemap, Marc Lee writes that embattled restaurateur Bill McCrorey has his delicious Preston Hollow estate home on the market after purchasing it just two years ago. Marc reminds us that McCrorey, who owns Rare (haven’t been there) as well as Republic, Las Colinas Prime and Blackfinn Saloon, has been in court fighting the recent breach of contract lawsuit filed against him and his partner, Thomas McMurray, by their former administrative director, Cade Mannetti, alleging fraud, failure to pay salary and failure to maintain health insurance.
Well, I really like the house — 11,000 plus square feet of Italianate with oodles of formals, dark chocolate wood floors, beams, seven bedrooms and ten baths plus formals everywhere, exercise room, media room, and a great kitchen, of course. Love the way Marc describes the study:
It’s easy to imagine Don Corleone meeting with his consigliere in the dark corners of the club room. Its high vaulted ceilings, wood panels and exposed trusses make it clear that no funny business goes on here.
Kiss my ring! There is a great pool and huge pool/guest house with a full kitchen. There is also a wine cellar, which I would sure hit every day after court. Please note that this home backs to the tollway on Hathaway, but since the 1.44 acre lot is so big, the trees cushion the noise. On the market for $5,500,000 with Dave Perry-Miller’s Marlene Jaffe. If McCrorey bought the place two years ago, he’s probably going to pocket a nice little profit.