It was kind of a between the links deal. A couple months ago, Jordan and Hunter talked. Jordan probably said something about everyone driving past his house. Hunter mentioned that his home, in a secure gated community, was on the market, had been for a couple years. He invited Jordan to come over and see it, and Jordan LOVED what he saw: the golf-simulator room, the indoor basketball court, and the 12-car underground garage with a full mural of the Augusta National clubhouse on the wall as you drive in. That’s the golf club where the famous Masters tournament is played. Erin Mathews then inked the deal with the help of Spieth’s wealth advisor, Mark Griege, who also works with Troy Aikman. Listing price with Erin was originally $8,495,000, but the home had been reduced to $7,995,000. I hear Jordan paid $7,150,000, what a steal! The home had been listed with Cameron Holland for $9,500,000 back in May of 2014. On July 27 of 2015, Hunter listed with Allie Beth Allman’s Erin Mathews, who did her usual magic. The house closed right before the holidays on December 14. $666 per square foot, how do you like that?
By the way, Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Real Estate are now marketing The Creeks of Preston Hollow, and they have sold off four lots in there like rapid fire, closing on a $5,200,000 manse on New Year’s Eve. There are only 4 lots left in the $2 to $3 million price range for the dirt, with a $2.1 million per acre average price.
“We’re getting buyers from California, executives from Dallas, the community is really attracting the kind of clientele it was meant to attract,” says Jonathan, who adds that The Creeks is now the most exclusive gated community in North Texas.
10719 Bridge Hollow Court was built with generosity and family in mind. The builder, of course, the inimitable Mark Molthan of Platinum Series Homes who is basically the builder to all the sports stars in Texas — he is building Tony Romo’s 42,000 pad up in Glen Abbey.
Does this mean our Jordan might be bringing home a bride?
You enter through a stone-crested, fresh-air Loggia that overlooks a courtyard with fountain, which also happens to be another spa one-story below. To the immediate left is a guest casita that is part of the house, but could survive as an independent casita for guests as the main home can be completely locked while this is accessed. This casita reminds me of a bedroom up at Calistoga Ranch, or a Sunday House room at Boot Ranch: there is a huge bed and luxury bath, but also a mini-bar type deal with sink, fridge and microwave. So the guest room is at the very front of the house. How very welcoming!
Then you enter the grand foyer. Mark Molthan calls this the Iceberg House: it gets better the lower you go! Much of the design was inspired by a home he visited in Newport Beach eight years ago. At the end of the grand foyer is a magnificent staircase to the basement and the second floor. To the left, also overlooking the courtyard with fountain, is the regal dining room with Bocce balls-inspired light fixture. But before you enter the dining room, however, there is a glass wine cellar, more like a cooler, that is exposed and showcases just enough fine wine to whet one’s appetite. After all, how many bottles of wine can you collect and then drink, as the former owner of Dans Bois Crete opined? The amazing thing about this is that one wall, one entire wall front and back, is a piece of translucent photographic art glass by Weil Studios. It was the same glass piece Mark had in his W condo. The wallpaper is Donghia, the lighting is from Allen Knight.
And the designer again, Debra Owens!
The kitchen. It changed me in a totally ethereal way. I am a different woman now from just touching that marble countertop. That hood over the Wolf Range is zinc with Walker-Zanger tile backsplash. Look at those reclaimed beams! My Lord it has not just a Farmhouse sink but a MARBLE Farmhouse sink. We all need this in our kitchens: pedal faucets. I absolutely HATE touching my faucets with gooey hands, then you have to wipe and clean them after washing your hands and the utensils. This is a touch I totally should have stolen from the operating room, my husband uses them all the time!
Off the kitchen with the coolest table ever is a casual family room, then a more formal family room with virtually everything in it from those great folks at Scott & Cooner. Also the house is built with steel girders which were painted and left exposed in this room. That sofa you are drooling over is by Nancy Corzine.
This room opens to the outdoors loggia and patio, which is again, the coolest thing ever. Electric retractable screens by Phantom can make a second room out of the vast patio, which wraps the family room, and seal out West Nile carrying mosquitoes.
Now here is the best part about this outdoors setup, though I think the pool is orgasmic: The Grill Room. Hunter and Kandi built a special room just for grilling, and the Spieths are going to love it. You get hot when you grill, right? You get stinky. Why not carve off an entire room for the grill complete with A/C and a great Vent-a-hood, plus a beer fridge (keep brewskis near by) and a counter and sink for meat prep? You saw it here first, folks!
Lest you think that might be a wasteful use of AC, know that this home is all geothermal with uber insulation, hence extremely low utility bills.
The floors are wide-planked walnut, in case you were wondering, and they are on the stairs.
Let’s go back to the front of the house: there is a study which was really more of a trophy room for Hunter, who was born in Orange, California, lived in McKinney and ended up at Oklahoma State University. Think “orange”. That is an important tidbit to commit to memory for later in this house. This room is obviously going to have to be redone.
That brings us to the master bedroom. In a word, wowzers. You enter to a sitting room that I mistook for a media room, as there is another large screen TV on the wall. Then there is the master itself with an elongated linear glass fireplace by Spark Modern Fires. The master overlooks the pool and spa area with special access. The master bath is to die for, of course, with that vessel bath tub surrounded by yet another one of those Nancy Weil translucent art panels, this one of cherry blossoms. The lights in the master bath are from Mango Trading Company. The master closet has a unique sitting area with marble counter, mirror, sink and fridge, sort of a make-up bar, and then a uniquely designed step-up to maximize space for shoes and lingerie drawer storage.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and a sitting room or game, and once again Mark Molthan’s unique touches: in the baby’s room there is a low baby-friendly bathtub with storage for soaps, lotions, etc. with the walnut flooring carried throughout.
After touring this 16,655 square foot house with five bedrooms, six full and two half baths — forgot to tell you the wallpaper in the first floor powder room is Donghia — I was (a) exhausted and (b) speechless. But I was also very, very concerned for the Mahans. I mean, how many pro golfers are there in Dallas who might want this house?
Are you kidding? JORDAN!
Don’t go telling me these multi-million dollar homes don’t trade. Hogwash. It just takes a little time, a little money, and some super sports star power.