French-Inspired Chateau in Guarded, Gated Neighborhood Seeks a N

One of my favorite mid-cities agents, Kimdolyn Smith with Webb-Barton, has a fabulous chateau on the market in the sports capital of North Texas: Arlington!

We’ve seen some great homes in this area owned by professional athletes who need a place to relax during a hectic season. This “hidden jewel,” as Smith calls it, has incredible interiors and luxurious outdoor spaces, too, with tons of spots from which you can watch the big game. Jump to see it all!

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3516 Greenbrier

My husband was absolutely grief stricken Wednesday evening when reports rolled in that Ian Kinsler, longtime infielder for the Texas Rangers, was traded to Detroit for Prince Fielder plus $30 million in cash.

Me? I was wondering whether Kinsler would be selling his University Park mansion at 3516 Greenbrier Drive (pictured above), a 7,777-square-foot (how’s that for luck?) home with five bedrooms and seven full baths and two half baths. Built in 2007, it’s on the tax rolls for almost $3.3 million, but it could easily sell for much more than that.

If he does, I wonder what Kinsler could get for the appraised value of his UP home in the very posh Grosse Pointe Farms?

There’s this stunning French-inspired estate at 992 Lake Shore with five bedrooms, five full baths, and three half baths for $3.9 million. It has adorable chimney pots and an unobstructed view of the lake.

992 Lake Shore

Then there’s 15600 Windmill Pointe, a beautiful red brick traditional with a huge lawn that will be perfect for playing catch with family during home stands. It has five bedrooms, four full and three half baths for $3.875 million.

15600 Windmill Pointe

Another option is 237 Lake Shore, a picturesque 2-plus acre estate with tons of charm and a really cool greenhouse or solarium. It has six bedrooms, seven full and four half baths and is listed for $3.9 million.

237 Lake Shore

If Kinsler wants to go bold and save some money in the process, there’s this cool modern Spanish-style estate that is a total time warp. Built in 1977, this home is completely dated but really awesome with four bedrooms and five full baths with three half baths and priced at $2.2 million.

916 Lake Shore

Which would you choose?