Some Fancy Architectural Digs Up in The Hood of Glen Abbey: Won’t You Be Tony Romo’s Neighbor?

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40 Braewood extYou know how we told you that Tony Romo is building a giant, and I do mean giant, home up in Glen Abbey?  Surely you are caught up on all this. That story ran last April — the home must be nearing completion.

The new Romo home is next door to Peter Shaddock, a well-known, highly respected Dallas builder and architect with excellent tastes. In fact, you could say Peter is a Home Connoisseur. We need him on this blog!

Romo’s lot, appraised at $3,272,550 just for the dirt,  had been started by an oil man who just abandoned it. Word it Peter Shaddock is such a perfectionist he spent his own money to clean up the oil baron’s lot so it would be pretty to look at before Tony even started building.

Well, how’d you like to be his neighbor AND own a dramatic, architecturally significant, award-winning house to boot?

Here is it: 40 Braewood Place.The AIA, Dallas Chapter, gave architects Oglesby-Greene the honor of being crowned the Architectural Firm of the Year for this house. Here’s a good example of why: the firm designed a striking modern home on an incredible site overlooking a bluff, creek and nature area. In fact, looking out these windows, you think you are in Austin or the Hill Country, not Dallas.

(Except: there ARE parts of Dallas that rival Austin, small sleeper areas.)

Walls of glass, stone, wood, and steel compose the materials. The bluffs, gardens and trees compose the views. And the home features one of the most beautiful infinity pools I have seen in a residential setting.

Where is this? Up in Glen Abbey, north of Keller Springs Road, north of Beltline. Gated community. The home was built on 1.05 acres in 2008 with five bedrooms and eight full baths. The kitchen is sleek but decked out with all the latest and greatest in cooking technology and gadgetry. Catch the infinity pool and catch your breath. Sweepingly open spaces, the house still offers public and private spaces inside and outside. The garden and trees compose the views. Extraordinary kitchen, public and private spaces inside and outside this home and clean, clean materials: glass, stone, wood, and steel. Almost like the four elements.

Of course, there is some bad news: living in Glen Abbey and a few blocks from Tony Romo will cost you bigtime: $8,975,000 is asking price, Douglas Newby is the listing agent.

But just think — once Tony moves in, the price could jump upward north of $9 million!40 Braewood sun

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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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