Preston Hollow Prize Behind The Pink Wall Hits Market For $599,900

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Stop what you’re doing. We have the scoop on a George Dahl masterpiece in Preston Hollow! The Imperial House epitomizes Hollywood Regency design at its best, with rare and elegant offerings that don’t sit on the market long. This property has panache, attracting past residents ranging from Elvis to Frank Sinatra to a current WFAA-TV anchor! And now, you too, could be among the select few to own a slice of Imperial House history.

Ged Dipprey and Emily Ray-Porter with Dave Perry-Miller InTown just listed a lovingly restored first-floor condo you have to see to believe.

Preston Hollow Perfection

“When co-listing agent, Emily Ray-Porter and I arrived at this one-of-a-kind unit ‘Behind the Pink Wall’ we were simply floored with how much this unit lives like a single-family home, and with so little maintenance,” said Dipprey. “The flow is fantastic with spacious formals. And there is certainly no shortage of storage, including a separate storage unit!”

Timeless, High-End Design

Living at The Imperial House also means having access to two crystal blue pools and lavish common areas landscaped to perfection. The security is among the best in Dallas. HOA dues of $962 a month include utilities and total exterior maintenance, which is the best Behind the Pink Wall.

Imperial House is built of the same white NorthPark Center brick Dahl used on the famous shopping mall, which is incredibly close by. Since most Imperial House residents simply walk across Northwest Highway to the vast world of eateries and shopping of Preston Center, you can elect to park your vehicles in the two-car garage conveniently located just steps from the home’s back entry.

However, you may never want to leave home once you set eyes on these luxurious features. Among these are white oak wood floors, genuine parquet, Bertazzoni appliances, and gorgeous crown moldings.

Built To Entertain

Even better, the two-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom condo completely lives like a single-family home. With a gracious 2,006 square feet, it’s perfect for entertaining. Your guests will enter a beautiful double-doored entry and marble foyer with fountain. And on this unit, no expense was spared on the finish-out! This includes Sherle Waggoner original cast brass hardware and fabulous John Redding wallcoverings in the powder room. We also love the ambient up-lighting in the formal dining. Bath and kitchen hardware is by Newport Brass. The master bath was completely gutted to the studs with new plumbing lines added and a deep soaking tub plus huge shower. Imperial House boasts some of the most beautiful book-ended marble in the city, but the owner literally coated this bathroom with a new line of sleek Grecian marble. All commodes are skirted. He added a new laundry closet for double-stack units, and every inch of wall has a level five museum finish.

Ideal For Empty-Nesters And Down-Sizers

“This first-floor unit is ideal for the empty-nester or the buyer looking to downsize without compromise,” Dipprey adds. “It offers a simple elegance with a gentle nod to its 60s glamorous past. For instance, the original signature brass hardware blends seamlessly with the home’s Schonbek crystal chandelier, the Newport Brass and the custom touches throughout the development: even the handrails on the stairs up to a huge storage space are custom made.

It’s no wonder this George Dahl-designed masterpiece attracted the Hollywood greats of the time and remains a true legend to this day for the most discriminating buyers. We predict this home won’t remain on the market for very long.

Ged Dipprey and Emily Ray-Porter with Dave Perry-Miller InTown have listed 6146 Averill Way for $599,900. Open house is Sunday afternoon, 2 to 4 p.m. Easy access from the Dallas North Tollway or Central Expressway to Averill Way, one block north of Northwest Highway at Preston Road.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at

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