If you find your mind drifting off to the French countryside—where wine, cheese, and picturesque landscapes abound—then this spectacular home in Highland Park is just right for you. Offering all that and more in one of Dallas’s most coveted locations, this French-inspired abode looks out onto Turtle Creek for an utterly serene and luxurious atmosphere you have to see to believe.
Designed by Robbie Fusch and built in 2000, this residence is forever dressed to impress. Oui oui, the home doesn’t just look French on the surface but is made up of authentic French materials. Loire limestone floors, salvaged from 300-year-old chateaus, and 18th-century tiles make this lavish home as close to a centuries-old French chateau as you can get in Texas. Jaws will drop as you show guests around the 8,022 square feet of sophisticated interiors, which are filled with beautiful design elements like wooden beamed ceilings, arched doorways, and ornate fireplaces.
Beyond offering five spacious bedrooms and five full and two half bathrooms, the stone stunner has tons of sprawling spaces for entertaining. Before guests even get in the door, you can wow them by serving delectable small bites on the front terrace. With river views and alluring lighting, this sumptuous outdoor space sets the tone for a dazzling evening.
Embrace the spirit of the home by cooking mussels or making crème brûlée in the gourmet kitchen as friends and family catch up in the huge great room. Flanked by walls of French doors that lead out to the rear garden and front terrace, this grand space shines with rustic style and breathtaking views. Relish in the cozy yet glamorous atmosphere, which is perfect for hosting the fanciest of parties or just reading a book on a sunny afternoon.
Pop some champagne at the wet bar then take guests outside where they will be transported to a delicate European courtyard. Manicured boxwood hedges, blue flagstone walkways, and gracious sculptures create a charming haven that looks as if Jane Austen characters should be roaming around with lace umbrellas.
This Highland Park home on a lovely half acre of land is one-of-a-kind, and with so much to offer, it surely won’t be on the market long. To tour it and feel the magic for yourself, contact listing agent Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates at 972-380-7750.