luxury mansion

If you want luxury new construction, it’s simple — you move to Dallas. This luxury mansion is precisely what you imagine. Big, bold, and beautiful. It’s a dream home.

You can’t find what Dallas offers in luxury construction anywhere in the world. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a case in point. Where can you walk into 15,530 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and five powder baths on over an acre with enough room to easily park 25 cars? Preston Hollow.

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luxury family compound

Just when you think you can’t be blown away by a Monday Morning Millionaire, we discover not just one, but two homes built next to each other on the best street in town. That’s right — this is a Beverly Drive luxury family compound.

The Kennedy or Bush family compounds probably spring to mind, but when you are talking serious luxury, it pales in comparison to this luxury family compound on 3414 and 3412 Beverly Drive.

What constitutes a luxury family compound? It has been commonplace in New York to expand into floors above, below, or next door to create enough space for grandparents and guests. So, when does a house become a compound? Technically, a compound constitutes multiple houses on a single property. In reality, luxury family compounds can be made up of a single home next door like this one. That is if you can find two lots next to one another.

I wrote about 3414 Beverly a little over a year and a half ago, when builder Robert Elliott finished the home. You can read all the lovely details here. When I went scrolling for today’s Monday Morning Millionaire, I frankly did not recognize the house, until I got to the photo of the courtyard.

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Luxury Warehouse

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Each year we go through our previous posts and try to figure out which ones we liked best. Frankly, that’s impossible. Let’s face it we are all totally house addicted and love every single one we post about, or we would not be doing this every day. But I have to say this Design District Luxury Warehouse with a Waterfall is close to my heart. Not only do I know the seller, but I’ve been to some pretty glam parties in this space. Lynn Sugarman was the first person I’ve ever met that saw the beauty in a warehouse space. Of course, she was coming to Dallas from New York when I met her and saw her first transformation on Dragon Street. The warehouse home was normal there. But it was most decidedly not normal here until she made it so! I christen Sugarman as the diva of warehouse transformations, and this one takes the cake! (more…)

Some contemporary house designs can seem a little untouchable — sleek and chic, but looking more like they should function as a museum instead of as a home for actual humans.  

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a Bluffview Austin stone contemporary that shows off exquisite design and practical function to work for real people. 

Karen Eubank staged the house at 4421 Bluffview Blvd. so it would be seen as a comfortable place to live, in addition to showing off its gorgeous architecture, compliments of Phillip Jennings Custom Homes. 

“When I was staging, a mom came by for a sneak peek with her little boy of about eight,” Eubank said. “When he threw himself on the large sectional and said, ‘All my brothers and sisters could fit here, this would be great!,’ I thought that was the best stamp of approval because that’s exactly what is going to happen — a family is going to gather here and watch TV, enjoy the fire, and hang out.” 

There’s plenty of space for a family to stretch their legs with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, three dining areas, two offices, and 6,011 square feet on two stories, built in 2014 and sitting on 0.42 acres. The floor plan also lends itself to entertaining and we can imagine some killer parties for human big and little. 

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This 1936-built home got a remodel in time for New Year’s Day.

If a home is lingering on the market, one of the first strategies a Realtor will employ is the “price improvement.” It’s not a bad idea, as conventional wisdom says that if a home hasn’t sold, it’s a combination of some other factor and it lacking a price to match its desirability.

But in some cases, sellers throw down the cash to do something pretty smart: remodel. 

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Peter Marino

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From Karen Eubank: You may think it’s easy to find beautiful multi-million dollar luxury homes to homes to write about each week, but it’s not. Some are vacant, and believe us, no one wants to see an empty luxury property. Some are grossly outdated and some are just plain ugly. When we find a house that we can fall in love with that ticks every box on our list, that makes our hearts race, then we cannot wait to share it with our readers. This gorgeous Preston Hollow French Renaissance I wrote about on Aug. 21 is one of our favorites. It a perfect example of what we like to bring you every Monday. It’s beautiful. It has a pedigree. It has a story to tell. We hope you enjoy this Peter Marino-designed beauty from our archives.


Our Monday Morning Millionaire at  8891 Jourdan Way is the most beautiful Preston Hollow French Renaissance estate you’ve ever seen. And it also has an unmatched architectural pedigree. It was designed by renowned architect Peter Marino, who brings an unprecedented level of elegance and luxury to everything he touches. (more…)

Monday Morning Millionaire

We all love the idea of a secret sanctuary. Whether it’s a bookcase that opens onto a concealed passageway, or an ivy shrouded door in a wall that leads to a private garden, we’re intrigued and captivated. Maybe it’s growing up with classic literature that gave us the world of Narnia accessed from an old armoire and The Secret Garden, where a hidden door opened into, well — a secret garden, but there’s no doubt everyone loves the idea of having a good hiding place. We’ve found the best one yet; a perfect secret sanctuary that is a luxurious private paradise in the heart of Highland Park at 4824 Abbott Avenue. (more…)

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Strait Lane has long been home to the largest most impressive estates in Dallas and a veritable Who’s Who has claimed residency here at one time or another. Luminaries like Nancy Dedman, Phil Romano, Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki, Robert and Laura Wilson – yes the parents of Owen, Luke, and Andrew –Lisa and Kenny Troutt, John and Ann McReynolds, Brint Ryan, Norm and Kelly Green, Ralph Oats, Mehrdad Moayedi, Naomi Aberly and Larry Lebowitz at 10210 Strait Lane, and, of course, Margot and Ross Perot have all called, or now call Strait Lane “home.”

Of course, this is also the street holding the beautiful home of Dr. Richard Malouf and his beautiful wife, Leanne, and their water park.

It is the dream of every world-class architect to design a home here. Philip Johnson, Bud Oglesby, and Cole Smith all built iconic mansions here, some of which are sadly no longer standing, but a new generation of architects continue to create lavish estates. Owning a home on Strait Lane means not only have you have seriously arrived, you arrived in a G5 jet.

PS: There is also a Strait Lane in Flower Mound.

Now if you have the money honey — just a cool $17.5 mil — we’ve found the house of your dreams. It was on the market for a bit last year when Candy toured it. (She says she was so blown away she lost her notes, dropped them along with her fingernail file.)

The house is simply stunning and hello, this is not Dallas right here at 1062 Strait Lane. This is the Wine Country under a Tuscan sun.

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