Sophisticated Old Preston Hollow Custom Mediterranean Reduced $655K | CandysDirt.com

This custom California Mediterranean in Old Preston is ahhh-mazing, with every space creating a huge wow factor.

Old Preston Hollow is the honeypot of Dallas real estate and I’ve fallen for a brand new custom California Mediterranean sitting on over 1 acre of this coveted dirt. 

The home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is simply spectacular — 13,000 square feet, perfect flow for entertaining, the absolute best quality finish-out, and timeless architectural design by Lloyd Lumpkins. It has six bedrooms, including dual masters, eight full bathrooms, three half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas on two stories.  

Oh, and by the way, it just got reduced $655,000 from its original list price! 

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

She’s not exaggerating — everything is stately and inspired at this Old Preston Hollow manse. There’s an open house this Sunday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., where you can experience it yourself. Let’s get a sneak peek.

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Mediterranean Spanish Revival

This Mediterranean Spanish revival in Old Preston Hollow is a just-completed custom home with grand spaces and luxe amenities.

You’ll find something new in Old Preston Hollow with a freshly completed Mediterranean Spanish revival with a posh address.

Just completed in December 2016, the sprawling home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is one surprising space after another in its 13,000 square feet. Sitting on just over one acre with dual gated entries, it was designed by architect Lloyd Lumpkins, who has a reputation for unsurpassed quality and echoes of eclectic European architecture in his work.

Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Inwood Road, it’s in a coveted part of Old Preston Hollow, an area named for its wooded areas with creeks and hollows. Today, arching shade trees and proximity to the Bachman Branch creek keeps that sense of natural beauty.

This manse has six bedrooms, two of which are dual masters; eight full bathrooms; three half baths; and a library.

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

Don’t miss the open house this Sunday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek!

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I am not going to tell you how much this home at 9100 Guernsey is listed for — because my lawyer has not yet drafted any releases to cover reader heart attacks. (Well, I guess you can always look it up.) This masterpiece is about as close to owning a Frank Lloyd Wright design in Dallas that you can get without actually BUYING the Frank Lloyd Wright home a few streets over on Rockbrook, which is owned by Michael and Elysiann Bishop and $10 million. It was designed by Wright’s protege John Rattenbury, who designed Life Magazine’s House of the Year in 1997. Rattenbury, of course, studied under Wright at Taliesen West, and was Wright’s apprentice and senior architect. But here’s the beauty of this home: it was built in 1992. The Bishop’s home was built in 1954 and as gorgeous as it is, honestly, there are always headaches associated with a home that age. I mean, that’s almost as old as I am and I certainly create MANY headaches.

So you get this exquisite, pure Wright sensibility right down to the stainless steel counters in the kitchen. But you still get new — the soaking, marble-surround tub in the master, the flowing floorplan, all immediately from the front door entryway with large planter box and skylights. The living room has floor-to-ceiling glass viewing the wooded grounds. The kitchen is decked like nothing Wright could have imagined, with Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, and is open to the living room and dining room. Of course you view the graceful pool and grounds from every window. The master has a raised ceiling, sliding-glass doors that open to a terrace, a fireplace, a wet bar and built-in cabinetry. The master bath is very updated, opens to a private courtyard. You get a study with walls of bookshelves, a fireplace and more glass. In true mid-century fashion, three secondary bedrooms offer generous natural light and ample built-ins. What I particularly like about this house is the size — just right by 2011 standards: 4121 square feet is perfect, located on 1.1 acres on a wooded, thickly treed cul de sac skirting the estate area of Bluffview.

So all that — architecturally significant, beautifully maintained (full disclosure, I know the owners and they are as OCD as they come) and stunning. The interiors are by Rattenbury’s wife, Kay, who lived and studies with the Wrights since she was 14. Land. Trees. Water. This home was originally listed for $1.9 back in January but has been reduced to — $1,499,000.

Anyone want to buy my house? Because this is a deal.

Update: The house backs up to Northwest Highway, and needs a fence and some evergreens as border — piece of cake. This does not bather me in the least. We lived a block from the Dallas North Tollway for ten years and I learned to love the urban noise. Does this bother anyone?