At 2962 Satsuma Drive, you’ll find a top-to-bottom, inside-and-out remodel recently completed. The description is a little lacking as the listing agent is also the owner so more than likely if you want the deets, just place a call. Or you can just read along.

Off the bat, you have to love that sunny yellow front door and the modern wood accents on the exterior. The rock chimney is a keeper and the pale gray brick looks fantastic with the white trim and garage door. The driveway looks new which you never appreciate until your mid-40s. Believe us when we say no one in their mid-20s is crushing on a pristine driveway.

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The renovation to end all renovations: 6465 Aberdeen.

Some stories are best told in pictures and 6465 Aberdeen is definitely one of those stories. But it reads like a fairy tale.

We’ll sprinkle before and after pictures throughout because you just have to see it to believe it. And if you get the chance, go ahead and pick your jaw up off the floor. Seriously, Aberdeen is that good.

First thought you have, because we all had it is, “HOW ON EARTH IS THIS THE SAME HOUSE?” The answer is the current owners. They had a vision and impeccable taste and the patience of saints.

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One of the main functions that are built into luxury homes is entertaining, but sometimes spaces that entertain crowds come at the cost of private spaces. However an incredible great room, lounge, and formal dining area does not have to come at the expense of a beautiful master suite. That’s what this week’s Inwood National Bank Home of the Week proves. 

This absolutely captivating French Chateau in the Creeks of Preston Hollow offers essential French design that would woo Betty Lou Phillips, for sure. Plus, the master suite was not overlooked, with tons of space, plenty of windows, and a his-and-hers master bath that is the stuff of dreams.

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The 7,154-square-foot Hillcrest Estates home of Dallas City Councilman Lee Kleinman and his wife, Dr. Lisa Umholtz, is still slated for auction this Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. with no minimum reserve price at 11322 East Ricks Circle, Dallas, with Elite Auctions.

The final preview is scheduled for Friday (this afternoon) from 1-4pm, and registration begins bright and early Saturday morning at 9:00am.

Elite Auctions is the luxury home auction company whose signs you may be seeing more frequently around DFW. Elite successfully auctioned off the Vaquero properties of Vanessa Swarovski, then later Mark Texeira, and the Highland Park home of Michael Young, among many others.

But Saturday, it’s all about North Dallas and a pristine enclave that some call Preston Hollow, which is really more Preston Royal, the official neighborhood name being Hillcrest Estates. Comprised of about 90 minimum one-acre home spreads, a few select homes along East and West Ricks Circle, Wander Lane and Belmead, actually boast larger than acre lots.

The Kleinman home is one of them. And a week ago, I learned that the home’s unique contemporary design actually inspired the Kleinman’s daughter to a career in architecture.

 

Built in 1993 by AIA Fellow Gregory S. Ibanez, the five-bedroom, six-full, two-half-bathroom home was also a fixture on the Raymond Nasher Tour of Homes back in 1996, as well as the Northaven Tour of Homes. The home was first listed with Kyle Rovinsky of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate for $4,567,890, then lowered to $3.95 million.

Ultimately the home’s price came down to $3.795, first with Rovinsky, then with Allie Beth Allman and Christine McKenny. The home is now listed by Cliff Freeman of eXp Realty.

Though it is being sold without reserve, the asking price is $3.5 million.

“The asking price is a good guide for what it would take to buy this house, prior to auction,” says Elite Marketing Director Alicia Chmielewski.

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Supreme Auctions has a Preston Hollow property that’s so exclusive, we can’t really tell you the address. We can tell you this 6,782-square-foot luxury estate is called Avalon Hollow and in cooperation with Vicki Mox of RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs, it’ll be auctioned off live on-site with no reserve on Saturday, Oct. 19, selling to the highest bidder regardless of price.

Let’s start with the location. Preston Hollow is such a hallowed part of town that many a debate has been waged here on CandysDirt and elsewhere about its proper boundaries: Hillcrest Road to the east, Midway to the west, Northwest Highway to the south, and Royal Lane to the north? Or is Midway too far west? Does Preston Hollow end at Inwood Road? Is Strait Lane part of Preston Hollow? Preston Hollow purists even claim that the stretch of large stone and brick mansions that replaced the sprawling one story ranches west of Preston Road — Deloache, Norway — is technically not Preston Hollow. Residents have a right to be picky. Famous faces, from George W. and Laura Bush on Daria and Mark Cuban on DeLoache and Hollow Way to former Dallas mayors Tom Leppert (Alva Court, sold) and Laura Miller (Dentwood, stunning) choose to live here because of its gorgeous estates, huge trees, creeks and ponds on spacious, lushly landscaped lots. Proximity is the best: just five miles north of downtown.

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Pogir Pogir with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 5350 S. Dentwood Drive for $3.999 million.

These Preston Hollow prizes do not disappoint! In fact, they all share generous floor plans and designer finishes, but have price points that are miles apart. The best part? Each will be on full display this weekend for your viewing pleasure. Simply tour all three, then tell us which one is your favorite.

Dreamy On Dentwood Drive

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Like when a chef who says his famous recipe was made with love, there’s something special about a home built by a builder who plans to live there with his family.

Like when a chef who says his famous recipe was made with love, there’s something special about a home built by a builder who plans to live there with his family.

And, I mean, you haven’t really lived until you’ve had a 500-bottle wine cellar, a yoga room, tennis courts, your own koi pond, and a greenhouse, right?

This luxury lease at 4656 Meadowood in Dallas rents for $19,000 a month – or just drop a cool $7 million and the entire 13,220-square-foot mansion is yours.

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You can’t help but feel like a VIP when you drive through the gates of the exclusive Los Arboles community in Preston Hollow, and once you arrive at this prestigious driveway, you’ll be completely blown away. 

The Mediterranean-style masterpiece looks like it belongs on the coast of Italy or Spain, so once it’s yours it would only be natural to have sangria or Prosecco at the ready for all your elegant soirees. The wondrous property is not yet on the market, so we’re giving you a head start to make this spectacular spot your home. 

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