Old Preston Hollow is the honeypot of Dallas real estate and I’ve fallen for a brand new custom California Mediterranean sitting on over 1 acre of this coveted dirt.
The home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is simply spectacular — 13,000 square feet, perfect flow for entertaining, the absolute best quality finish-out, and timeless architectural design by Lloyd Lumpkins. It has six bedrooms, including dual masters, eight full bathrooms, three half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas on two stories.
Oh, and by the way, it just got reduced $655,000 from its original list price!
“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”
She’s not exaggerating — everything is stately and inspired at this Old Preston Hollow manse. There’s an open house this Sunday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., where you can experience it yourself. Let’s get a sneak peek.
You’ve got to love the grand entrance to the house through one of two gates with a two-car porte-cochère and lots of parking for parties. What curb appeal!
Inside, the stately double-height entryway greets with a soaring, wood-beamed ceiling, detailed wrought-iron railing on the curving stairway, and classic diagonal limestone floor inset with diamond black granite accents and frame. Love.
To the left entryway, find the first of four living areas with hardwood floors in an appealing herringbone pattern. The pattern continues in the stone fireplace with a cast stone mantel, three contemporary crystal-and-chrome chandeliers, and a wall of built-in bookshelves. Across the hall is a second living area with tinted plaster walls and tons of natural light.
The kitchen-living-dining areas are a dream, with an open floorplan that’s perfect for families as well as entertaining. This house offers so much flexibility for function. The living and dining areas offer windows and three sets of double French doors leading out to and overlooking the beautiful backyard. Additional features include a wood coffered ceiling, and a limestone carved fireplace flanked by large built-ins.
The kitchen (or should I say “kitchens,” since there’s a full catering kitchen and butler’s pantry nearby, too) impresses me, with its black leather granite island, wood-beamed ceiling, dual dishwashers, warmer drawer, built-in ice-maker, and dual ovens, one of which is convection. Appliances include a Wolf six-burner commercial-grade gas range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer.
Now, let’s talk about these dual master bedrooms. Ahhh-mazing! One is a first-floor space, measuring a huge 30-by-19 feet, and offering a marble fireplace, rich hardwood floors, custom closet system with packing islands, and incredible views of the swimming pool and backyard. Its oversized ensuite bathroom has one of the most impressive wet rooms I’ve ever seen, with a contemporary soaker tub, marble tile, barrel vaulted ceiling, stained glass window, dual shower heads, and body sprays. I could die happy in that bathroom.
The second master suite has those same hardwoods, a custom closet system, dual sinks, a separate shower, and separate vanities.
You’re going to love the backyard and outdoor entertaining area. Next to the serene swimming pool and spa is a 600-square-foot cabana with outdoor kitchen, fireplace, cabinetry, and wonderful tile work. The yard is graced by mature shade trees and manicured landscaping.