Yet another Dallas home is headed for the auction block, as the incredible Les Jardins estate designed by Anton F. Korn Jr. is slated to be sold to the highest bidder on April 24. The estate, listed by Keith Conlon of the Mathews-Nichols group at Allie Beth Allman, will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions of New York.
This home is an incredible meld of old and new, set in a private, garden-like curve of Turtle Creek. Initially listed for $4.25 million, this home will be auctioned with no reserve.
Of course, we hope that this auction goes off without a hitch unlike the failed closing of Austin’s Casa Santuario, in which owner Kimberly Granger allegedly chose to no-show, according to the Austin Business Journal. Concierge is now suing Granger for lost commission and damages.
Let’s not let that spoil this incredible home, which has four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, more than 6,300 square feet, and is a veritable jewel box of details that the discerning buyer will appreciate. Originally built in 1925, the home is one of the most sterling examples of English Tudor architecture from Korn, who designed several mansions in Highland Park, most notably the 1917 estate of Hugh Prather at 4700 Preston Road, one of the town’s founders. Now owned by Harlan Crow, the home received historic designation by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.
But 3808 Turtle Creek is a bird of another feather, but just as beautiful. This home has been extensively updated with several amenities that luxury homebuyers demand and some they didn’t even know they couldn’t live without. But the transition between new and old is seamless, with stained glass windows shedding dappled light on the library, and outside which you can see the tall buildings of Uptown rise beyond the brick walls of the estate.
In the kitchen you’ll find marble counters and backsplash, a huge island, an immense stainless steel range with double ovens, and pristine cabinetry. The bright and modern accommodations are only juxtaposed with the exposed beams, showing the home’s history and age amid the luxurious materials and open design. In the dining areas and throughout the home, the crystal chandeliers and stained glass pendant lights shine like gemstones.
The master is immense and features a lofty ceiling with an exposed bowstring truss. I love that there was no attempt to cover that architectural element, which gives the room a modern-industrial feel, quite the antithesis of the carved wood fireplace. The master bath is luxurious with a generous soaking tub and free-standing shower. There’s tons of storage, too, which you’ll need for all the towels and robes you’ll do while you basically live in here for four hours out of the day because you can.
The home has three living areas, two dining areas, three fireplaces, and an incredible pool. The estate overlooks Turtle Creek, a sought-after location and a tributary upon which you’ll find even more incredible architecture such as Robert Edsel’s incredible Turtle Creek estate Bellosguardo.
While this home may not have a blue-tiled roof, it does have a gorgeous conservatory that looks like it would be heaven during winter. You’ll also love the deck, which is poised upon a porte cochere. I wonder what the views at night look like from that vantage!
This is an incredible estate and a unique opportunity! I can’t wait to see what happens at auction on April 24!