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6941 Gaston Ave., R.L. Thornton home for sale, Dallas
The French-inspired estate, at 6941 Gaston Ave., was built by famed Texas oilman and builder Edwin Cox, Sr. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
6941 Gaston Ave., R.L. Thornton home for sale, Dallas
The home sits on one acre. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
6941 Gaston Ave., R.L. Thornton home for sale, Dallas
A tunnel stretching from Chateau des Grotteaux to White Rock Lake might have been used to smuggle liquor during Prohibition. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
6941 Gaston Ave., R.L. Thornton home for sale, Dallas
The home is 3,201 square feet. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
6941 Gaston Ave., R.L. Thornton home for sale, Dallas
An 8-foot-high privacy wall surrounds the estate. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller
6941 Gaston Ave., R.L. Thornton home for sale, Dallas
The grounds have numerous statues, sculptures, bridges, ponds, and a secret garden. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller