Here Is an Estate Sale You Won’t Want to Miss: the Sunnybrook Home of Mimi Lay

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4935 Radbrook PlaceSusan Matusewicz at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s kindly alerted me to this fabulous sale that I would totally be at if I were not heading for The Greenbrier. You must go this weekend to 4935 Radbrook @ Sunnybrook. Mimi Lay built this wonderfully graceful 7000 square foot home, designed by Cole Smith, on more than tw0 acres with pool and tennis court back in 1962. The home sold in February of 2005 for $2,850,000 and was listed by my darling friend Joe Kobell at Ebby Halliday. Many features remain from Mimi’s original interior design. The sale will be Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12pm to-5pm.

The house is full. Go to for details and pictures. This is a fabulous mix of lovely furnishings, decorative pieces, crystal, art, sports and fishing equipment. There is something for everyone at this sale plus you get to see the house and donate to a good cause – a portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to the Wesley Rankin Recreation Center in West Dallas.

A very special sale for so many reasons.  The home was built by the Lay Family (as in Frito-Lay) in 1962.  The home was sold a few years back and instead of changing everything to suit the new owner, he left it very much in its original state.  This weekend, the lovely ladies of FairMarket DFW (Bobbi & Cindy) are delighted to show off rooms full of fine furnishings that populate the home starting with … the concrete statuaryat the front.  Once inside, prepare to see every style of furniture shoppers crave … from Victorian sofas … to chaise lounges … to overstuffed sectional sofas.  Do you need large pieces … consider the 4-door china cabinet.  Do you prefer something more traditional?  Then perhaps you’ll want a  pair of ornate leather arm chairs.  One of our personal favorites is the butterscotch leather sofa.  I can relax and watch Fred and the guys challenge one-another to a game of pool on the gorgeous Brunswick pool table.

We will be adding pictures as the ladies finish arranging the furniture they pulled from storage … so expect plenty more antiques and collectibles before Friday morning.  For now we can absolutely sing the praises of beautiful items starting with …

  • A Pair of Tall Romanesque Statues

  • An Ornately Carved Wood Trimmed Sofa

  • Antique Pieces … drop front desks, armoires, china cabinet, a mirrored hall tree, a commode, servers, a drop front secretary, a cylinder desk, a washstand, a 3-drawer marble top chest, upholstered benches,

  • Transferware

  • A Knee Hole Desk

  • A Pair of Mahogany Lyre Tables

  • A 4-Poster Bed

  • An Oriental Carved Screen

  • A Queen Anne Style Sofa Table

  • French Style Curio Cabinets with Ormolu

  • Crystal Stems

  • A Serpentine Front Marble Top Server

  • A Painted Fire Place Screen

  • Several Other Sofas

  • A Huge Variety of Chairs … from Antique to Contemporary

  • A Large Dining Room Table

  • Framed Art … Predominately Oils

  • Quality Patio Furniture

  • Brunswick Pool Table with Accessories

  • Large Area Rugs … some Palace Size

  • Mirrors … some quite large and ornate

  • Lighting

  • Tapestries

  • Upholstered Sofas

  • Leather Theater Seating

  • A Fender Amp

  • A Home Gym

  • Men’s Clothing & Accessories

  • Golf Bags

  • Fishing Poles

  • A Bobsled

  • Sporting Goods

  • A Kayak


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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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  1. Nancy says

    The estate sale of Mrs. Schultz on Park Lane probably the best stop of the weekend. Bring a picnic basket. Amazing grounds and pieces,

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