If you fancy a discreet neighborhood, one that the Perots, Troutts, and Nowitskis are happy to call home, you are in luck. If you’d like an elegant Preston Hollow Mediterranean estate for entertaining, this is it. If you want one of the most secure homes on the market with not only a lookout tower but also a bomb shelter, our Monday Morning Millionaire fits the bill beautifully. If you have kids and proximity to great private schools is a necessity, there is no better location than 4626 Dorset Road.
We see a lot of gorgeous luxury homes at CandysDirt.com — on a daily basis. Saying we are hard to impress is putting it mildly. Let me just say … we are impressed. This is hands down, one of the most extraordinary estates in Dallas.
As Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Mark Cain said, “This is not just an estate, it’s also a labor of love spanning nearly nine years from concept to completion.”
The owners wanted to create a European-inspired home with authentic old-world details as well as the sophisticated modern amenities you’d expect from an estate of this stature. They succeded beyond all expectations.
The home is located in Old Preston Hollow on over 1.2 acres of land. Most homes in the neighborhood are on more than an acre, and the streets look like country lanes because they are not curbed. It’s hard to imagine you are minutes from downtown Dallas once you enter the gates of this Preston Hollow Mediterranean estate.
The grand foyer is breathtaking with 32-foot ceilings and an iron stairway ascending to the second level. “The lookout tower is at the top of the three-story stairwell in the far east portion of the house,” Cain said. “It’s very peaceful and quiet and a wonderful retreat.”
The old-world architecture and details give the home a warmth and patina that you would expect to see in a house with decades of history. Longleaf pine flooring was reclaimed from centuries-old European estates. “The tile floors were created with roof tiles from old homes in Europe,” Cain said. “If you look closely you can see paw prints and chicken prints as the tiles were dried outdoors back then.”
We’re particularly taken with what’s below ground level. The extensive wine cellar is located on the way to the exercise room and bomb shelter. That’s smart planning.
Global Views did a beautiful job staging the property and showcasing how easy it is to blend contemporary furniture into an old-world setting.
Although the house has 11,150 square feet, six bedrooms, six bathrooms, two powder baths, a conservatory, media room, library, and attached quarters, it’s designed to feel like an inviting, warm, family home.
The entire property is gated, and there’s a separate gate surrounding the 56,000-gallon saltwater pool. If you are looking for an idyllic and safe place to raise a family, this is it.
Mark Cain and Ace Lahli have this gorgeous Preston Hollow Mediterranean estate listed for $4.895 million. Think about this for a moment — an 11,150-square-foot property on 1.2 acres in the heart of Old Preston Hollow for $4.895 million. If you know as much about Dallas real estate as we do, that’s a steal for a luxury property.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com