This iconic, massive Georgian Colonial ranch at 11053 Strayhorn Drive in Country Club Estates, East Dallas, is a real find for you and your Valentine. Lucky heart-shaped duckies, it will be open on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The estate was built in 1969 for George C. McIngvale, a founder of Bishop Lynch High School. And I’m totally serious about this house: I swear there is nothing, nada, anything like this beautiful estate anywhere in Dallas.
McIngvale was a philanthropist, the head of an insurance company.He was also was instrumental in raising the capital to build Bishop Lynch High School, recognized today as one of the finest private schools in Dallas.
“The neighborhood is a hidden gem,” Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Ryan Streiff said. “It’s under the radar, near the Dallas Athletic Club, with not just one, but two golf courses designed by legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus.”
McIngvale was ahead of his time in having a 6,918-square-foot, one-story Georgian Colonial ranch home designed on almost an acre of land, which would comfortably accommodate a large family, and be a great place to entertain and of course, fundraise!
It’s hard to imagine the home is 50 years old, but that is the beauty of a Georgian Colonial ranch — they don’t age. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home with raised ceilings also has a sauna, a home gym, a screened-in porch with a hot tub off the master suite, a 720-square-foot cabana/art studio, and another 720-square-foot guest quarters above the cabana. Terrific parking options include an over-sized, three-car garage with secure motor court and a large circle drive in front of the home.
There is one feature you’ll have to get Streiff and listing partner Jason Bates to show you because you won’t believe it. The back of the property has a sports court and bleachers!
“This area is poised for growth,” Streiff said. “This an opportunity to get ahead of the curve. We have people coming to look at this home who have kids in Preston Hollow schools. They can’t find this sort of land and a house this expansive over there for this price point.”
Streiff and Bates have this iconic Georgian Colonial ranch listed for only $975,000, so you can see that you’d better get to the open house fast!
Open House: Sunday, Feb.17, 1 to 3 p.m.
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. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and Tudor and Midcentury Modern homes, and any house designed by Clifford Hutsell knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com