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.
 

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With a wrap-around front porch and expansive lot, 10455 Countess Drive feels secluded and private.

Sparkman Club Estates is a really great part of Preston Hollow. There’s a lot of high-quality new construction, and you’re close to great shopping and tons of sought-after private school campuses. The lots are pretty sizable, too, and properties on corner lots such as 10455 Countess Drive just seem gigantic. Add in the wrap-around front porch, and this home is perfect for a family!

10455 Countess Drive also features a covered rear patio.

With nearly 4,200 square feet, you can fit a family of five pretty darn comfortably in 10455 Countess Drive. This custom-built Texas Andersen home has five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. There are scraped hardwoods throughout, too, as well as plantation shutters.

Modern finishes make this kitchen a welcoming place, and I love the two-tone cabinets.

The kitchen is amazing, with tons of granite along with custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances. And it’s open to the rest of the home, too, so you don’t have to feel isolated when you’re whipping up dinner.

This home also has one of my favorite features: a downstairs master bedroom. That’s perfect for families with older children!

And it’s a great value at $575,000, down from $599,000! I’m sure it’ll get snapped up fast!

 

Want to get a taste of opulent living? Tour 4835 Lindhurst in Preston Hollow today at 2 p.m.

If you are dying to see what Preston Hollow luxury looks like, today’s your day. Two gorgeous Preston Hollow estates are open for tours today, and they are not to be missed!

The two homes — 4835 Lindhurst and 4346 Park Lane — will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. today thanks to Dave Perry-Miller, Christine McKenny, and Molly Malone.

With four bedrooms and eight magnificent bathrooms, 4835 Lindhurst is top-tier at $5.75 million. However, 4346 Park Lane is nothing to scoff at. Priced at $5 million, this four-bedroom, six-bath mansion has 11,076 square feet full of all the bells and whistles you could want (and a 9-foot television!).

Seriously, folks. Get in your car and head to Preston Hollow as these are two gawk-worthy homes!

Of course, if you’re looking to score scrips, I’m sure they have the medicine cabinets locked down!