Why This Guy Needs a 10,000 Square Foot, Multi Million Dollar Mansion in Dallas

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Barry Lacina
Barry Lacina

This is Barry Lacina, and he’s a guy you really want to know if you have a mansion because he can make it famous.

Barry is a TV/Film location manager, who is currently working on an ABC studios pilot produced by Meaghan Oppenheimer and Reese Witherspoon. (Yes, THE Reese Witherspoon from Legally Blonde.)

Barry was also the location manager on the DALLAS series when it was on TNT. He found all the houses used in the series, including one I’m dying to show you on Shadywood.

Barry reached out to me last week before I hit the slopes of Utah (wait till I tell you about the Montage!) because he is seeking the perfect setting for a Dallas “billionaire’s mansion” in the script. Ideally, I guess, he’d like the Hicks-now-Beal estate, Crespi/Walnut Place. Or how about the Phillip Johnson home on Strait Lane? (Or is that too contemporary? Many billionaires have a contemporary streak.)

Strait Lane is really where he should be, especially if he needs a water park in the back yard. Barry agrees with me that Champ D’Or would be a perfect location, but it may be too far out for filming. I suggested Chad Schulin’s listing on 5139 Seneca, what else is out there that could fill the bill for a Dallas Billionaire’s home?

Barry Lacina
This home looks like a billionaire’s pad…
Barry Lacina
Producers really liked the look of the M Mansion, but of course, she is taken.
Barry Lacina
This is a foyer on Audubon Circle, and I think Kari Schlegel Kloewer had the listing…
Barry Lacina
This is what they need, Andy Beal’s place.
Barry Lacina
Or the Philip Johnson house at 10210 Strait…



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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 Forbes.com, 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 CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, 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. The Real Estate Insider says

    Interesting…Deion Sanders old pad in Prosper would have been ideal.

    Maybe NBAs Kenyon Martin’s mansion in Dalworthington Gardens….or anything on Ranchero in Plano…..wait!!

    5045 Royal Creek Ln, Plano! That’s it!

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