Timeless Appeal Privately ensconced within a sought-after area, this rare jewel stands alone
FRAMED BY A COBBLESTONE COURTYARD and splendid formal gardens, this classic château-style home of the grandest proportions is sited in a legendary estate area of Dallas, Texas. Embracing a blend of modernity and timeless country style, the house maintains an attractive traditional aesthetic. The gated entry, cut-stone façade, and leaded-glass windows create a dramatic storybook welcome to this esteemed manor. This three-story residence opens to a majestic stone stairway, climb-
ing from the inlaid foyer floor to the second-level landing and capped by a muraled dome. Ornate finishes of stone, fine woods, and marble create a palatial ambience. The spectacular formal dining room is detailed with a patterned hardwood floor, cornice moldings, and handcrafted panelling, while the coffered-ceiling parlor claims floor- to-ceiling bookcases and a massive hand-carved fireplace mantel and surround. The adjacent media room offers a wet bar, billiards table, beamed ceiling, herringbone plank floor, and multiple sets of doors leading to the rear terrace and pool. Oversized arched glass doors lead from the family room to the covered patio and outdoor grill. Chefs will revel in the epicurean kitchen, with a generous island and
an informal dining area overlooking the rear grounds and putting green. Other notable areas include a stunning gallery and a subter- ranean wine cellar with a fireplace and poker room—an ideal venue for wine tastings or intimate dinners. The lavish accommodations reflect the home’s sense of grandeur.
At one end of the house, a bedroom with a cathedral ceiling features celadon-stained floors and a separate office. Two additional bedrooms with en suite baths are found on the opposite side of the layout. The palatial master suite is highlighted by a 2,000-gallon aquarium sur- rounding the jetted tub. A third-level bedroom suite features its own office, and additional private quarters sit above the garage. “This architectural marvel enjoys a gloriously pastoral setting nes-
tled amid the finest Dallas estates,” says Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “It provides a superb blend of prestige and pri- vacy, with access to fine shops, restaurants, and schools, as well as the cultural attractions that make Dallas such an attractive place to live” n