Monday Morning Millionaire: An Olympian’s Pool is What You Need to Beat the Dallas Heat

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Sometimes it takes a real athlete to survive this heat. How about a home with a pool that was once used by an Olympian athlete? One of the former legacy owners of this home was Mitzi Ryan, an Olympic rower for the USA.  She married a gentleman from Australia and lived for years in this stunning home at 4330 Park Lane.

I know you have seen it, nestled on the south side of Park Lane in between Midway and Inwood Roads. It is one of those homes that just makes your heart shimmer. Let me put it this way: David Hocker designed the grounds and pool, and agents knock this poor homeowner’s door down begging to schedule photo shoots here. (You can see why!) Goes into MLS TODAY!

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4330-park-ln-tx-dallas-tx-High-Res-1.jpg (1)EXT2You get more than 8751 square feet of what I call extreme living: multiple formal rooms, a beautiful Chef’s quality kitchen, lounge, bar, dining room, bedroom suites, study, an exercise room, two baths in the master and a gymnasium that looks like you’ve resurrected The Cooper Clinic right into your home. Ahh Dr. Cooper would love this place. Not too far from his friends T. Boone and Toni Brinker. The home even has a guest wing — yes, I said GUEST WING, not West Wing. Everywhere underfoot are smooth, cool concrete floors and exotic hardwood cabinetry in a true modern oasis. If you think life is great inside all these five bedrooms plus seven and a half baths, just head outside. Get ready to be blown away. The pool area is stunning, STUNNING. Almost one acre (.84) of absolute symmetry and green perfection.

Let us not forget the street, Park Lane, one of the Dallas’ most prestigious, eyebrow raising. Both  the 25m half Olympic sized pool and landscaping were designed by David Hocker for Mrs. Ryan to create one of the most exceptional outdoor settings in the city. And views of the front and rear grounds are viewable all throughout the home, which was built in 1987.


The kitchen: true chef’s, outfitted with exquisite materials and top-of-the-line appliances. The kitchen opens to a breakfast area and morning room with wide views of the back yard. There is the morning room with a Cathedral ceiling and two walls of built-ins.

But it is the Great Room that is one of the most breath-taking, impressive spaces in this home. Get this: Australian whale bone-figured steamed beech wood and Australian Lacewood were masterfully used on an accent wall plus island and cabinetry of the bar area.

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Want a media room? Who needs one sitting there getting dust when you only watch videos on weekends? An electric drop down projector and screen allow the Great Room to double as a media room when you desire. Two massive glass doors even open to merge a large outdoor living space into the room, offering a fireplace and full Lynx kitchen/grilling station.

The master suite is downstairs with beautiful maple hardwoods floors, a fireplace, and a separate office that opens to a covered patio overlooking the pool.

The master bath is quite simply to die for. His and her separate bathrooms, spacious walk-in closets, even a separate Cedar closet are there. Opposite of the master wing is a large fitness room (The Exercise Wing) that could also double as a downstairs guest bedroom if needed because of a beautiful full bathroom with steam shower.

Upstairs are four en suite bedrooms, and two additional living spaces. The finish out of the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms is every bit as magazine-quality as the rest of the home. Your children can live in complete style, too.

There is simply no end to the amenity list of this home: a standing seam metal roof, an artistic black iron fence and electric gate around the exterior frontage and pool area, Ipe Brazilian hard wood decking in front and pool area, a misting and Mosquito system, a commercial grade AMX smart home system, Panasonic hybrid phone system, Lutron lighting system and 4 garage bays with exceptional storage.


Five bedrooms, seven and one half baths, a bazillion living areas, an outdoors oasis for sumptuous entertaining or peaceful reflection, including a private, Hawaiian-style outdoor shower. There is also an Olympian quality pool. Located in the honeypot of Preston Hollow, the home is listed with Ryan Streiff at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates for $3,495,000

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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).

Reader Interactions


  1. Ryan Streiff says

    Thanks Candy!! Wonderful blog about an A M A Z I N G property! This one will likely not last long once a buyer takes one look at the interior finish out and extraordinary setting – especially in this unbearable heat! Believe it or not, the property even looks better in person! Not just good glam shots! One thing to note – the home was remodeled and added onto circa 2006 – 2010. So we are told from the living area with cathedral ceilings onto the great room and exercise room (with attached full bath – that could also work as an amazing downstairs guest suite) and guest wing above were all part of the addition done by Means and Mathews during this time. So most of the home has either been completely added onto (which by the way includes all of the Hocker exterior improvements) during that time frame or cosmetically overhauled since the original construction. This home shows like a home constructed just a few years ago and will compete head-to-head with anyone considering building a clean line home, especially when you consider the amazing value in the long list of upgrades and unparalleled setting for this price point and neighborhood.

    If you are reading this post and would like more information, please email me at I would encourage you to schedule your showing quickly to beat the heat and early birds!

  2. mmTonyK says

    First of all, this house is amazing! I am drooling over that outdoor shower! The quality is so unbelievable, I think this is great move-it pricing. Gonna call a few of my clients. Did I hear that it’s also pre-inspected?

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