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.”