Kari Lehtonen has been a part of the Dallas Stars for the long haul, despite all those reincarnations, and now we totally know why. We totally get it. He had a great, terrific, to-die-for Preston Hollow home to come home to every night after Stars practice.
The interiors of this house — the formals, kitchen, pool and exterior oasis, library, media room, master bedroom and really, a bathroom as stunning as the Crespi Estate’s — what great places to kick up your feet, sit back, relax and watch the world go by?
But now, Kari and his wife, Abbey, are letting go…of that great Preston Hollow house. They are not quite sure what they want to do next, though staying in Dallas is high on the list. Thing is, they didn’t build this home — bought it about two years after construction — but they revamped it completely and thoroughly, much of it Abbey’s own vision, using the incredible design team of Nolan Interiors. Who we are very familiar with!
“We are preparing our family for whatever the next phase in our lives is going to be,” Kari told me. “We would love for our future to be in Dallas and would like to explore the option of building our next home here. The reality of the situation is we don’t know what’s next for our family but are looking forward to the future wherever it may take us!”
Their home is not in MLS yet, but top Compass agent Julie Provenzano is seeking a buyer so it may never have to touch MLS. I mean, sports stars and celebs usually tend to be very quiet about their homes and the whole selling process. And when Julie markets a listing, everyone pays super close attention. Her clients tend to be heavy hitter sports starts in ice hockey or basketball. You know, the big guys — stay tuned for more on that in Forbes.com.
And this house! Don’t let that traditional red brick Georgian exterior fool you! This home gleams a contemporary clean Beverly Hills sensibility throughout and talk about names, here are just some of a few who had their hand in creating this home: Dennis Mullinex was the builder; interiors as we said by Nolen Homes, landscape design by Harold Leidner, that master of landscape design.
Lehtonen has been through several incarnations with the Dallas Stars over the seasons. Quite frankly, we don’t care what this goalie does on the ice nor where he sits when he’s goaling because in the real estate dirt realm, he rules.
So, here she is: 6331 DeLoache Ave.