Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest French-inspired home of them all? In Dallas, it’s this Preston Hollow stunner. Looking at this fabulous abode, it seems like horses and carriages should be lining up to drop off guests in sparkly dresses and penguin suits. The romantic architecture and immaculately landscaped shrubbery transport you to Paris or Provence, minus the smell of fresh baguettes, but a quick drive to Central Market will surely take care of that.
Clocking in at 7,990-square-feet, no lavish detail is too small at this chateau. Its stately rock and stone façade was designed to impress, and certainly succeeds in that. Right inside, a 20-foot marble foyer and curved staircase make you feel as if you’ve stepped into Gatsby’s mansion.
The four-bedroom, four-full-and-three-half-bathroom house surrounds you with splendor. Herringbone hardwood floors, silver leaf barrel ceilings, and wall-to-wall French doors are just the tip the luxury iceberg at this corner-lot sanctuary. The crème de le crème of the residence might be the $200,000 renovated kitchen, complete with Miele appliances and a show-stopping two-sided fireplace that abuts the great room.
Other swoon-worthy spaces include the master suite’s marble bath, a dramatic library-study perfect for reading and whiskey tasting, and spacious butler’s work rooms where caterers can work their magic. While the home exudes majesty, it is not stuffy in the least. Huge living areas have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that make you want to stay and linger for ages. The media room and 30-foot game room are also fun perks that will quickly become favorites, especially if you’re a sports fans or movie buff. Once you watch something in a plush movie-theater seat in your own home, there’s really no going back.
Bring the party outside, where entertaining is oh-so effortless. A large covered loggia with stone pillars holds a fireplace, a dining and living area, and a grilling station with a vibrant tile backsplash. Make a gourmet cheese plate, sip some wine, then close your eyes and you can practically hear the sound of French music in the square.
Get in touch with listing agent Clarke Landry to tour this exquisite property at 6507 Lakehurst. Ms. Landry can be reached at 214.316.7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.