Next Staff Meeting Will Have You Sitting In the Lap of Luxury In Highland Park

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It’s one of the most luxurious homes in Highland Park — or Texas — and we’ve got your ticket to tour at the next CandysDirt staff meeting.

Sitting on almost an acre at 3509 Euclid Ave., this Mediterranean villa is over 18,000 square feet of sophisticated spaces, with six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, six half baths, four living rooms, three dining rooms, and 11 fireplaces on three stories, built in 2012.

On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m., we’ll be there to take in the views and enjoy this private, luxe retreat near Armstrong and Abbot avenues in one of the toniest parts of Highland Park.

Just how exquisite is this villa? How about a wine grotto with tasting room, outdoor putting green, indoor golf simulator, sprawling 10-car garage, and a state-of-the-art gym with a steam and aromatherapy room? And the backyard is positively swoon-worthy, with a Tuscan cabana with a sitting room and private baths, sparkling swimming pool and spa, fountains, and a fire pit in the pool.

This masterpiece is the work of Fusch Architects, builder John Sebastian of Sebastian Construction Group, and Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. It is newly listed by JP Piccinini and Monica Shovlin with JP & Associates Realtors for $18 million.

How about a sneak peek before our CandysDirt staff meeting? I’d love to show you this property…

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There’s nothing timid or shy about this gorgeous Mediterranean villa — its presence is stately and elegant. The walls are a golden Venetian plaster that absolutely glows, and when you walk into the grand entryway, it’s almost like being in a palace. But the remarkable thing is that as you continue into the house, it gets cozy and warm, even with its 18,000 square feet, and you get the sense that this is a place to gather, a place to create memories.

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Formal dining room
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The formal living room

A grand staircase anchors the dramatic entryway, with decorative wrought iron balusters, Travertine floors, two-story ceilings, grand double doors with leaded glass, and space enough for a grand piano. To the left is the formal dining room, with a fireplace, space to seat 10 or 12 people, and sweeping views of the front courtyard through an oversized window. Nearby, the formal living room features beamed ceiling, a fireplace, and views of the loggia leading out to the spectacular backyard.

The kitchen is as remarkable as you would expect, with double-high custom cabinetry, dual sinks, a butler’s pantry, granite countertops, an oversized island with seating, breakfast bar, coffee bar, and commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, including dual dishwashers, double ovens, a built-in ice maker, Wolf gas range, and Wolf commercial-grade refrigerator.

The kitchen is open to the great room, creating a cozy, intimate vibe in this spacious area. There’s room for a dining table, large sectional sofa, and beautiful fireplace.

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The Great Room

This Mediterranean villa marries Old World feel with state-of-the-art technology. The entire property is integrated with HomeTronics, and every room has an iPad for control. You can sit in chair and turn on fireplaces, open drapes and blinds, adjust temperatures, turn off lights, or lock doors, indoor and out. There’s also whole-house surround sound, controlled from smart devices and the iPads.

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The lounge

The six bedrooms impress with handsome details and sumptuous bathrooms. There are dual masters, the first of which features a galley kitchen, large fireplace, chandelier, coffee bar, and built-in cabinets. The bathroom has a cedar closet, a walk-in closet with custom closet system, jetted tub, and large shower.

The second master offers a fireplace, large sitting area, and coffee bar. There are “his” and “hers” bathrooms with every luxury, including walk-in closets, cedar closet, jetted tubs, linen closet, separate vanities, and shower body sprays and steam shower.

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First master bedroom

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Second master bedroom

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“His” closet

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“Hers” closet

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This Mediterranean villa also offers a state-of-the-art fitness gym with separate steam and aromatherapy room nearby. There’s also a room dedicated as a golf simulator, perfect or practicing your swing. The wine grotto has a seating area and climate-controlled storage for 1,000 bottles.

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Fitness room
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Golf simulator
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Wine grotto

Attached to the home, there’s a separate guest casita, also in a Tuscan style, with one bedroom and one bathroom, as well as a fireplace, multiple seating areas, and a kitchenette. In the backyard, there is also a pool house, the perfect space for readying to take a dip in the pool or shower off after and relaxing.

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The cabana and guesthouse

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Just when you think you’ve been as impressed as you can be by this villa, another amazing space appears. The backyard is simply marvelous, with a covered outdoor kitchen, stone pergola, large swimming pool and spa, multiple seating areas, grassy green space (including a putting green and trails), and a fire pit in the pool. Can you imagine the parties and entertaining this space would afford?

We’ll find out at the next CandysDirt Staff Meeting, this Thursday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you want to see this masterpiece of a house for yourself, please RSVP HERE.

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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).

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