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Stop the presses for literally one of the most beautiful homes in Dallas. If this home hasn’t made the list, any list, then there is something wrong with the judges. 9346 Sunnybrook was built in 1987 by Tina Bailey, one of Dallas’ premiere private estate home builders. Tina, a talented friend whose daughters attended school with mine, also built the exquisite 16,375 square foot mansion of Jim and Julie Turner on Deloache in 1993. Julie just knows how to build a home and pour southern charm, elegance and convenience into every single square inch, almost instinctively. Not only is the construction sound, but the rooms flow like a river of champagne, with ease and grace.

But the other thing you get with this magnificent home is the triple solid gold security of location, location, location. You could line the walls with Fort Knox bullion and still retain your property value. You are down the street from the 4.12 acre, 18,392 square foot Dedman estate on the corner of Sunnybrook and Park Lane, another significant Dallas stunner. You are across the street from the stunning contemporary masterpiece Tatum Brown has just completed for Mark E. Kane. Scoot over around to DeLoache and there is Bella Custom Home’s $11,750,000 masterpiece, listed with Mark Cain. I’m telling you, put solid gold on the floors and your investment is safe here.

9346 Sunnybrook foyer 9346 Sunnybrook LR 9346 Sunnybrook dining 9346 Sunnybrook living9346 Sunnybrook — what a beautiful address! — is set on a lushly landscaped 1.12 acres. You are nestled in nature facing west, but the  8,755 square foot home does not hog the entire lot. There is plenty of green space to enjoy. The interiors were perfect but recently renovated to offer a sleek, clean line finish bordering on smooth contemporary. Because of the size of the estate and the perfect site placement, the home has an unparalleled pool and entertaining terrace.

The gated entry opens into a circular drive of southern perfection. The central foyer is classic with a winding wrought-iron stairway with curved railing, chandelier and arched doorways. The floors are marble with inlaid wood. On either side is the classic lay-out of formals, both living and dining with fireplace. The Great room is ahead, with French doors opening to the terrace with pool beyond. There is also a large bar off the Great room. The kitchen has been remodeled and is probably the most contemporary room in the house with state of the art appliances, built-in coffeemaker, abundant storage, and a huge, thick slab of carrera marble countertop as island.

9346 Sunnybrook kit 2 9346 Sunnybrook bar 9346 Sunnybrook Great room9346 Sunnybrook master 9346 Sunnybrook master bath 9346 Sunnybrook master bath 2This home has a downstairs master, and the study is also on the first floor. The master has a fireplace, sitting area, and access to the beauty of the back terrace. The master spa bath is large enough to hold three massage tables, and the large corner jetted tub is over-sized for comfort. There is a bidet. Upstairs are three bedrooms with en suite baths, and a game room/media room that opens onto a terrace  There are also so many extra large storage closets I think you could start a Warehouse Storage company here.

9346 Sunnybrook upstairs game 9346 Sunnybrook veranda 9346 Sunnybrook pool long 9346 Sunnybrook outdoor entertainAutos: there is a four car garage with living quarters above.

The pool area has been updated and reworked, and the backyard looks like a page from a shelter or garden magazine. Listed with Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streif, Dave Perry-Miller. That this house is asking $3,995,000 is pretty amazing given it’s surroundings. When you knock on the door for a loan, banks like to hear that.

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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, 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, and, 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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