11558725_2_6This is one you cannot miss. I am trying to re-schedule my Friday just so I can head over to experience the glittering estate sale of Shirley Goldfield, once the mistress of Champ D’Or. Surely you recall that 48,000 Hickory Creek manse that was auctioned off last year? You know how they say it takes a Village? Well, it took a nation of agents to sell this home including Joan Eleazer Briggs-Freeman Sothebys, Doris Jacobs Allie Beth Allman, Greg Cagle Ebby Halliday, Cindy Frey Coldwell Banker, Elaine Whitfield & Mathew Edwards, Dave Perry-Miller, Joan Eleazer again and again. The mammoth estate was auctioned off last March by Concierge Auctions, in collaboration with Briggs Freeman Sothebys and Joan Eleazer. The reserve was set at $10.3 million, but I heard it sold for somewhere around $8.7 million.11558725_19_5

That mansion had been on the market for about ten years.

ANYHOO, the deal is that Mrs. Goldfield, the original owner and designer of Champ D’ Or Mansion, has filled a 13,000 square foot main home (across the street from Champs) with most everything that was in the house and then some.11558725_1_6

Today, Friday, it all has to go! Boom! Crystal, art, original Thomas Kinkade Paintings, Donald Sultan, Emilio Sanchez, Emanuel Romano “Wild Turkey”,John Zinsser, other art from around the world, books from the extensive 2 story library, French Louis XVI Gilded carved wood center table, Charles Pollock Dining table and 14 chairs, 18th Century Armoires, Louis XV style Giltwood Vitrine, Lladro Cinderella, Magnificent clocks, 19th century Louis XV style iron table base with Texas Pearl stone top, the Custom Chanel Rug in her closet, a nearly 2000 sq ft master closet filled with designer labels such as Chanel, Escada, St. John, plus 1000’s of pieces of designer clothes and gowns. There’s a magnificent Brunswick pool table, Candlewick pattern glass collection, Lenox, cranberry glass, Beautiful French Epergnes, the finest of oriental and designer rugs, designer patio and wicker furniture, tools,, yard and ranch equipment. There is also Ms. Goldfield’s personal 2006 custom made Pink VW Bug Convertible with only 860 original miles.

Chanel RugGates will open for parking at 6 am. Doors open 9:00am Friday June 28th! 1850 Turbeville Road, Hickory Creek. Please note that is NOT the original mansion, but a large, lovely home across from it.

When you go up there, take a look/see around. Centurion bought 1745 Turbeville Road, 20 acres that includes a 13,439 square foot house with six bedrooms, five and a half baths, three car garage listed for $5.6 million, which is exactly what it sold for according to MLS. The home also has a pool with cabana, sauna and kitchen in cabana, commercial grade construction and 3000 square feet of patios. Centurion also bought 1850 Turbeville Road, listed for $15 million, that being 116 acres including a 12,588 square foot home with five bedrooms, four and a half baths, billiard room, covered terraces, ten stall horse barn, log cabin home, riding corral and private lake loaded with ducks and geese. The game plan is, I think, to create a housing development here that may very well be called Gold Fields surrounding the House of Gold! Prices will begin in the $400,000 range with minimum square footage of 2500 square feet – most will likely be around 3000 to 4000.

I saw Realtor Marilyn Hoffman a few weeks ago at the patron party for the Dallas Art Fair. She told me she once brought Mr. Goldfield an offer for $44 million he turned down. Another high profile agent tells me he was almost kicked out of the house when he offered to take the listing for an asking price of no more than $29 million back in 2009. I think it was Greg Cagle with Ebby who got the best offer of all, something close to $50 million “back in the day”.11558725_8_6 11558725_10_6 11558725_12_6 11558725_14_5 11558725_15_5 11558725_16_5 11558725_17_5 11558725_18_5

 

11558725_2_6This is one you cannot miss. I am trying to re-schedule my Friday just so I can head over to experience the glittering estate sale of Shirley Goldfield, once the mistress of Champ D’Or. Surely you recall that 48,000 Hickory Creek manse that was auctioned off last year? You know how they say it takes a Village? Well, it took a nation of agents to sell this home including Joan Eleazer Briggs-Freeman Sothebys, Doris Jacobs Allie Beth Allman, Greg Cagle Ebby Halliday, Cindy Frey Coldwell Banker, Elaine Whitfield & Mathew Edwards, Dave Perry-Miller, Joan Eleazer again and again. The mammoth estate was auctioned off last March by Concierge Auctions, in collaboration with Briggs Freeman Sothebys and Joan Eleazer. The reserve was set at $10.3 million, but I heard it sold for somewhere around $8.7 million.11558725_19_5

That mansion had been on the market for about ten years.

ANYHOO, the deal is that Mrs. Goldfield, the original owner and designer of Champ D’ Or Mansion, has filled a 13,000 square foot main home (across the street from Champs) with most everything that was in the house and then some.11558725_1_6

Today, Friday, it all has to go! Boom! Crystal, art, original Thomas Kinkade Paintings, Donald Sultan, Emilio Sanchez, Emanuel Romano “Wild Turkey”,John Zinsser, other art from around the world, books from the extensive 2 story library, French Louis XVI Gilded carved wood center table, Charles Pollock Dining table and 14 chairs, 18th Century Armoires, Louis XV style Giltwood Vitrine, Lladro Cinderella, Magnificent clocks, 19th century Louis XV style iron table base with Texas Pearl stone top, the Custom Chanel Rug in her closet, a nearly 2000 sq ft master closet filled with designer labels such as Chanel, Escada, St. John, plus 1000’s of pieces of designer clothes and gowns. There’s a magnificent Brunswick pool table, Candlewick pattern glass collection, Lenox, cranberry glass, Beautiful French Epergnes, the finest of oriental and designer rugs, designer patio and wicker furniture, tools,, yard and ranch equipment. There is also Ms. Goldfield’s personal 2006 custom made Pink VW Bug Convertible with only 860 original miles.

Chanel RugGates will open for parking at 6 am. Doors open 9:00am Friday June 28th! 1850 Turbeville Road, Hickory Creek. Please note that is NOT the original mansion, but a large, lovely home across from it.

When you go up there, take a look/see around. Centurion bought 1745 Turbeville Road, 20 acres that includes a 13,439 square foot house with six bedrooms, five and a half baths, three car garage listed for $5.6 million, which is exactly what it sold for according to MLS. The home also has a pool with cabana, sauna and kitchen in cabana, commercial grade construction and 3000 square feet of patios. Centurion also bought 1850 Turbeville Road, listed for $15 million, that being 116 acres including a 12,588 square foot home with five bedrooms, four and a half baths, billiard room, covered terraces, ten stall horse barn, log cabin home, riding corral and private lake loaded with ducks and geese. The game plan is, I think, to create a housing development here that may very well be called Gold Fields surrounding the House of Gold! Prices will begin in the $400,000 range with minimum square footage of 2500 square feet – most will likely be around 3000 to 4000.

I saw Realtor Marilyn Hoffman a few weeks ago at the patron party for the Dallas Art Fair. She told me she once brought Mr. Goldfield an offer for $44 million he turned down. Another high profile agent tells me he was almost kicked out of the house when he offered to take the listing for an asking price of no more than $29 million back in 2009. I think it was Greg Cagle with Ebby who got the best offer of all, something close to $50 million “back in the day”.11558725_8_6 11558725_10_6 11558725_12_6 11558725_14_5 11558725_15_5 11558725_16_5 11558725_17_5 11558725_18_5

 

Jaap Ritz#1104Comes word late last week that Jaap Van Zweden, the esteemed Dutch-born Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has listed his home at The Residences of the Ritz Carlton with Ritz Queen realtor Sharon Quist. He is asking $2.9 for the 4,258 square foot unit that is exquisitely decorated, features a wood-paneled music room (of course), and was written up in D Home Magazine a few years ago. The home has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and formals.

Now here’s something interesting: Jaap co-owns the unit with violinist Michael Guttman. Sources tell me the two are very good friends, and often make real estate investments together. Which is interesting, but not a totally unique concept: families and friends often purchase homes together, particularly second vacation homes. It’s a great way to spread out costs and split equity.

Jaap, who is married to Aaltje, has four children. They also have a family home in Amsterdam. He and Guttman purchased unit #1102 in 2008. Dallas interior designer extraordinaire Sherry Hayslip designed it to perfection. She also, of course, designed the Ritz itself from the very start.Jaap Ritz#1104 music room

At $2.9, #1102 is now the most expensive listing in Residence I, which only has — I cannot believe this — SIX active listings as of today. You recall that Pogir sold Tim Headington’s stunner of a penthouse #2100 last March 1 for about $1040 a square foot.  Moll and  Charlie Anderson are busy redoing the space. Colin Lardner’s listing #1901 is in option contract, and listed at $800 ish a square foot. That unit is 2928 square feet for $2,450,000, but it’s up on the 19th floor.Jaap Ritz #1104 dr Jaap Ritz #1104 bedroom1 Jaap Ritz #1104 bedroom 2

Jaap Ritz #1104 bath Jaap Ritz#1104 foyerSo at $681.23  square foot, Jaap’s pad on eleven is looking like a sweet deal.

By the way: there are 20 cancelled listings, and 12 expired at The Residences. Agents tell me the downtown condo market is almost as steamy as Park Cities/Preston Hollow/Lakewood… which is on fire!

Perot Penthouse Arch Digest bath Perot Penthouse Arch Digest balcony Perot Penthouse Arch Digest 2 Perot Penthouse Arch DigestI knew something was up. I mean, people of means like to buy real estate the way I like to buy shoes! And you can bet my last dollar that if I ever had a couple billion, I’d have a closet-ful of homes. Remember when I told you (and CultureMap) that Ross Perot Jr. had quietly listed his penthouse at the W? My dear buddy Mama, aka The Real Estalker, alerts me to the recent purchase of an $18 million, 10,000 plus square foot totally amazing historical home called “Mia Patria” that she says Ross Jr. just picked up in the Los Angeles area, specifically Bel Air. I know because she (he) (a) rocks and (b) hollered at me to ask me, don’t he and the missus P have a substantial residence nearby?

Well, duh, yeah, over on Gillon in Highland Park.

This makes so much more sense. You don’t need a condo in downtown Dallas, really when you have a 9,844 square foot home circa 1993 in Highland Park what, five miles away? God yes, buy a place in Bel Air. Or Palm Springs.

According to Mama, Mi Patria is a “walled, gated and expensively maintained and upgraded Spanish hacienda with a history of high profile owners in L.A.’s hoity toity Bel Air community.” The home is about 9,000 square feet, has five bedrooms and eight baths, was built in 1929 but recently carefully restored, with an eye to it’s heritage. I am quite sure Mrs. Perot will be bringing in some designers to fluff things up. She likes Cathy Kincaid but Jan Showers Emily Summers did the penthouse which, I’m told, even has sterling silver door handles and hinges. There is a putting green, a pool, pool bath we think, and I love this: a gym with a Zen garden for meditating. This home is so California! Next thing you know they will have an organic garden and turn vegan!

HRPerotJr_BA_PICS4 HRPerotJr_BA_PICS3 Mr and Mrs. PerotProperty records show Mi Patria was most recently owned by Freddy De Mann, a near mythic film and theater producer, music executive and co-founder of Maverick Records. But… “in his heyday he managed a coupla superstars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lionel Richie and Billy Idol during their professional days. Mister De Mann is, well, Da Man, you know? Anyways, property records show Mister and Missus De Mann acquired the Bel Air mini-estate in October 2001 for $6,500,000 from the Nancy Daly, an important philanthropist and prominent social fixture in Los Angeles (and beyond) who passed in 2009.”

And now it joins the Perot family real estate portfolio, along with their winter/summer place in Vail.

Mama goes into so much detail, like she always so wonderfully does in all of her posts, describing every single room and attribute. Me, I’m too hyper — gotta go shopping. But do read her every word as she really educated the entire world on the rich and powerful of Dallas:

Property records show the mini-estate was most recently acquired for exactly $18 million through an opaquely named corporate entity that links directly back to the Plano, TX offices of Perot Systems, the very company Perot Senior sold to Dell but where Perot Junior still holds the title of Chairman of the Board. It might be ignorant to say it out loud but we don’t even really know what a Chairman of the Board does. But that’s really not the point, is it? Anyhoo, altogether three well connected canaries have chirped to Your Mama that Mister Perot, Jr. and his wife, Sarah, are the new keepers of the elegant Mi Patria estate. Make of that “evidence” what you will. Okay?

 

 

Perot Penthouse Arch DigestAs I mentioned today in my CultureMap column, we have a new hot celebrity condo in Victory: the one that belongs to the actual millionaire Victory developer himself, Ross Perot, Jr.

Back in February, Ross Perot Jr. quietly popped this 11,807 square foot W penthouse, the entire 30th floor, on the market for a cool $10, 950,000. Built in 2004, it has five bedrooms, seven full baths and three half baths.Perot Penthouse Arch Digest 2 Perot Penthouse Arch Digest 4 Perot Penthouse Arch Digest bath Perot Penthouse Arch Digest balcony

There are two giant living areas, two dining areas and balconies on all sides. HOA dues are $8,259 a month — yes, they are mandatory and well worth it. The Perots enlisted Dallas-based designer Emily Summers to design a sleek, modern décor inspired by the sky and to showcase the couple’s breathtaking collection of British contemporary art.

Summers noted in this not-to-be-missed Architectural Digest 2008 spread on the Perot pad that the art collection is loaded with blues, a love of Perot, say friends, because of his passion for aviation.

The condo takes up the entire 30th floor, and with incredible light flowing into every molecule, the penthouse is one of the brightest stars of Dallas sky-high living.

Of course, it is also one of the most expensive condos in town: $927 per square foot. Tim Headington sold 2525 North Pearl, for just under $8.6 million, or about $1038 per square foot. Kinda makes the Perot penthouse seem like a deal, eh?

 

You’ve seen this listing before, yes? Probably the most beautiful backyard in Dallas, if not in the top ten running. A stunning Mediterranean by Bob Thompson is a truly Santa Barbara style home built in 2001 on 1.29 lush Bluffview acres. Honestly, you may have to remind yourself every four minutes that you are not at The Dallas Arboretum. Inside those smooth stucco walls is  a 7,863 square foot home with five bedrooms, three living areas and a five-car garage plus separate guest quarters, huge kitchen, breakfast area, great room, library, dining room, exercise room, and a master to end all master bedroom suites.

Get this: the master suite tops out at 27 x 22, the size of a decent apartment! We love the tray ceiling, too, which makes this room feel more Balmoral than Bluffview. And if you are keeping count on the bathrooms (like I do, never can have too many), there are four full baths and two powder rooms.4612 Watauga LR 4612 Watauga DR 4612WataugaLibrary 4612 Watauga FR

Then, of course, there is the backyard which you will never want to leave: patterned stone and grass lawn surrounding the European style pool, spa and loggia. Built in 2000, the home is large but doth not crowd the 1.3-acre lot at all.

This home has graced our pages before, first with Susie and Pete Ryan at Briggs Freeman who had it listed for $6,395,000. Then Dave Perry-Miller and Ralph Randall took over, lowering the price to $5,785,000. Now Kari Schlegel Kloewer’s team is selling, with cute Jenica Williamson at the helm and an amazing price of $4,999,000. That’s almost a million less, or $635.96 for every square foot. There is no way Jose this house could be replicated at that price.

You know what they say: third time’s the charm.4612 Watauga kit 4612 Watauga bfast 4612 Watauga master 4612 Watauga mster bath 4612 Watauga porch 4612 Watagua fp

 

We get four more years of President Obama, so in celebration, I pulled this four-bedroom, 4848 square foot home in Hunters Creek in Frisco for your post-election viewing comfort. Did you get that connection there, 4848 square feet?

First of all, this home is one of the most attractive Tudor mini mansions I have seen — nice blend of brick and stone. Built in 2004, it’s as loaded as a Capitol Hill lobbyist. And it’s a handsome home, with a huge foyer, soaring ceilings, and a sweeping, curved stairway upstairs. There are the formals, gourmet kitchen with Butler’s pantry, granite counters and TWO KITCHEN SINKS, four large bedrooms, three and a half baths including a master spa bath, double walk-in closets, trowelled walls, family room, media/game room with wet bar, exercise area and a rear entry three car garage on .5 of an acre. What more do you need? Even the laundry room has a laundry sink. In other words, thoughtfulness, style and space galore.

All for $419,700.

No, that is not a mis print. This is why the suburbs remain the fastest growing part of this area, growth here in Frisco way beyond Dallas. At the current price, you are getting the world for $86 a square foot. 6475 Basilwood is the addy, near 121 and Independence, listed with Barbara Eardley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you recall the saga of Dr. Richard J. Malouf , who apparently built quite a fortune and then some through Medicaid orthodontics? For one, he is getting closer to completing the 30,000-square-foot earth-friendly compound he is constructing over on Strait Lane.

Compound, hell, it’s an ENVIRONMENT with the following equation: 10711 Strait + 10674 Strait = one big mama house. So big, in fact, he has applied for a second electric meter, specifically a meter for three-phase power, which is some kind of special electrical power  used to power large motors and other heavy loads. Plus they say a three-phase system is more economical than others because it uses less conductor material to transmit electric power than systems like most of us have. Course, what I want to know is this: what is going on over at Chez Malouf that they need all that juice?

Here’s the deal: Dallas code allows only one meter per single-family property. Malouf is  asking the Board of Adjustment for an  exception to the rule. What I don’t get is this: he stole bought 10674 Strait, as I told you, for about $6,975,000 last year. The house had been on the market a long time — I wrote about it when precious Lynn Gardner Collins had it listed, first for $12,900,000 back in February of 2008. Lynn worked her fingers to the bone trying to sell that home, alas, it was 2008. She then reduced it to $7,950,000. Finally, the Maloufs snapped it up for over a million less. Surely that home has a meter, and his present home at 10711 surely has one as the place is a 15,000 square foot French Manor. So why the need for a meter request, other than needing super duper power, which he will probably get because none of the neighbors — Dirk Nowitzki, Phil Romano, and the parents of Luke and Owen Wilson behind him—  have offered up any opposition.

The two lots were platted into one lot, and the two houses are being connected into one house by a bridge deal: 15,000 in 10711 plus 14,280 in 10674 Strait for a grand total of 29,280 and then some. Oh hell, that’s Champ d’Or! They are going t0 need 5 electric meters!

“We don’t want the board to think we are asking for two houses on one lot, just two electric meters : one single phase and one 3 phase,” wrote a consultant named Mark C. Webb for  the Malouf’s.

“Two lots were platted into one lot,” he wrote, “and the two houses are being connected  into one house.”

I’ll say.

Last year, the Malouf’s house manager told me they were turning the house next door — 10647 Strait — into a gymnasium sports center. They also changed out the exterior brick. Now we can see that they actually joined the two houses by a little bridge/walkway. Malouf’s main home at 10711 Strait is, or rather was, exquisite: a 15,000 square foot French Manor, designed by Robbie Fusch and built by Bob Thompson in 2003. Construction stopped for a while, the Maloufs bought it in 2008 (paid $10,500,000) and then finished it out ROYALLY — huge pool, cabana, sports court, gardens, etc.

Oh yes, an earth-friendly home you ask me? How can a 30,000-square-foot home be earth friendly? Easy: they saved the old home and did not tear it down! Hooray for not making any more landfill!