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Photos: Dan Piassick Photography

Yes, this is the home with the blue-tiled roof. Wait until you see the gardens, smell the lavender, rose, and hydrangea. Actually, it’s listed for $15,900,000 with the capable Madeline Jobst at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, an Ebby Halliday Company. And it is one of the most significant homes in Dallas, a landmark estate owned (and restored) by one of our most well known and remarkable citizens, the man who has helped publicize stolen cultural artifacts and art confiscated and hoarded during World War II by Adolph Hitler, his henchmen, and various soldiers.

The owner is Robert Edsel. You may know him as a Dallas horizontal drilling technology pioneer turned prolific writer who has also became well-known for helping hunt down those artifacts and art from World War II. He has produced one documentary on the preservation efforts, The Rape of Europa, and written several books. Edsel’s first book, Rescuing DaVinci,  details the many soldiers who helped save art in the chaotic days following World War II and the liberation of Germany. He also wrote The Monuments Men, and his third book, Saving Italy, released May 1, details the artifacts in Italy and how they were saved.  The stories will be adapted into a new movie to be released late this year. That movie will be directed by and and star none other than George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and John Goodman. If I could buy my ticket now, I would!

I had a chance to tour the 6717 square foot home last week, and I am still in awe. It is amazing, and a property I cannot write about from just one quick trip. Every molecule is perfect and embodied with excruciating detail, from the perfectly curved round toe molding pieces to the closets to the sight line visuals and artistic surprises he unearthed in the restoration of the home. I got the feeling that in Bellosguardo, as 3828 Turtle Creek is called, Edsel was also unearthing and excavating treasures, this time architectural. So I have a date with the interior architect who helped Robert, Ike Isenhour, to take you on a detailed, room-by-room trip. Ike curated the architectural renovation and decoration of the project, a process that took years.3828 Turtle Creek pool 3828 Turtle Creek pool long

Meantime, feast your eyes and know the basic deets: three bedrooms, four baths and two half baths. A living room with a twenty five foot high beamed ceiling, a fantastic dining room-library combination  — perfection for those of us who read when they dine alone at home — a den/study, gym, 1500 bottle wine cellar, spa, unbelievable master suite and bathrooms with a private terrace off the master with a wood-burning fireplace and incredible views of the Bisazza glass mosaic tiled saltwater pool, the incredible gardens that were so fragrantly pungent I thought I was wearing perfume hours after I left, and of course, the banks of Turtle Creek which this home, circa 1926, graces.

 

3828 Turtle Creek ext

Photos: Dan Piassick Photography

Yes, this is the home with the blue-tiled roof. Wait until you see the gardens, smell the lavender, rose, and hydrangea. Actually, it’s listed for $15,900,000 with the capable Madeline Jobst at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, an Ebby Halliday Company. And it is one of the most significant homes in Dallas, a landmark estate owned (and restored) by one of our most well known and remarkable citizens, the man who has helped publicize stolen cultural artifacts and art confiscated and hoarded during World War II by Adolph Hitler, his henchmen, and various soldiers.



The owner is Robert Edsel. You may know him as a Dallas horizontal drilling technology pioneer turned prolific writer who has also became well-known for helping hunt down those artifacts and art from World War II. He has produced one documentary on the preservation efforts, The Rape of Europa, and written several books. Edsel’s first book, Rescuing DaVinci,  details the many soldiers who helped save art in the chaotic days following World War II and the liberation of Germany. He also wrote The Monuments Men, and his third book, Saving Italy, released May 1, details the artifacts in Italy and how they were saved.  The stories will be adapted into a new movie to be released late this year. That movie will be directed by and and star none other than George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and John Goodman. If I could buy my ticket now, I would!

I had a chance to tour the 6717 square foot home last week, and I am still in awe. It is amazing, and a property I cannot write about from just one quick trip. Every molecule is perfect and embodied with excruciating detail, from the perfectly curved round toe molding pieces to the closets to the sight line visuals and artistic surprises he unearthed in the restoration of the home. I got the feeling that in Bellosguardo, as 3828 Turtle Creek is called, Edsel was also unearthing and excavating treasures, this time architectural. So I have a date with the interior architect who helped Robert, Ike Isenhour, to take you on a detailed, room-by-room trip. Ike curated the architectural renovation and decoration of the project, a process that took years.3828 Turtle Creek pool 3828 Turtle Creek pool long

Meantime, feast your eyes and know the basic deets: three bedrooms, four baths and two half baths. A living room with a twenty five foot high beamed ceiling, a fantastic dining room-library combination  — perfection for those of us who read when they dine alone at home — a den/study, gym, 1500 bottle wine cellar, spa, unbelievable master suite and bathrooms with a private terrace off the master with a wood-burning fireplace and incredible views of the Bisazza glass mosaic tiled saltwater pool, the incredible gardens that were so fragrantly pungent I thought I was wearing perfume hours after I left, and of course, the banks of Turtle Creek which this home, circa 1926, graces.

 

Julie Provenzano (left) with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is the featured real estate expert September 24th on HGTV’s show Real Estate Intervention.

Julie Provenzano knows Dallas like the back of her hand. Not surprisingly, the star Dave Perry-Miller & Associates agent and Preston Hollow resident was tapped as a featured real estate expert for HGTV’s Real Estate Intervention. The first airing of the show was Sept. 10, and you can see Provenzano on the next episode, which hits small screens at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24.

“Julie’s ability to educate both buyers and sellers on changing market conditions and optimal staging techniques, coupled with her direct negotiating style, has consistently delivered results that put her in the top tier of Dallas realtors,” said Lee Thomas, manager of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates Park Cities office. “It came as no surprise her talents would come across so well on Real Estate Intervention.”

The show is primarily focused on handing out reality checks to homeowners who are trying to sell their homes. With the help of an interior designer, hosts and experts advise sellers on what to do to their properties in order to score the highest price possible.

In the Sept. 24 episode, Julie recruits home stager and designer Cora Sue Anthony to whip a home into shape for a very brisk market. The homeowners, who have had their house on the market for 3 years, haven’t had much in the way of traffic or serious offers. With Provenzano and Anthony’s help, that’s all about to change.

“Working with HGTV was a tremendous opportunity and a true highlight of my career,” Provenzano said. “Real Estate Intervention centers on real-life issues that I deal with on a daily basis with people trying to sell their homes. I think the show gives viewers great insight into the business of selling and what they need to consider to get top dollar.”

I know it looks petite and unassuming from the front, but inside 4423 N. Hall St. is a spacious, elegant home with a huge garage loft, too!

When most people are looking for a home, income property doesn’t often cross into their radar. You’re looking for someplace to live, right? Not someplace for you to live and another spot to rent out to someone. This home, though, in Perry Heights, is the best of both worlds.

With more than 3,000 square feet, this Tudor (That’s right! Another Tudor! TUDOR, TUDOR, TUDOR!) marketed by Christine McKenny of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has room to spare and doesn’t feel cloistered. The living spaces are gorgeous, too, and really showcase the wonderful details that have been maintained in this 1927 home even though it’s been fully updated.

You get beautiful built-ins and a gorgeous fireplace in the living room, which feels almost like a completely separate part of the house it’s so intimate!

The kitchen and den, that’s the real showstopper in this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home. Of course, you get stainless and beautiful custom cabinets. It’s the eat-in breakfast bar that sits opposite of the den that makes the whole room feel open and relaxed, like a great place for the family to hang out and cook dinner.

The master bedroom, which is quite sizable, has a very cute bathroom. The double vanity, which is just perfect, sits between the tub and the standing shower, which has a peek-a-boo window where, if you’re taking a shower and your husband is sitting on the pot, you could totally have a conversation! (This has to be a bonus, right?)

The upstairs has even more built-ins on the landing, and three bedrooms, one of which would make a great office for a work-at-home professional.

Now, you’re wondering where the income property is, right? It’s above the garage, remember? It’s a studio-type loft with its own full bath, and it would be great for a UT Southwestern resident or perhaps an SMU graduate student. It’s a great location for a renter, too, with Uptown and Oak Lawn just a few blocks away.

Renting a little apartment like that will definitely help with the $575,000 mortgage, which still seems like a deal to me!

Do you have a listing that has income potential? We want to see it!