All eyes have been on this stunning listing at 3700 Euclid, because almost every agent in town knew it was (a) beautiful, (b) stunning and (c) over $10 million. In fact, it was said that this sale could thrust Highland Park real estate into a whole new realm of Silicon-Valley like pricing. IF the purported buyer, Daniel Hunt, president of FC Dallas, son of the late Lamar Hunt — his brother Clark is listed as owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Hunt’s family’s sports holdings are split equally among Lamar’s four children — two from his first marriage, Lamar Jr., and Sharron, and Clark and Dan from his second — paid asking price of $14,900,000 (reduced a whole swallow from $15,995,000) or anywhere near that, we are talking $1,065.00 per square foot. Sweet.
We didn’t get that, but we got $13,600,000. Or almost $973 a square foot. How do you like that, Highland Park?
Plus this home just hit the market on March 9.
Six Five months (closed August 11) isn’t too shabby for a multi-million dollar property (agents call them “slugs”), which usually takes longer to move. The home was put under contract on July 3. Oh and get used to these names as new power houses in real estate: Kelly Hosch and Shelley Bailey of Dave Perry Miller. Kelly is related to the Leonards. Dave Perry-Miller’s Gianna Cerullo represented the buyer.
The buyer, Daniel Hunt is the president of FC Dallas, a professional soccer club based in Frisco, which competes in Major League Soccer and is one of the 10 charter clubs of MLS. Though they all have a finger in the billion dollar sports empire pot, brother Clark runs the Kansas City Chiefs and Daniel runs FC Dallas. He is married to the beautiful lifestyle blogger and model Toni Munoz-Hunt. Daniel has a home at 3801 Maplewood that is about 4600 square feet and valued at $3.3 million.
In 2010 Justin and Amanda Leonard painstakingly constructed this masterpiece with the starchitect team of Stocker, Hoestery and Montenegro while Rusty Goff did the honors of putting it all together. The home sits on a HUGE Highland Park lot of .875 acres right at the corner of Euclid and Cowper.
Euclid has six bedrooms, six full baths and three powders, formals, library, media room, one of the biggest and best utility rooms I have seen, a mud room (bet that is for all of Justin’s golf shoes), a knock-out master with huge spa bath (a Kansas City Chief’s party in here maybe?) plus some of the biggest and best closets I have seen in a LONG time. And I see them all! Let us not forget the exercise room that is basically Cooper Aerobics in your home. The house is run on geothermal energy for lowest utility bills, and has a four-car garage, which is what the Leonards had in their Volk Estates home on Turtle Creek. Four car bays are really the smallest some of these tykes will look at, and you have to be able to turn a Suburban as well as a Maserati. Agents tell me the oil execs really love them their big cars!
Now here’s the question of the year: of course the Leonard’s yard does not have a swimming pool, there is a putting green for Justin. Will Mr. Hunt keep that putting green for touch football fun? Or will he add a pool. Inquiring minds want to know…