Transformation of This Sunnybrook Southern Colonial is no Trick And All Treat!

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Ya’ll know how much we love a good transformation here at We thought this Southern Colonial estate at 9346 Sunnybrook Lane was captivating when Candy wrote about it back in 2014. The house was built in 1987, and has long been considered a showpiece, but with the most recent update, it’s become a showstopper. Was there a bit of wizardry involved?

You bet there was!

The talented owner has an impeccable eye for design and had very distinct ideas of how to bring this Southern Colonial up to the sophistication level of 2018. She selected More Design + Build to bring her vision to life and together the spell they’ve put on this home has enchanted us.

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It’s harder and harder to find an estate like this in Dallas. Located in Old Preston Hollow with a generous setback on its 1.12 acres of lush, romantic landscaping, you feel as if you’ll see a vision of Scarlett O’Hara floating through the grounds. As we approach Halloween, this would make a perfect place for a spooktacular event! Just imagine draping cobwebs from those grand front entry gates, but I digress.

What I love most about this 8,977-square-foot Southern Colonial is that owners over the years have valued the property and consistently made updates to keep the house relevant. This most recent one was no trick and all treat.
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“It’s the perfect expression of sophistication, style, and warmth,” Allie Beth Allman listing agent Terri Cox said. “The transitions from room to room are just perfect. It has personality, and all the sleekness everyone is craving, but with all the warmth that is so embracing, and it’s very well-thought-out.”

It’s a large home, but in general, the Southern Colonial style lends itself to intimacy, so even in generously proportioned rooms you never feel overwhelmed. The renovations did a lot to help with that feeling of warmth starting with the addition of hardwood floors and an updated staircase railing in the entry.

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Be sure to look at the 2014 post to see what this home looked like only four years ago!

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Southern Colonial

Southern Colonial

The home’s eight fireplaces were redesigned, one is double facing leading from the great room to the bar. You can see another very effective update in the formal living room with the addition of floating shelves. Simple, strategic updates create a profound impact.

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The formal living room with a fresh new 2018 face!

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Southern Colonial

Southern Colonial

The kitchen walls were wrapped in subway tile, right up to the ceiling, which creates a nice textural effect and is a lot more practical than sheetrock. French doors lead into the family room and out to the backyard. The sheer number of doors leading to the outdoors is astonishing and of course, allows beautiful light to filter throughout the home all day.

The master suite in this Southern Colonial is downstairs with a huge master bathroom that Candy mentioned in her 2014 post can hold three massage tables!

There are four more bedrooms, four bathrooms, and three powder baths along with a study, an enormous upstairs living space and guest quarters above the four-car garage.

The upstairs living room after an updated coat of paint!

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All of this interior beauty is complemented by classic Southern Colonial porches and balconies that overlook the very private manicured grounds, pool, and spa.

“It’s timeless and tasteful,” Cox said. “It’s like a perfectly played piece of music.”

All of this Southern Colonial greatness can be yours for only $5.75 million, and we’ll be happy to help you decorate for the Halloween party!

Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. She teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. She loves dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and homes with personality. Her father was a spy, and she keeps secrets very well. Find Karen at


Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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  1. mmCandy Evans says

    See how you can transform the la de dah to fabulous transitional so easily? I love this house, have always loved it, and will always love it. Tina Bailey was a pioneer in fabulous building. She knew luxury when we still spelled it with a little “l”.

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