Private Pedicure Studio, Hair Salon, Massage Room, Gym, Theater, Total Hollywood Yard: Preston Hollow Living in Highland Park

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This home, this home is nirvana!  Truly one of the most amazing Monday Morning Millionaires we have ever written. Located at 4700 St. John’s in the toniest part of Highland Park, one over one green acre of paradise, it is more than 13,000 square feet of the best construction I have ever seen. Maybe that’s because it was painstakingly constructed under the the watchful eye of S&R Development — we certainly have told you about him, and if you don’t know that S&R is one of the area’s tip top builders, well, then it’s your loss and 4700 St. John’s gain. Because when Saad Chehabi builds a house, he builds it like a fortress with incredible detail, design, and comfort. It took three years to complete 4700 St. John’s. There are six bedrooms, seven full baths, three half baths (one for the ladies, one for the gents, and I guess one for everyone else) a home theater room, a gym, massage room, and of course the pedicure and salon areas located right outside the pool and outdoor living terrace creating a pedicure paradise right out the back door. Listed with the talented Jarrad Barnes at DPM. Let me tell you about this house — this is Preston Hollow living in the Park Cities!

4700StJohns50H.jpg overview You enter from a large circular drive on St. John’s and notice one thing from the start: you’d better behave. Why? The Highland Park Police Department is right across the street! Talk about security — the home is loaded with fine, museum-quality  art the current owners collect because they know this location is safer than Fort Knox. 4700-st-johns-dr-dallas-tx-High-Res-14

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The foyer leads you into a stunning formal living room with cove ceiling and looking at the wall finishes on this home, there is not one spec of ordinary. Every single wall is museum-quality specialty finish. Every bath has in-floor heating so your tootsies will never be frosty. And the outdoor living area has overhead heaters on timers, so you can enjoy the outdoors in the middle of January. The house is totally attuned to year round outdoor living. I mean, it’s Beverly Hills in Dallas. The home flows around the pool and spacious outdoors: 1.1 acres. So you can get a 13,000 square foot home, pool, outdoor living environment and still have a green field big enough for croquet or a baseball game. The home is landscaped for total privacy — in fact, I only saw the roof of one neighboring home peaking out over the tall junipers. This green space would also be the perfect spot for a corporate picnic. Truly, 4700 St. John’s is a home that is all about entertaining. The formal living area overlooks the pool terrace. Venture to one wing and you’ll find the study/library, media room, and a downstairs guest quarters that resembles a private villa, like having a pool-side cabana at the Beverly Hills Hotel. This guest room even has a private kitchenette off the en suite bathroom. “This is where the very special guests stay,” says Jarrad Barnes, the Dave Perry-Miller agent who is marketing this exquisite home. “There are three guest suites in all, but this one is so private and relaxing. Staying here would be like going to a luxurious spa.”
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Spa, indeed. Across the pool, and off the family room, kitchen/breakfast rooms and outdoor living wing, is the “spa pavilion” — a wing of the home dedicated to pampering. There is the room with the whirling water pedicure chair, the hair salon, and the quiet-time massage room in a sound-proofed room for the ultimate peace and relaxation. The only thing you will hear is the water cascade from the spa. There is a full locker room bath and separate laundry room for this area, too. About the outdoor environment: an outdoor kitchen, TV, fireplace, and mosaic tiling so detailed you think it’s an oriental carpet on the floor.

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The master is upstairs in this home, available through elevator or one of three staircases. I cannot even describe it and the vista overlooking the estate. Just look at the photos and drool. Pine. Call your financial advisor and yell at him/her. This estate will only set you back $15,985,000. Oh and it was listed as one of the Most Expensive Homes in Dallas. I know what you are thinking, and I asked the very same thing: after building the veritable Eden on a prime lot in Highland Park, why would the sellers ever sell? Easy. They are building again, this time with an eye to transitional modern. But I’ll take this Mediterranean Italian palace any day. Just please, please let me stay overnight?

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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. susanm says

    anyone who reads this should immediately wire $100 to starving children in Syria, as penance.

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