“Les Jardins” on Turtle Creek Sells at Auction for $2,550,000

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3808-Turtle-Creek-Side-view-575x381Sold! Another successful auction by the Concierge Auction peeps who sold off 3808 Turtle Creek late today, a 6300 square foot property last listed at $4.25 million and auctioned without reserve. Winning bid was $2.55 million, which includes the buyer’s premium. The auction happened so fast I actually walked in on the tail end!

This one was well attended, lots of Allie Beth Allman agents, including Allie Beth herself, Karen Luter, a healthy Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s contingent of Jonathan Rosen, Gene Taylor, Pogir, plus broker Rustin Smith, and a bevy of buyers. Marilyn Hoffman was also there, handing out her sales portfolio to any bidders who didn’t nab the home JUST IN CASE they were still shopping.

Turtle Creek AuctionThe buyer, a sharp man named Richard Kerr, CEO of MarketScout. (If you need insurance, check out his website: http://www.marketscout.com/) I have to say, this was one of the most heart-warming auction results I have seen. Richard was calm, happy, and posed for happy photos with his lovely daughter and special lady, an interior designer with major plans for 3808. They seem like absolutely lovely people who are thrilled with their purchase, or as Marilyn Hoffman called it, their “steal”.

Also, Richard acted as his own broker, which always makes the deal a little sweeter. Congratulations! 3808 Turtle Creek has four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, more than 6,300 square feet, and is a veritable jewel box of details that the discerning buyer will appreciate.

Originally built in 1925, 3808 Turtle Creek is one of the most sterling examples of English Tudor architecture from Korn, who designed several mansions in Highland Park, most notably the 1917 estate of Hugh Prather at 4700 Preston Road, one of the town’s founders. Now owned by Harlan Crow, the home received historic designation by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.










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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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