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Dallas restaurateur lists Lakewood entertaining compound for $2 million

Dallas restaurateur lists Lakewood entertaining compound for $2M

6855 Lakewood Blvd
Alberto Lombardi's Lakewood oasis recently hit the market for $1,950,000.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
6855 Lakewood Blvd
It's located on prestigious Lakewood Boulevard. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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The home features both a front and back staircase.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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To the left of the entry is the formal dining room. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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White countertops contrast handsomely with the dark wood. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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Of course the kitchen comes equipped with the best Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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A more casual dining area still seats plenty.
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Store all your prized bottles in the custom wine room. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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Beams add a rustic touch to an otherwise polished living room. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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This is one of three fireplaces in the home. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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Imagine the fun to be had in the game room. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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Movie nights are comfortable in this media room.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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The spacious master bedroom is an adults-only retreat that overlooks the pool.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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The master bedroom has dual vanities and a soaker tub with a view. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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The home features a separate wing for a nanny or in-laws.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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What kid wouldn't want a room like this one? Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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This large guest room would be a master in some Dallas homes.  Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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A nice gathering spot when the weather cooperates. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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The saltwater pool is heated. Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a restaurant, perhaps living in this house will get you one step closer. Prolific Dallas restaurateur Alberto Lombardi — he owns such hot spots as Toulouse, Taverna, and Bistro 31 — and his wife, Vivian, are selling their home at 6855 Lakewood Blvd., and it’s stocked with all the entertaining essentials.

For starters, the formal dining room right off the entry sets the tone that this is a place to host dinner parties. To prepare the meal there is a gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf commercial range, Miele steamer, and dual dishwashers.

Off the kitchen is a custom wine room. Fill it up, and there never will be a shortage of wine.

With a sprawling 6,253 square feet, the home also boasts five bedrooms, including a downstairs master and separate guest wing, plus study, piano room, game room, and media room. There are four full and two half baths.

The interior is a study in contrasts, with light, neutral colors on the walls and countertops and dark, rich tones in the hardwood floors, trim, and cabinetry.

Outdoor amenities stand up to those indoors. The centerpiece of the backyard is the heated saltwater pool, and two seating areas — one on the covered patio with fireplace, the other set up cabana style on the far side of the pool — accommodate loads of guests.

Bonus features include a three-car garage, On-Q Smart System, and a second staircase for easy access to the upstairs. Price tag on this property: $1,950,000, listed with Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Alberto was coy about future plans but had lovely things to say about his time spent living on one of East Dallas’ most prestigious streets.

“We have loved living in this home in Lakewood with its proximity to the lake and nearby restaurants,” he said. “Our home is spacious and bright, comfortable and inviting, and we will always remember the memories made there.”