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.
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:
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
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
Copper Gutters, Downspouts & Chimney Caps
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
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
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
Custom Draperies – Pierre Deux, Cowtan and Tout, Sandersen, Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House and Pierre Frey
If You Go
Address: 4906 Park Lane, Dallas
- 10am to 5pm Saturday Nov. 9
- 10am to 5pm, Sunday Nov. 10
- 10am to 4pm Monday, Nov. 11
- 10am to 4pm Tuesday, Nov. 12