Estate Sale

Dallas home of golfer Lee Trevino is being razed and everything must go

Dallas home of golfer Lee Trevino is being razed, everything must go

Lee Trevino auction
The house is being razed and everything is for sale. Photo courtesy of Highland Park Market

After five years on and off the market, the Dallas home of professional golfer Lee Trevino was finally sold — but the new owners intend to raze it and start over.

Meanwhile, there's a sale, and everything must go. Highland Park Market, the estate sale company, is hosting a massive four-day pre-demo sale of the property from November 9-12.

"The new owner is rebuilding and so the sale is on," the company says.

Located in the posh Preston Hollow neighborhood at 4906 Park Ln., the property is a 10,000-square-foot mansion that was built in 1939. Trevino and his wife, Claudia, bought it in 1996, then spent three years renovating before moving into the home in 1999.

The compound included a main house with four bedrooms, game room, sunroom, music room, and study, plus a guest suite with its own entrance. An eat-in kitchen featured high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and high-end appliances.

It comes with almost 5 acres of landscaped outdoor space, including a private creek with a stone bridge, pool, tennis court, putting greens, and cabana with kitchen and fireplace.

The Trevinos first listed the home in 2014 for $13 million. They put it back on the market in January 2018 for $8.5 million, then dropped it to $7.5 million in October 2018.

DCAD has it valued at $6,988,750, which is likely close to the price paid in May 2019 by buyers John Clayton Sands and Lacy Holaday Sands, who apparently do not crave "its distinct European old-world vibe, thanks to artisan millwork, built-ins, and wood paneling."

Bummer to see an old home scrapped — but as Candy's Dirt founder Candy Evans noted, there wasn't a strong market for it, and at least there's a chance to salvage some of its valuable fittings.

Photos of all the items can be seen at www.estatesales.net.

The majority of items are probably best for builders, contractors, or homeowners doing a renovation. Few buyers have the wherewithal to remove something like chimney caps fabricated from copper, as cool as they are.

There's copper everywhere: weathered copper sinks and copper bathroom fixtures including copper shower heads, copper faucets, copper towel racks, and copper toilet paper holders. Those would be easy for someone off the street to get.

Other easily-acquired items include yards and yards of custom drapes from prestige names such as Pierre Deux, Cowtan and Tout, Sandersen, Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House, and Pierre Frey.

And there are many easily-detachable lighting fixtures including chandeliers, French copper lanterns — more copper — sconces, and hand-blown Georgian bell jar glass lanterns.

There are high-end appliances including a Viking commercial range with six burners, griddle, and ovens; and a DCS built-in stainless steel grill.

What there is not: golfing stuff. Just house stuff.

That said, there are valuable outdoor appointments including a roof made of slate, plus copper gutters and copper downspouts. #Copper.

There is scraped walnut flooring; walnut paneling and walnut stairs; an antique French mantle; seamless shower doors; and shower sets.

There's a cool blue and white Transferware powder room with a unique Herbeau & Lille sink & faucet.

There are claw foot tubs, toilets, and bidets with #copper fixtures. Need that.

There are top-quality Pella casement windows and dramatic iron entry gates.

There is an Asko washer and dryer; and doors galore including French style pocket doors for $600-$800, and garage doors with automatic openers for $300-$500.

There's an entire kitchen — it's from the pool house — that includes cabinets, countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, electric cooktop, wall oven, and built-in microwave, all-in for $8,000.

Outside, there is a ton of stone: miles of pavers, capstones, stone walls, stone stairs, imported stone planters ($300-$800), and a cast stone well.

The sale will take place November 9-12: Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm, and Monday-Tuesday 10 am-4 pm. Save me the bidet.