Dallas celebrity restaurateur couple Alberto and Vivian Lombardi are downsizing and have walked away from their estate in the heart of Lakewood at 6855 Lakewood Blvd., filled to the brim with high-end shtuff.
The Lombardis put the house on the market in April 2016 for a cool $1.95 million, then dropped the price to $1.85 million in November, and then again to $1.79 million in December, before finally taking it off the market in February. When the market speaks, you must listen. A spokesperson says that the couple decided to get rid of the contents and re-list in the spring.
The cache includes a 6-foot round dining room table inlaid with semiprecious stones. Furniture includes custom sofas like a pair of linen sofas, a hide sofa, an Indian sofa, and a leather sofa. Sofas for everyone!
There's a midcentury modern buffet, and an ornately carved table with marble top. Loads of outdoor furniture includes Horchow's Avery Neoclassical Collection, an Italian glass outdoor table, an Italian pottery table from Leoncini, plus lounge chairs and planters.
There are Maitland Smith chests, tables, chairs, and lamps. There are custom velvet drapes and sheers. There are Oriental rugs and two large champagne cowhide rugs. Theres' a carved king four-poster bed, a queen canopy bed, Pottery Barn kids' bunk beds, and matching furniture.
There are ridiculous amounts of designer sunglasses and designer handbags by Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, and many others.
Really, it's designer everything: Designer shoes by Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Hunter, Mui Mui, and more. Designer clothing by Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Tse, Helmut Lang, Catherine Malandrino, and many others. Men's and boys' designer shirts. Designer watches and costume jewelry, some of it "fine."
On the home front, there's a Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer and dryer set. There are linens, crystal, silver, and large contemporary floral arrangements.
There is exercise equipment, and a Gus Adams pool table with slide-out accessory drawer. There are also Legos, mostly Star Wars themed, including a "Death Star" 10188.
No funny business will be allowed: There are cameras and security on-site, including two Dallas County sheriffs who will be on duty. The sale begins on March 31. Click here to see photos and details.