Hickory Creek

This Hickory Creek Home Brings 70s Style to the Traditional Lake House

By Shelby Skrhak / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Listing agent Heather Wilkinson of Fathom Realty says homes in the gated Hickory Estates neighborhood on Lake Lewisville don’t come on the market very often, but when they do they go quickly. She was right as this three-bedroom, 2 and half-bath home at 101 Wild Oak Lane in Hickory Creek has a contingent offer after […]

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Champ D’Or is no Longer. It’s Olana, a Wedding Venue, and Soon, Even More…

By Candy Evans / June 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

The largest, and some might say most famous, estate in North Texas once known as Champ D’Or is officially now a wedding and events venue called Olana. Yes, brides are now getting dressed in that master closet fashioned after the Chanel boutique in Paris. And after Tuesday night’s town hall meeting in Hickory Creek, that […]

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Champ d’Or, One of the Biggest Properties in Texas, is Stirring Trouble on Turbeville Road

By Candy Evans / May 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Last we heard, Champ d’Or had been sold to Walters Hospitality, with plans to make it an entertainment venue/private club. Now, trouble is brewing up in Hickory Creek over the new owner’s mighty plans. Champ d’Or is a magnificent property in Hickory Creek we have written about extensively from its birth to the nine years and […]

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Joan Eleazer Sells Champ d’Or AGAIN: Hickory Creek Estate to Become Entertainment Venue

By Candy Evans / September 21, 2018 / 5 Comments

Joan Eleazer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is one pretty amazing agent. In fact, when I hear talk of Realtors going by the wayside as AVM’s and other computer-based platforms take over the selling of homes, I think of Joan. She sold Champ d’Or, once priced at $72 million, after nine years and eight […]

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It’s Back! A French Country Retreat (Formerly Known as Champ D’Or) Hits Market Bigger & Better for $17.5

By Candy Evans / July 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

  You do remember this estate up in Hickory Creek, the stunning French magnifique modeled after Vaux-le-Vicomte, a chateau on the outskirts of Paris, France? It’s enormous: 48,000 square feet now on 39 acres. Originally built by CellStar Corp. founder Alan H. Goldfield and his wife, Shirley, the estate known as Champ d’Or (or “Gold Field”) […]

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Curbed Calls Champ d'Or Tacky, Texas-Sized Manse Monument to the Giddy Tackiness of the Pre-Recession

By Candy Evans / February 3, 2014 / 10 Comments

Well, this is kind of rude.  The Texas megamansion that has been redefining “gauche” since 2002—took another tortuous turn this week, when the troubled home hit the market less than two years after being sold at auction. You know how I feel about homes: there is something about them to love, each one of them, […]

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