Ryan Streiff, Dave Perry-Miller Sell T. Boone Pickens’ Preston Hollow Manse for …

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What will he do next?

We are not talking about 89-year-old oil tycoon and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens. He has his famous, 65,000-square-foot West Texas ranch, Mesa Vista, on the market for $250 million. Who knows, could be sold by now.

Now he has sold his Preston Hollow mansion, listed with Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff. Selling price was $5 million. Word is that T. Boone is heading for a luxury condo.

The 8,906-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate with a LaCornue stove at 9434 Alva Ct. in Preston Hollow has been for sale since October of 2017 for almost $6 million ($5.9). Which is less than what he listed for previously, on March 1 of 2013, when he was divorcing his fourth wife and wanted to shed the house. Madeleine Pickens is a well-known animal rights’ activist and horse trainer who campaigns to protect America’s mustangs. She also decorated 9434 Alva Court.

Then the asking price was $7 million.

But then the two split, he met Toni Brinker, and the home was yanked off the market.

Alas — the women they come and go, only the real estate remains. T.Boone and Toni parted ways last June, and so he listed this home yet again.

The new owner is Dallas energy investment firm exec John G. Calvert and his wife, Suzanne, who paid a cool $5 million. The Calvert’s current home is on Desco Drive.

The gated Mediterranean estate sits on a .98 acre lot in the honeypot of old Preston Hollow. The meticulously maintained gardens and outdoor entertaining areas are thick with lush greenery, fountains, and statuary.

The home has three bedrooms, four full and three half baths, a study, pool cabana, warm and inviting gourmet kitchen, and guest quarters above the three -car garage. The house also has an exercise room, wood-paneled library and a huge walk-in closet that kept (at least) two wives happy.

The home was built by Janie and Cappy McGarr in 1996, and Dave sold it to Mr. Pickens in 2005. The home was extensively renovated by Mrs. Pickens No. 4. Not sure Mrs. No. 5 changed much.
The home has terrific bones, designed by starchitect Wilson Fuqua and built by Jim Shaw.  In fact, I remember when this home was under construction as we lived nearby — it took almost two years. The gated Mediterranean estate features magnificent French gardens and dramatic outdoor entertaining areas, all designed by Paul Fields of Lambert’s, with crepe myrtle, rose gardens, fountains, statues, the experience almost musical, crescendo’ed by a huge sparkling pool and full 500-square-foot cabana that looks inviting even on the dreariest of Dallas days.
The grounds are just shy of one acre, smack in the heart of Alva Court. Everywhere you turn, there is impeccable attention to detail and quality. To start, the custom designed iron-and-glass entry doors lead you to handsome antique French Quarter limestone flooring in the gallery and living room, forged iron grand stair railing with gold leaf detail, Waterworks and Sherle Wagner fixtures EVERYWHERE. The country-type kitchen has vertical grain wood-plank floors, and this home may well have been one of Ann Sacks’ best customers with the antique terra cotta tile backsplash throughout the kitchen. Get a load, too, of that La Corneu Chateau 150 60-inch custom range. There is architectural lighting to highlight great art everywhere. 
Back to my first question: now what will he do?
I was referring to Dave Perry-Miller. He has sold this home twice now, almost thrice.
Can he and Ryan sell it a fourth time? Stay tuned!

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 Forbes.com, 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 CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, 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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