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What didn’t we love about 2006 Brazos, Sean Payton’s beautiful and opulent Vaquero mansion that hit the market in January of 2014. This incredible home really has it all, from a disco with a lighted dancefloor that you wouldn’t believe, a luxurious garage, and a master suite you’d never have to leave.

Five bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, an epic pool and patio with a luxurious loggia — you won’t miss a thing with this home. It was listed for almost $3.5 million in January.

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Hey You, we’re not in L.A. Baby. This will be the First Time you’ve thought to yourself “This is What I Go to School For — a mansion in Westlake’s exclusive Vaquero neighborhood owned by those sibling heartthrobs, the Jonas Brothers.”

That’s what I thought, and it’s Got Me Going Crazy.

We couldn’t Take a Breath, so we had to Make it Right and tell you all that this amazing home will have you screaming “Hello Beautiful!” So we included this incredible estate in our countdown to the grand opening of the Ebby Halliday office in Southlake, which is tomorrow, not in the Year 3000.

The home that housed these heartthrobs in Vaquero is now on the market.

The home that housed these heartthrobs in Vaquero is now on the market.

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2006 Brazos exteriorWe are sure sorry that the New Orleans Saints won’t be slugging it out at the Superbowl in (freezing!) New York this year. But mark my word, buyers will be slugging it out to own the Westlake, Texas home of their coach, Sean Payton, and his estranged wife, Beth. 5006 Brazos just hit the market for an amazing $3,450,000. That is really not all that much for the stunning, huge, LOADED, estate nestled in the chi chi Vaquero Golf Club, on a Cul-du-sac lot with enormous trees. The home sports a more contemporary flare than most of the homes in the seriously gated, private community, with large windows, expansive views and something every parent of teenagers needs: a discotheque!

2006-Brazos-WestlakeYou may recall… back in February 2011 — Sean Payton got everyone all flustered thinking he was maybe trying to get closer to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys by moving to Vaquero Club in Westake. Vaquero is the number one home  to many PGA golfers, current and former Texas Rangers players and other celebrities and players. Payton, his wife Beth, and kiddos first hunkered down in the 8,554 square foot house owned by former Texas Rangers and current New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. Come early January, 2012, Sean and his wife bought 5006 Brazos. Smart move as this house had so many goodies, and what it didn’t have they added, from the private disco to the massive fireplace in the master bath, to the ladies’ vanity station with farmhouse sink that puts you in command central for grooming.

No offense to NOLA, but you would not find a house like this in Louisiana. No way Jose. Check out this slide show for detailed photos from the home’s last listing.

But now, Sean and Beth are calling it quits. And 5006 Brazos Court, their dream house,  is about to become someone else’s dream.

sean-and-beth-300x193The home is nestled into a cozy Vaquero cul de sac overlooking a pond. The kids can go fish whenever. The home has almost 7800 square feet. If you love those big, sprawling Farmer’s sinks, you have found your nirvana. Every single bathroom in this house has Farmer’s sinks that you usually only see in kitchens. Take note of the Master bath in that slide show: most gorgeous tile ever plus steam shower and a romantic rock fireplace. This home is loaded with interesting textures in every single room.

2006 Brazos dining room 2006 Brazos Living room 2006 Brazos Butlers 2006 Brazos family room 2006 Brazos kitchenBuilt in 2006, the home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and nearly 7,800 square feet of living space. There are stained concrete floors and walls, as well as a heavy use of wood paneling, marble and stone. Let me tell you: no expense was spared in the amenity department when this home was built. The place comes with a to-die for gourmet kitchen, a media room, an exercise room and a study. Biggest butler’s pantry I have seen. There is a second game room upstairs, with the now-famous disco off to the side. And when we say disco, we mean disco: Payton’s in-house game room, which goes full-on discotheque has a lighted dance floor, laser lights, fog machine and a full wet bar.Sean-Payton-House-Westlake-Texas-25

2006 Brazos loggia 2006 Brazos master study 2006 Brazos master 2006 Brazos master bath w fireplaceOutside, Coach Payton’s pad is pure summer time party fun headquarters: there’s an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a huge saltwater pool with a spa. Behind the pool is a full cabana, recessed into the terrain so it’s a swim-up bar.

Many expected the home to hit the market in 2012 after Payton filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years. However, Beth later filed a counter-petition for divorce that allowed her to designate the Westlake home as the primary residence of the couple’s children.

Payton was an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-05, where he must have developed his great taste in real estate. This is one of my favorite homes in North Texas, and I am totally stealing that master bath fireplace idea. Talk about warm towels! Also loving everything in their son’s room, from the footballs to the playing field rug boasting loudly, SAINTS! That’s a boys’ dream room, whether he’s 9 or 49!

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Listing agent is Vanessa Van Trease of Chateau Realty5006 Brazos pool 5006 Brazos cabana swim up bar 2006-Brazos-Westlake

2006 Brazos exteriorWe are sure sorry that the New Orleans Saints won’t be slugging it out at the Superbowl in (freezing!) New York this year. But mark my word, buyers will be slugging it out to own the Westlake, Texas home of their coach, Sean Payton, and his estranged wife, Beth. 5006 Brazos just hit the market for an amazing $3,450,000. That is really not all that much for the stunning, huge, LOADED, estate nestled in the chi chi Vaquero Golf Club, on a Cul-du-sac lot with enormous trees. The home sports a more contemporary flare than most of the homes in the seriously gated, private community, with large windows, expansive views and something every parent of teenagers needs: a discotheque!

2006-Brazos-WestlakeYou may recall… back in February 2011 — Sean Payton got everyone all flustered thinking he was maybe trying to get closer to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys by moving to Vaquero Club in Westake. Vaquero is the number one home  to many PGA golfers, current and former Texas Rangers players and other celebrities and players. Payton, his wife Beth, and kiddos first hunkered down in the 8,554 square foot house owned by former Texas Rangers and current New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. Come early January, 2012, Sean and his wife bought 5006 Brazos. Smart move as this house had so many goodies, and what it didn’t have they added, from the private disco to the massive fireplace in the master bath, to the ladies’ vanity station with farmhouse sink that puts you in command central for grooming.



No offense to NOLA, but you would not find a house like this in Louisiana. No way Jose. Check out this slide show for detailed photos from the home’s last listing.

But now, Sean and Beth are calling it quits. And 5006 Brazos Court, their dream house,  is about to become someone else’s dream.

sean-and-beth-300x193The home is nestled into a cozy Vaquero cul de sac overlooking a pond. The kids can go fish whenever. The home has almost 7800 square feet. If you love those big, sprawling Farmer’s sinks, you have found your nirvana. Every single bathroom in this house has Farmer’s sinks that you usually only see in kitchens. Take note of the Master bath in that slide show: most gorgeous tile ever plus steam shower and a romantic rock fireplace. This home is loaded with interesting textures in every single room.

2006 Brazos dining room 2006 Brazos Living room 2006 Brazos Butlers 2006 Brazos family room 2006 Brazos kitchenBuilt in 2006, the home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and nearly 7,800 square feet of living space. There are stained concrete floors and walls, as well as a heavy use of wood paneling, marble and stone. Let me tell you: no expense was spared in the amenity department when this home was built. The place comes with a to-die for gourmet kitchen, a media room, an exercise room and a study. Biggest butler’s pantry I have seen. There is a second game room upstairs, with the now-famous disco off to the side. And when we say disco, we mean disco: Payton’s in-house game room, which goes full-on discotheque has a lighted dance floor, laser lights, fog machine and a full wet bar.Sean-Payton-House-Westlake-Texas-25

2006 Brazos loggia 2006 Brazos master study 2006 Brazos master 2006 Brazos master bath w fireplaceOutside, Coach Payton’s pad is pure summer time party fun headquarters: there’s an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a huge saltwater pool with a spa. Behind the pool is a full cabana, recessed into the terrain so it’s a swim-up bar.

Many expected the home to hit the market in 2012 after Payton filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years. However, Beth later filed a counter-petition for divorce that allowed her to designate the Westlake home as the primary residence of the couple’s children.

Payton was an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-05, where he must have developed his great taste in real estate. This is one of my favorite homes in North Texas, and I am totally stealing that master bath fireplace idea. Talk about warm towels! Also loving everything in their son’s room, from the footballs to the playing field rug boasting loudly, SAINTS! That’s a boys’ dream room, whether he’s 9 or 49!

2006 Brazos master bath vanity 2006 Brazos stairwell 2006 Brazos boys room 2006 Brazos girs room 5006 Brazos media room 2006 Brazos work out room

Listing agent is Vanessa Van Trease of Chateau Realty5006 Brazos pool 5006 Brazos cabana swim up bar 2006-Brazos-Westlake

Sean Payton and fam are now officially imbedded in the Lone Star State and you know what that means: they are now card-carrying Texans! In early January, Sean and his wife bought a stunning 7,785 square foot home in a delicious part of Vaquero that is honestly one of the most beautiful homes I’ve seen out there, maybe anywhere. I mean, no offense NOLA, but you would not find a house like this in Louisiana. No way Jose. PLEASE check out this slide show for detailed photos.

2006 Brazos Court is nestled into a cozy Vaquero cul se sac overlooking a pond. The kids can go fish whenever. The home has 7785 square feet, was built in 2006 and features stunning contemporary interiors. Each bathroom has those generous Farmer’s sinks that you usually only see in kitchens, and take note of the Master bath in that slide show: most gorgeous tile ever plus steam shower and a romantic rock fireplace. I love this idea of using the Farmer’s sinks everywhere! (One of my design pet peeves is teeny tiny sinks that let water splash all over tarnation.)

The home has stained concrete floors as well as wood, marble and stone. The foyer has stacked stone walls and a 100 year old giant dark wood antique door, it’s like being in a rock church vestibule. There are five bedrooms, four and a half baths — guess they may need to add a few more according to my latest research — and three living areas. The home is also a Poster Child for green energy efficiency: That super duper insulated SIP foam construction that whittles utility bills to dollars a month even in August, tankless water heaters, thermo windows and highest SEER-rated utilities. And oh my the extras: outdoor kitchen, loggia, fire-pit, salt-water pool, play pool, media room, exercise room, study, and game room with that fabulous discotheque for the kids or maybe, adults? It has a lighted floor, mirrored ball, laser lights, a fog machine and probably a Bose sound system — not sure on that, but whatever brand it’s a killer that will make that game room rock like Carnegie Hall.

I’m a little confused over pricing. The original list price was $3.2 million, actually $3,195,000, but then it appears to have crept up to $3,450,000. Unusual in this market for a home to INCREASE it’s price after being on the market for a year. Z sale? Anyhoo, glad to welcome the Paytons to Texas. I hear they love living in Vaquero and tell friends it’s the most perfect place on the face of the earth. As I told you yesterday, they had been leasing Mark Teixeira’s house but did not renew the lease. No matter what the press has said about Mr. Payton’s coaching skills or style, this wipes the slate clean: he’s got great taste in homes and real estate. In my eyes, he’s a god!

 

 

It was about this time last year — well, February 2011 — that Sean Payton got everyone all flustered thinking he was maybe trying to get closer to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. Well, of course he wasn’t. He had other fish to fry. But Payton and his family did move to the uber exclusive Vaquero Club in Westake. As in the number one home  to many PGA golfers, current and former Texas Rangers players and other celebrities.  Payton, his wife Beth and kiddos hunkered down in the 8,554 square foot house owned by former Texas Rangers and current New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. Built in 2005, the house has been on the market since April 2009 with an original list price of $5,750,000.

Just so happens Teixeira’s pad is on the market again, just went on, in fact, Tuesday March 6 at a reduced price of $3,995,000. Wowzers. That’s almost TWO MILLION less than what Tex wanted back in 2009! Which is why we are thinking, geeze, maybe Sean’s heading back to NOLA to keep his team in line.

As for 2220 King Fisher, what a great deal for a great house! You get a rare 1.078 acre waterfront lot at gated, secure Vaquero (HOA dies $1950 twice a year), great traffic flow, spacious covered patio that unites to the living room, keeping room (where he should have put SOME PEOPLE in time out) and media room. The Master is totally out of control. It connects to the spa patio and then the wowzers master bath connects to a private Zen patio. The pool has two gas pots, and a separate patio around a large fire pit. There is a huge game room with bar and two-level office, a media room, five bedrooms, four and a half baths, 4 car garage on 1.078 of God’s green acres: what a steal!

Word from the Fort Worth Star Telegram that Glenn Beck has settled on a location for his media empire: The Studios at Las Colinas. Nice, but not too close to his home in Vaquero. I was in the posh gated community over the weekend and asked how the latest famous Vaquero resident was doing: pretty low key. I’m told neither he nor Tania have not been out and about that much. Maybe been too busy shopping for studio space. He withdrew his bid for his first choice of locations, yee old Gateway Church building in Southlake, for his radio and TV studio facilities. Would have been a lot closer. So Las Colinas will be the home of GBTV, with a soundstage that will hold 500 people.

Wowzers. Where will they all park?

Here’s some Dallas and Tarrant County Real estate news you may or may not like. Entertainer Glenn Beck may be on his way to Texas, to actually live here. And what better place for the controversial, former Fox radio and television host, author, entrepreneur, and political commentator who hosts the Glenn Beck Program, and  Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel,  author of six New York Times-bestselling books, and founder and CEO of Mercury Radio Arts, to settle than the tony, upscale, and uber private gated community of Vaquero smack dab next to D/FW Airport? Sources have told CandysDirt that Beck has leased the $3,900,000 listed home of Jorge & Vanessa Piedra (she is a Swarovski heiress as in the crystal, he is a major league ballplayer who’s had some “issues” and was last with the Florida Marlins). The home they are renting is at 2208 Vaquero Estates Boulevard. The Piedra home has been on the market since August, 2009, and originally listed for $5,400,000. The price was lowered to $3,900,000 and then put in the rental pool for $20,000 a month, which is actually more than the original lease offer of $15,000. It’s that kind of market, I guess, where you lower selling prices but can increase the monthly lease. In fact, as of 6/26 the behemoth home was for lease for just 59 days where it had been on the sales market for 351 days. Jeepers!

Anyhow, here is what Glenn and his wife, Tania, are getting: 7904 square feet, four car garage, almost two acres of land (1.7ish), a Hill Country styled house, La Cornue stove, master retreat with a relaxation room, study, steam shower, limestone, hardwoods, travertine, 7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, both sun and exercise rooms, a guest house with living, bedroom, bath, and of course a pool. And if he decides he likes it so much he wants to buy, seller financing is even available and Glenn, do get Vanessa to throw in some crystal. I’ll come negotiate for you!

Last April, Beck announced he would “transition off of his daily program” on Fox News. According to Bud Kennedy at the Fort Worth Star -Telegram, Beck told our governor Rick Perry that he might move to Texas and might even run for governor. I heard yesterday that Perry’s senior staff is SERIOUSLY exploring the presidential opportunity, seeking money, and perhaps Beck’s presence in Texas might help? Beck did joke with Perry about incentives for moving his 150-employee strong company, Mercury Radio Arts, to Texas:

“I’ll move my company to Texas, but I need you to give me zero income tax — do you see what I’m saying?”

So what can I say besides welcome to Texas, Glenn and Tania Beck?

What do you say?

2208 Vaquero Estates Boulevard

Editor’s note: Your daffy RE reporter here was in such a hurry to post, I clicked on the wrong listing — corrected now, thanks to my eagle-eyed commenters. Keep me on my toes!