With the wind blowing and crazy storm forecast on tap for the weekend, I thought we ought to feature a home that was not just beautiful but provided some shelter from the storm!
When Gordon Todd and Randy Hughes built this beauty at 10104 Lennox Lane back in 1994, this home was the cat’s meow! Talk about a grand entrance: the home is gated, and you drive into the gated entrance on Lennox, drive out on South Lindhurst. The downstairs is huge and designed for entertaining with marble floors, a light-filled floor-plan and master overlooking almost one acre in the most pristine part of Preston Hollow. There’s the large kitchen with island spilling open onto the breakfast room and the large family room with huge, 20 foot windows overlooking the glories of the property. The master was certainly a jaw-dropper back then, and still turns heads: his and her closets, resting areas, and a bathroom full of marble.
That fainting couch would be the perfect place to settle in with your ipad — I swear Todd & Hughes had ESP even back in the day!
Now here’s the safe room part: off the master closet, on “his” side, is a secret door with a tall cedar closet nestled inside that is right in the center of the house. This would be a perfect room to huddle in come a tornado. Not only are you protected by the rooms around and above you, you can breathe in the sweet cedar wood while Mother Nature unleashes her fury outdoors.
And of course, you won’t get moths!
Upstairs are three huge bedrooms, all with en suite baths, something we take for granted now. Then there is the playroom up there, and an extra bedroom downstairs that could double as a media room. Back then, you needed to shell out at least $100,000 to do a media room right. Today, just buy the widest screen TV you can, hang it and settle back to watch.
This home also has an elaborate, mahogany-walled study with a fireplace. Oh and a FOUR car garage complete with a workbench and sink!
Like most of us, this home needs a little updating. Many of my CandysDirt home builders tell me this is a piece of cake. You go in and remodel the serious areas — kitchen, appliances, master bath, spiffing up other living areas and replacing floors, some woodwork, fixtures and appliances. A few weeks and a hundred grand later, you practically have a brand new home.
Because this home has something that tornadoes, windstorms, age and even wrinkles can never steal: LOCATION! Almost one full acre loaded with trees and mature foliage in the estate section, one block west of Strait Lane. I’ve heard it said that Lennox is even better than Strait because you don’t have as many rubber-necked lookey-loos, all gazing at the famous houses.
The thing is, this dirt is worth $1.6 and growing. These folks are asking $2,599,000 down from $3,199,000. I’m telling you, deal of the century. Check with the folks over at Inwood Mortgage and see what they think about buying a rockstar house. And then, stay safe!
PS: Staging by that genius, Blu Sky Living.