Purchase Lee Trevino’s Lusterweibchen Chandelier and More From Home Before Its Bulldozed

The Lee Trevino estate that we’ve written so much about in the past will soon be history, as the new owners are bulldozing it to start anew and have brought in Highland Park Market Fine Estate Sales and Pre-Demolition Sales for a series of pre-demo sales. The first pre-demo sale took place a few weeks ago and the next round continues this weekend from 10 a.m. Saturday through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

For years we’ve been telling you about golfing legend Lee Trevino’s super-secret $13 million home in Preston Hollow. Back in October 2014, Candy was practically falling out of her seat to tell readers who owned the magnificent listing that’d just gone up by Briggs Freeman International Sotheby’s, but Lee Trevino, and his wife Claudia, were absolutely set on keeping their anonymity during the sale. Once the Wall Street Journal spilled the beans though, Candy and Karen Eubank wrote in glorious detail the many wonders of that Park Lane home, including this room-by-room account of the home’s outstanding architecture and decor.

The home, which has been on and off the market for years, finally sold in May 2019.  Highland Park Market began selling off the hundreds of fixtures, appliances, and salvageable elements of the home before it’ll be razed. You won’t find any golf memorabilia, but rather high-quality appliances, doors, windows, garden, and interiors that you can pick up for an absolute steal.

We’ve selected a few of our favorites and most unique pieces here. Unfortunately, we don’t have prices for most of these items and you have to attend the sale in person to purchase, but that’s all part of the treasure hunt.

 

Unique Finds

This antique Lusterweibchen Chandelier stands out as a work of art, really. I found a similar 19th century carved polychrome Lusterweibchen chandelier from Dallas-based Country French Interiors for sale on Chairish.com for $5,300. A more ornate Lusterweibchen, which in German translates to”Little Chandelier Woman,” is listed on 1stdibs.com for nearly $12k. The chandeliers consist of antlers or iron arms arranged horizontally with a female half-figure placed at one end. The figures range from mermaids, guilds, or modern noble ladies and the antlers used were typically those of deer or elk.

This pair of imported French cast iron Medusa Planters, listed as ranging from $300 to $800 each, would be amazing for the garden. In Greek mythology, Medusa was a female monster with long flowing hair made of snakes. Imagine how these cast iron planters would look with some potato vines flowing down as hair for these twin Medusas. The fact that these are cast iron make these particularly rich in character. Imported cast iron planters range from $500 to $5,500 on 1stdibs, but they’re much less ornate than these at Trevino’s estate.

This Portuguese custom tile backsplash is set above the Viking Professional gas stovetop for sale, a bargain itself for $6,000. This tile mural of checkboard patterns of flowers and animals was likely hand-painted by Portuguese artisans in a blue and yellow color palate. I’m not an expert at tilework or how to remove the mural intact, but a professional can help you export this tile art from Trevino’s house to your own.

Have a green or blue palate in your bath? These single-ended clawfoot tubs with copper faucets fit the bill for the perfect mix of glamor and relaxation. When freestanding clawfoot tubs originated in the 19th century, the typically five-foot-long tubs were built of cast iron and lined with porcelain for excellent heat retention. You can try dating the tub by looking for a stamp on the bottom of the tub, though it varies.

 

Complete listing from Highland Park Market’s pre-demo sale:

Appliances

48″ Viking Dual Fuel Commercial Range & Vent Hood – 6 Burners, Griddle & Ovens

48″ Wolf Dual Fuel Commercial Range – 6 Burners, Griddle & 2 Ovens

Asko Washer & Dryer

Two Dishwashers

Complete Pool House Kitchen Includes Painted Wood Cabinets with Inset Doors & Drawers, Countertops, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Farmhouse Sink, Electric Solid Surface Cooktop, Single Wall Oven & Built-In Microwave — $8,000 for All!

DCS Built In Stainless Steel Grill

Onan 3 Phase Gas Generator with Transfer Switch

 

Doors and Windows

Oversized Pool House French Doors with Cottage Style Transoms ($7,500 for all 3 sets)

Interior Doors ($150 for singles)

French Style Pocket Doors ($600-$800)

Exterior Single French Door ($600 – $800)

Garage Doors with Openers = Singles & Doubles – $300 to $500 each

Iron Entry Gates

Pella Casement Windows – some are stationery – $100 – $800 per window/ multiple window set

 

Exteriors

Copper Gutters, Downspouts & Chimney Caps

Slate Roof

 

Garden

Imported Planters $300 – $800 each (shown above)

Patio Paving ($5/sq. ft.)

Patio Stairs ($10/sq. ft)

Large Flagstone Slabs (Oversized) ($10/sq. ft.)

Capstones $100 each

Stone Walls & Stairs

Cast Stone Well

 

Interiors

Blue & White Transferware Powder Room Sink & Faucet

Fabulous Scraped Walnut Flooring (3″, 5″ & 7″ widths) – $5/sq. ft.

Walnut Paneling & Stairs

Antique French Mantel

Seamless Shower Doors & Shower Sets

Herbeau & Lille Faucets & Sinks

Claw Foot Tubs & Copper Faucets (shown above)

Toilets & Bidets

Laundry Room Cabinetry, Counters, Sink & Faucet

 

Lighting

Hand Blown Georgian Bell Jar Lanterns, Oversized Multi-Tiered, Iron, French Bronze Dore’, Copper Lanterns, Iron Lanterns, Carved Wood and more!

Lusterweibchen Chandelier (shown above)

French Copper Lanterns

 

Textiles

Custom Draperies – Pierre Deux, Cowtan and Tout, Sandersen, Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House and Pierre Frey

 

If You Go

Address: 4906 Park Lane, Dallas

Sale Dates:

  • 10am to 5pm Saturday Nov. 9
  • 10am to 5pm, Sunday Nov. 10
  • 10am to 4pm Monday, Nov. 11
  • 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Nov. 12

Presented by Highland Park Market Fine Estate Sale sand Pre-Demolition Sales

4 Comment

  • This breaks my heart. The house is wonderful and filled with character and detail. Now someone will construct another boring white box. Yawn . Another nail in the coffin of the architectural heritage of our city

  • criminal to destroy such a lovely home

  • This is so sad, it’s a beautiful and wonderful home. That entire once charming neighborhood is beginning to look like white prisons in Berlin.

  • While I’m certainly NOT condoning the tearing down of these gorgeous older homes, with all due respect to the new owners (who I do not know), the Trevino home is in a flood plain and the new home that will be built will be closer to the street and, more importantly, out of the flood plain. In retrospect, it’s unfortunate that the home that’s currently there was built in the floor plain, otherwise it might have been saved from the wrecking ball. I guess our only hope at this point in time is that the new owners build something that’s architecturally pleasing.