classic French mansion

“It’s perfect now, so it’s time to move!” That’s what Ty Vaughn of Robert Elliott’s The Associates Realty told me when I asked him why Elliott, a sought-after custom home builder, was selling his fabulous classic French mansion in Bluffview. I’ve interviewed dozens of custom home builders over the years, and the story never changes. They build a flawless home, live in it for a few years, and sell. It’s because there is always a new dream in their head.

Elliott, a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder, truly outdid himself with this classic French mansion at 4047 Cochran Chapel Road. Turning to Lloyd Lumpkins, principal of L.Lumpkins Architects, was the first step in ensuring the creation of a magnificent home that would stand the test of time. Lumpkins is one the top luxury residential architects in the country and has designed many of the most beautiful homes in Dallas.

At 12,029 square feet with seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three powder baths, it’s a fantastic family home in the heart of the original Cochran Homestead. And with 2.36 acres, a gym, a well (yes, a well!), a sports court, a putting green, and a pool that rivals those at the best resorts, I want to know what’s inside Elliott’s head for the next house. I’m sure in a few years we’ll find out, but let’s remember what I always preach: If you can buy the personal home of a builder, run as fast as you can to your banker and purchase it because you cannot ever get better quality.

The photos of this beautiful, classic French mansion speak for themselves. This house obviously has it all, from Control 4 smart home features to the most incredible high-end finish out you’ll find anywhere in town. But, I’m going to let you know what puts this fabulous classic French mansion in a league of its own.

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University Park Luxury Transitional

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There is a great deal of new construction going on in Dallas, especially in the luxury home market. Guess who is doing it exactly right? CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Robert Elliott Custom Homes. Their University Park luxury transitional at 4328 McFarlin Boulevard hit the market last week, and it is everything luxury home buyers are looking for today.

Elliott worked with Brent Slocum of B.K. Design Studio to create a home that is not just beautiful, but also makes sense for a growing family. With 7,545 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder baths, and zoned for Highland Park ISD‘s Bradfield Elementary, it doesn’t get better than this. It’s also on a large corner lot off of Armstrong Parkway, so plenty of room to add playscapes, toss a football, or put in a pool.

What caught my eye about this house, however, is the detail. Elliott and Slocum added in character and that sets this University Park luxury transitional apart.

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Modern French Eclectic

Real estate doesn’t get much hotter than this modern French eclectic in University Park built by CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Robert Elliot Custom Homes. Ty Vaughn with The Associates Real Estate Brokerage has quietly, and privately, put 3307 Bryn Mawr on the market for $3.995 million. So, you, our dear readers, are the first to know about this stunner.

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The Southern modern farmhouse style has become one of the most popular designs constructed today. All over America, homebuyers are embracing the look that the television series Fixer Upper brought back into our collective consciousness. It speaks to comfort and tradition. It’s familiar, functional, and family friendly. (more…)

Modern traditional mansion

Beverly Drive is the most desirable street in the Dallas area. You cannot convince me otherwise. Armstrong Parkway runs a very close second, and yes, I do love Swiss Avenue, but in my book, once you set eyes on Beverly Drive, nothing else can compare. I’ve been trying to figure out how to live there since 1979. The deck is not stacked in my favor, but if I could manage it, I’d be the first person in line to buy Robert Elliott’s latest custom build at 3414 Beverly Drive. This new build from a sought-after CandysDirt.com Approved Builder sets a new standard for luxury, and I’m dubbing it a modern traditional mansion. (more…)

Greenway Parks French Provincial 01_5349Drane_001_mls

When you look at over 200 houses and then find the one that stops you in your tracks, it’s very hard to leave it behind. After 26 years of love and laughter in this gorgeous Greenway Parks French Provincial house, Marilyn Lenox is starting the next chapter of her life and putting her family home at 5349 Drane Dr. on the market. (more…)

Vickery Place modern townhouse facade.ashxYou know a home has star power when it’s a TV series location twin. Last season, Bravo Network’s reality show, The Real Housewives of Dallas, was looking for a knocked-out modern home. One that would sway Tiffany Hendra’s musician husband Aaron away from thoughts of Nashville and convince him Big D could indeed be home. Tiffany, in case you are Bravo deprived, is one of the leading ladies on RHOD. They loved the look of these Vickery Place modern townhouses, but they were too darned late. The 5411 Melrose Avenue townhouse was snapped up before they could get an offer in place.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred — right next door at 5409 Melrose Avenue and an exact twin of 5411 — was not yet available. Dang, we could have rubbed elbows with Tiff and Aaron at Trader Joe’s or downed cocktails next to them at Capital Grill on a regular basis. (more…)

Highland Park Modern Mediterranean 3512 Lexington.ashxIt’s always a pleasure to see what Robert Elliott is up to. This CandysDirt.com Hot Builder just put the finishing touches on a Highland Park modern Mediterranean at 3512 Lexington Avenue with architect David Stocker of Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects and designer Marci Barnes of Barnes & Co.

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