It's not often that the home of a Dallas legend comes up for sale, and it's rarer still when the house itself is an architectural gem.
For more than two decades, Marilyn Lenox and her husband Bill — of Bob's Steak and Chop House and Antèks Home Furnishings fame — filled 5349 Drane Dr. with memories. Bill's passing in early 2017 prompted Marilyn to downsize, and now the stunning French Colonial in Greenway Parks is on the market for $2,995,000.
It was originally constructed in 1985 by former builder Cathy Dann. As she meant it to be her personal home, the materials, finish-outs, and level of detail are exquisite, complementing a floorplan that's big on square footage (6,698) but designed so that the rooms still feel intimate.
The floorplan is what got the Lenoxes to stop and take notice; after viewing more than 200 properties during their house hunt, they knew immediately that this one was perfect.
One major selling point is the two master bathroom suites — that's right, his-and-hers full bathrooms instead of merely his-and-hers sinks. There are four more full bathrooms and one powder room, all in complement of the five bedrooms, four masonry fireplaces, three-car garage, double dishwashers in the chef's kitchen, and resort-style pool and spa.
There are a few other bonus features that fall into the category of "didn't know were needed but now can't live without": an impressive wine room just off the living room bar, the grand porte cochere in the circle drive, and a mosquito misting system in the backyard.
All this, and in Greenway Parks too. This section of Dallas is adjacent to Highland Park, on the west side of the Tollway. The neighborhood is known for its big lots, active and tight-knit community — expect events whenever there's a holiday or even the slightest reason to celebrate — and safe streets, thanks to the off-duty Dallas police officers who are contracted to patrol the area.
Ty Vaughn with The Associates Realty has the listing, which has attracted quite a bit of attention since going live. Considering the home's pedigree, we'd expect nothing less.