Y’all, we have a new high in Dallas Real Estate listings starting today!
Thank you, darling Alan Peppard, for getting word out that, after much deliberation, Lisa Baron has settled on $37.5 million as asking price for her 15,254 square foot Robert A.M. Stern designed palatial estate on the southwest corner of Preston Road and Deloache in the heart of Preston Hollow. The home is on 8.98 acres. Recall that Alan first reported in March that Lisa is moving to Washington, D.C.where she will be heading up the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She made the tough decision to sell her beloved home, which was “a labor of love for my husband,” she told me.
“Fred loved and appreciated architecture and good art. I rely on others for good taste. Me, I could live anywhere, even in a trailer!”
After interviewing the city’s tip top agents, she chose Erin Mathews at Allie beth Allman, huge coup for that group. The listing goes live Thursday in MLS. Allie Beth is pretty happy about it herself, she told me at last Thursday’s Rockitecture event benefitting the Dallas Center for Architecture over the Masonic Temple.
Word is that Lisa and her staff have been busy, busy bees getting the house ready for listing photos before Lisa heads to China for a month with the girls. This is a home that has been published in Architectural Digest among other great publications and host to super high profile Democrats.
The home has five bedrooms, six full baths and five half baths (Lisa has multiple powder rooms to accommodate her frequent and abundant home guests) six bars and six fireplaces. There is a tennis court and an indoor and outdoor pool, and a servants’ quarters you and I would covet. The home is happily occupied by Lisa and her young daughters. Lisa and her beloved late husband, Fred, built the house in 1997.
It also has great positive vibes. The home is on a private lake, and as I mentioned, was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the same architect for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
On this property once stood the estate of the Pollock family, whose home had a large swimming pool that was one of the first in Dallas. For years, the Pollock home was a vital social center for the local Jewish community. In light of that, Baron and Blue gave their home a tradition of loaning the house nearly every week for charitable events. It is also often loaded with national and local Democratic candidates and fundraisers. When Bill Clinton was president, he would jettison right to the Baron estate directly after landing in Dallas. Photos of Bill and Hillary are all over the house!
Neighbors around the corner include Annette Simmons, widow of the late Harold Simmons, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Bobby Haas, and my favorite lawn homeowner Doug Barnes.
Lisa Baron is giving the City of Dallas a very nice gift, too. DCAD has the home valued at $14,950,000. But whoever buys 5950 DeLoache is going to pony up more than twice the taxes Lisa’s paying now… $344,313 according to DCAD. That ought to help with the budget crisis down at City hall big time!