Robert Elliott’s Classic French Mansion in Bluffview is on the Market

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“It’s perfect now, so it’s time to move!” That’s what Ty Vaughn of Robert Elliott’s The Associates Realty told me when I asked him why Elliott, a sought-after custom home builder, was selling his fabulous classic French mansion in Bluffview. I’ve interviewed dozens of custom home builders over the years, and the story never changes. They build a flawless home, live in it for a few years, and sell. It’s because there is always a new dream in their head.

Elliott, a Approved Builder, truly outdid himself with this classic French mansion at 4047 Cochran Chapel Road. Turning to Lloyd Lumpkins, principal of L.Lumpkins Architects, was the first step in ensuring the creation of a magnificent home that would stand the test of time. Lumpkins is one the top luxury residential architects in the country and has designed many of the most beautiful homes in Dallas.

At 12,029 square feet with seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three powder baths, it’s a fantastic family home in the heart of the original Cochran Homestead. And with 2.36 acres, a gym, a well (yes, a well!), a sports court, a putting green, and a pool that rivals those at the best resorts, I want to know what’s inside Elliott’s head for the next house. I’m sure in a few years we’ll find out, but let’s remember what I always preach: If you can buy the personal home of a builder, run as fast as you can to your banker and purchase it because you cannot ever get better quality.

The photos of this beautiful, classic French mansion speak for themselves. This house obviously has it all, from Control 4 smart home features to the most incredible high-end finish out you’ll find anywhere in town. But, I’m going to let you know what puts this fabulous classic French mansion in a league of its own.

This area of Bluffview is practically hidden from view.

“You go through the gates to the property, and you feel like you’ve entered into a world of privacy and security,” Vaughn said. “All the homes are set back from the road 200 to 300 feet. It’s like you are not in the city anymore, and that alone has tremendous appeal to buyers.”

Vaughn hit the proverbial nail on the head. It’s getting harder and harder to find centrally located properties with this kind of land and privacy.

One of the inspired features of this classic French mansion is the four-car garage that opens to the pool and the sports court. It’s air-conditioned and heated so you can move out the cars and have another huge entertaining space.

“One of the coolest things about this property that Robert has enjoyed is leaving the front yard open to the house next door, where one of his good friends lives,” Vaughn said. “They each have almost two and a half acres, so their kids play soccer, and they host games and parties together.”

I’ll let you in on one of my all-time favorite features. There is a secret passageway inside the house, but you’ll have to get Vaughn to show it to you!

All of this for only $6.295 million! When you think about California prices, this classic French mansion is a deal, folks!

Ty Vaughn with The Associates Realty has listed 4047 Cochran Chapel Road for $6.295 million.

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


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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