Preston Hollow Estate

Photos: Jason Anderson with JA2Photography

This Preston Hollow estate looks exactly like what I imagine Prince William and Kate would choose if they moved to Dallas. It has all the beauty and elegance of a modern-day castle while remaining family friendly.

That’s a hard combination to get right, but builder Joe Kain always gets it right. Kain was brought on board to renovate, update and enlarge 5424 Edlen Drive several years ago. He’s known for his state-of-the-art design and execution, so I’m not surprised that it turned out to be exquisite. If you’ll remember he built 40 Braewood Place, a completely different kind of knock-your-socks- off home.

The estate was originally built in 1992 and had an entirely different look. In 2007 Kain took it from a Texas farmhouse to the present day modern castle. The foundation was in great shape, so he took the center down to the studs keeping 3,000 square feet and added another 6,104, which means there are now 9,104 square feet to love. So, it essentially became a brand new custom home.

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You'll Love This Forest Hills Cutie in Casa Linda on Over One-Third of an Acre | CandysDirt.com

Located near Garland Road and North Buckner Boulevard in Casa Linda, the home at 9207 Forest Hills Blvd. sits on a 0.39-acre corner lot and is cute as can be. This is our Thursday Three Hundred and it’s recently updated and walking distance to the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake. Fabulous! 

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,672 square feet on one story, built in 1950.

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Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a modern luxury mansion in University Park, designed by award-winning commercial architect Edwin Brantley Smith. Created for his family, 3412 Wentwood Drive was one of the first cutting-edge, modern homes in the Park Cities. (more…)

Do you look at Walnut Place’s paltry 25 acres and $48.9 million price tag in the same way I look at a tent and sleeping bag?  Do you find having a home in the same county as your garage off-putting? Was the Waggoner Ranch a little too close to Oklahoma?  Well, listen up.

The $250 million Sandow Lakes Ranch is located about an hour from Austin and pretty much dead-east of Georgetown. I say “about” and “pretty much” because at 33,777 acres, it’s hard to be precise.  No, that’s not a typo.  The ranch is 52.78 square miles. Slap a mortgage on that and your monthly nut might hit $1.8 million.

Find out more about his epic listing from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s own Australian-turned-Texan, Bernie Uechtritz, on SecondShelters.com.

 

If you have not been living under a rock, you’ll know Daria Drive is home to former President George W. Bush. He’ll be your neighbor if you buy this fabulous French country estate at 10111 Daria Drive. It’s also the safest street in Dallas. The Secret Service may be there to protect the former president, but you can bet they look out for the neighbors. We have it on good authority that Mr. Bush kept an eye on the progress when this 7,031-square-foot custom home was being built. And no, we can’t reveal who told us. Oh, and Andy Beal is still just across the back fence.

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Los Arboles

If you love the privacy and security afforded by a gated community you’d be hard pressed to find anything that comes close to this Rogers-Ford masterpiece at 3 Robledo Drive in the Los Arboles neighborhood. (more…)

 

Character — it’s what is missing in so many homes today. Sure, we love Agreeable Gray walls with white trim. You cannot go wrong with those choices, but if you want to create a bit of character, color helps.  When we spotted this Preston Hollow family compound at 5134 Kelsey Road with some bold color statements, we were smitten. After all, when you’re trying to sell a house, you want potential buyers to remember it, and they will remember this one. It’s not only filled with character and color, but it’s  also tasteful, stylish, completely updated, and move-in ready. Even at $2.65 million, we see this one moving fast. (more…)

Kessler Park Tudor

If you’re in the market for a Kessler Park Tudor with a backyard that has no less than five areas for entertaining, stop reading and call Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Jenni Stolarski immediately. This is one hot property, and mark my words — it will be pending by next week.

It’s always a challenge to bring you move-in ready properties, especially under a million dollars. And when we find them, they go fast.

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