When you travel to Tuscany, you cannot help but fall in love with the lifestyle, the landscape, and the architecture. It never leaves your soul. If you’re very lucky, you can take the latter two elements and recreate them. That is what the owners of 4655 Meadowood Road did, and they accomplished it in my opinion. They created a perfect Italian villa in Old Preston Hollow. In fact, when the photos first rolled across my desktop, I was certain someone had sent me an Italian SecondShelters.com property for consideration. I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Italy, and I’ve never seen anyone get the look and feel quite so right before. (more…)

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is an exquisite 1929 Highland Park Tudor Revival at 4312 Lorraine Avenue. We spend a lot of time researching these homes to bring you the history and details, but we are stumped by which brilliant builder or architect might have been involved. Jon D. Carsey & Robert Linskie built the O.W. McGraw home at 4311 Lorraine, across the street. It could also have been built byMarion Fooshee & James Cheek, or by George Marble, but we are leaning towards Carsey and Linski. They built over 50 homes in the Park Cities between 1928 and 1947, and that marvelous stone embellishment around the front door looks like their work. But, if you have some insider information, please let us know. (more…)

If you have not been living under a rock, you’ll know Daria Drive is home to former President George W. Bush. He’ll be your neighbor if you buy this fabulous French country estate at 10111 Daria Drive. It’s also the safest street in Dallas. The Secret Service may be there to protect the former president, but you can bet they look out for the neighbors. We have it on good authority that Mr. Bush kept an eye on the progress when this 7,031-square-foot custom home was being built. And no, we can’t reveal who told us. Oh, and Andy Beal is still just across the back fence.

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