Perched on a sprawling 1.57-acre lot above the shores of White Rock Lake sits this off-market offering you have to see to believe. The spirit of Tuscany is alive and well inside this stunning Mediterranean, where you can’t escape waterfront views even if you try, and why would you? Take in the natural beauty of the area from every vantage point, whether you’re basking by the pool or nestled next to the immaculate, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
As we all know, a house is only as good as its smallest details, and builder Charles Travis made sure each one was absolutely pristine. With superb attention to light, water, and natural materials, there’s a lot to love about this lakefront stunner. Its expertly scaled interiors are warm, inviting and picture-perfect for both everyday life and the most formal of parties.
You may even wonder if you’ve temporarily left Dallas and jaunted to the Mediterranean as you pass through spaces filled with Spanish Colonial fixtures, reclaimed pine floors, massive timber touches, and lovely arches. There’s a sense of intimacy often absent in more formal estates, but here even the largest living areas feel relaxed and comfortable.
If you’re still not convinced of this home’s European pizazz, wait until you hear about the grand entrance. Embrace your inner Royal when you enter the estate via a footbridge over a running creek and pass through heavy iron gates into a spectacular courtyard with a central fountain. Oh, and that’s not all. A huge arched loggia leads to the soaring entry, where lake views impress immediately. Your guests will feel as if they’re getting a treat each time they come by, but that glorious experience will be your everyday delight.
With gorgeous grounds, spacious rooms, and timeless style, it’s tough to find a fault in this property although you may try in order to avoid falling in love with it, but that’s nearly impossible. There’s even a cave-like wine cellar, tasting room and casual entertaining room in the downstairs sanctuary— it’s far too luxurious to call a basement. Grab a drink and chill out in the nearby home theatre. Or, turn up the heat in the home’s huge exercise room then reward yourself with a fantastic steam shower right next door.
Offering six bedroom suites that each boast a private bathroom, plus four half baths and a lovely separate guesthouse, this elegant manor is the perfect size in the perfect location. You’ll never tire of watching white sails dance against the blue water in the late afternoon. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
To tour the home, get in touch with listing agent Susan Baldwin at 214-763-1591.