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Vaughn House in the Honeypot of Old Preston Hollow Hits Market With a Bang

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Brokers & agents are invited to a CandysDirt Staff Party event at 5350 South Dentwood July 19, from 3 to 5 pm. Brokers & agents are welcome to bring prospective buyers back to the property from 5 to 7 pm that same day. RSVP’s are being taken at 214-543-9990.

In 1951, when Dallas was still learning to embrace the midcentury modern design movement, oilman Grady Vaughn, Jr. commissioned architect Robert Goodwin of Goodwin & Cavitt to design his waterfront dream home in what we now call the honeypot of Preston Hollow. The home is 9,500 square feet with six bedrooms, seven and a half baths, several living areas on one of the most heavily treed lots in this majestic part of town. The acreage is unbelievable: 1.36 acres that include a serene swimming pool and a large private pond.

5350 South Dentwood was designed to serpentine throughout the lush property, meandering alongside the pond on the Straight Branch tributary, weaving through and around original trees. Buildings developed for their sites have an inherent connection, and you feel it intensely walking around the Vaughn House setting.

The home briefly came to market in the spring when it first became available.  Now, it is back, offered for $5,500,000 from the original list price of $6,900,000, with some very serious sellers behind it.

“The family has had their time to make peace with the house,” says Alan Press of United Real Estate, who is marketing the home for sale. “It was their family home and like any beloved space, they had to say their goodbyes. We are looking at all and every offer.”

Only two families have ever owned the property, and they had a chance to meet last spring. The home has been meticulously maintained and was commercially built with timeless materials such as Terrazzo floors, roman brick exterior, solid maple studs, custom made moldings, and original brass hardware. The storage in the master bathroom alone is a sight to behold: only an oil or hedge fund baron’s spouse could fill the many drawers and cabinets. The design is reminiscent of a Frank Lloyd Wright, but in many ways, even better. 

5350 South Dentwood was designed to serpentine throughout the lush property, meandering alongside the pond on the Straight Branch tributary, weaving through and around original trees. Buildings developed for their sites have an inherent connection, and you feel it intensely walking around the Vaughn House setting.

The home briefly came to market in the spring when it first became available.  Now, it is back, offered for $5,500,000 from the original list price of $6,900,000, with some very serious sellers behind it.

“The family has had their time to make peace with the house,” says Alan Press of United Real Estate, who is marketing the home for sale. “It was their family home and like any beloved space, they had to say their goodbyes. We are looking at all and every offer.”

Only two families have ever owned the property, and they had a chance to meet last spring. The home has been meticulously maintained and was commercially built with timeless materials such as Terrazzo floors, roman brick exterior, solid maple studs, custom made moldings, and original brass hardware. The storage in the master bathroom alone is a sight to behold: only an oil or hedge fund baron’s spouse could fill the many drawers and cabinets. The design is reminiscent of a Frank Lloyd Wright, but in many ways, even better. 

Brokers  and agents are invited to a private CandysDirt Staff Party event at 5350 South Dentwood next Wednesday, July 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Brokers and agents are welcome to bring their prospective buyers back to the property from 5 to 7 pm that same day.  We will be discussing the home and basking in it’s glory. RSVP’s are being taken at 214-543-9990.

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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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  1. Margaret Manser says

    Amazing house. Wish real estate photographer (or, most especially, listing agent) were more careful with editing photos. A garden hose? Really? Furniture in MBR in front of windows? Throw rugs in front of kitchen sink? Hey, folks, we are better than this for such a treasure of a house. Or a lesser one, for that matter.

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