Live in the Present: Plush Preston Hollow Home on Double Lot is a Perfect Home for the Holidays


Ahhhh, family. Gathering during the holidays is such a pleasure, the warm greetings, the stiff cocktails, the lively conversation.

And an hour later, after Uncle Bill starts to do his Marlon Brando and Al Pacino impressions, you’re pretty much done with these people. Pretty soon you’ve started drinking a little eggnog with your whiskey and you realize, after telling your brood to leave the presents under the tree alone or so help me … you’ve become your mother.

When it comes to that (and let’s not play, folks … it will come to that), you’re going to wish you had a private master suite with all the bells and whistles to which you could whisk yourself away from the guests and the 80th round of The Chipmunks’ “Christmas Don’t Be Late.” You’re going to wish you had a huge fenced yard into which you could turn out the herd of cousins and kids to burn off that sugar rush they got from Meemaw’s fudge. You’re going to wish you had a hot tub in the backyard that you could turn to for those knots you got in your shoulders after keeping quiet as your brother-in-law pitches his newest get-rich-quick scheme to anyone with a pulse.

You’d be able to do that if you lived at 5609 Del Roy in Preston Hollow. This custom-built home by Larry Klinghoffer of Palatial Estates is a hip-pocket listing from Ivy Kessie of Rogers Healy and Associates, and it could save your sanity during the holidays for just $2.65 million. When you consider the price of years of therapy, that’s a bargain if you ask me.








Ivy tells us that this home has 6,356 square feet, five bedrooms, six full baths with a his-and-hers bath in the master suite, two half baths, a three-car garage, study, three living areas, a very handy wet bar, media room, and game room. The home is full to the brim with top-of-the-line finish out, including detailed crown moulding in each and every room. And it’s situated on an enormous 0.83 acres.

“This home has been impeccably maintained and is just like many of the brand new homes in the neighborhood at this price point on almost twice the size lot,” Ivy said.




Outside you can find an outdoor haven with a pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, basketball court, and a play area. That is just perfect for the hordes of children you’ll be entertaining during the holidays.

“My favorite part is the sport court that has a basketball and tennis court, and also the formal living and dining room,” Ivy said. “The dining room has a chandelier that is worth $20,000, and formal living has so much natural light.”

Me? I’m in love with that master suite. What about you?