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

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.

2 Comment

  • God I hope it doesn’t get demolished!!!

  • 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.