What $10 Million-Plus Can Buy
UPDATE: Developer Mehrdad Moayedi bought Phil Romano's estate on Strait Lane.
With the news that attorney Lisa Blue Baron's palatial Preston Hollow estate has hit the market, real estate contributor Candy Evans was inspired to find the most expensive houses currently for sale in Dallas. Here is what she uncovered — some in MLS, some not — listed from least to most expensive, from $10 million to $135 million.
10660 Strait Ln. listed with Doris Jacobs
Price: $10 million
Stats: 14,748 square feet, with 8 beds and 7.4 baths, on 4.7 acres
The contemporary Strait Lane estate, owned by restaurateur Phil Romano, has breathtaking views of a private lake with fountains and waterfalls flowing down to a creek. The property also has a jogging trail, tennis court, and resort-like pool and spa.
3712 Alice Circle listed with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's
Price: $10.5 million
Stats: 7,480 square feet, with 5 beds and 4.2 baths, on .73 acre
Every window of this English manor in old Highland Park offers views of the garden, which is brimming with roses, wisteria and English ivy. The gazebo by the pool just begs for a party.
9246 Sunnybrook Ln. listed with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Price: $10.6 million
Stats: 12,195 square feet, with 5 beds and 6.2 baths, on 4 acres
This Preston Hollow compound boasts a 4,000 square-foot second house, two guest houses and tennis court in addition to the main residence built by Todd & Hughes in 1990.
3806 University Blvd. listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Price: $10.95 million
Stats: 11,681 square feet, with 6 beds and 7.4 baths, on .93 acre
Located in Volk Estates, this home evokes the stately manors of Europe's countryside. Designed by Ralph Duesing, it has an outdoor fireplace, pool and spa, and access to Turtle Creek.
5139 Seneca Dr. listed with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Price: $11.288 million
Stats: 16,000 square feet, with 7 beds and 6.3 baths, on 2.34 acres
This luxurious French chateau in Bluffview has a billiard room, wine tasting room, two-story office, custom elevator and spectacular infinity pool overlooking the grounds. The spa bathrooms aren't bad either.
9639 Hollow Way Rd. listed with Mathews Nichols Group
Price: $11.995 million
Stats: 14,072 square feet, with 6 beds and 7.3 baths, on 1.99 acres
Remodeled in 2005, this Preston Hollow home is surrounded by landscaped grounds with fountains, statuary and majestic trees. For convenience, there's an elevator that takes you to all three floors.
3828 Turtle Creek Dr. listed with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Price: $12.9 million
Stats: 6,717 square feet, with 3 beds and 4.2 baths, on 2.17 acres
Located along banks of Turtle Creek, this 1920s home has been restored to its Mediterranean splendor. Try to get over the fact that it has only three bedrooms and focus instead on that glorious pool.
4906 Park Ln. listed with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Price: $14 million
Stats: 10,0005 square feet, with 5 beds and 5.2 baths, on 4.95 acres
This home, situated along a tributary of Bachman Creek, has had only three owners in its 75-year lifespan. Need some landscaping inspiration? This is the place.
3800 Beverly Dr. listed with Mathews Nichols Group
Price: $14.5 million
Stats: 8,938 square feet, with 4 beds and 5.3 baths, on .845 acre
Built in 1922, this Hal Thompson Neoclassical estate sits on one of the most exclusive corners in Highland Park. The property also includes a carriage house and guest apartment.
9806 Inwood Rd. listed with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's
Price: $14.999 million
Stats: 14,139 square feet, with 6 beds and 7.3 baths, on 5.3 acres
The formerly neglected Edwardian estate was revitalized by the current owners in 2007-2008. Updates include 24-karat gold leaf on the ceilings of the entry hall and dining rooms and a Baccarat chandelier.
4009 W. Lawther Dr. listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Price: $19 million
Stats: 10,500-square-foot main house, with 5 beds and 6.1 baths, on 10 acres
In addition to the main house, Mount Vernon boasts a guest house, carriage house (car showroom, really), pool house and bowling alley. The latter was featured as a his-and-hers luxury item in the famed Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. Oh and $19 million is a steal compared to its once $32.5 million asking price.
1851 Turbeville Rd., Hickory Creek, listed with Rogers Healy & Associates
Price: $35 million
Stats: 40,000 square feet, with 6 beds and 6.8 baths, on 40 acres
Champ d'Or, that French chateau-inspired monstrosity in Denton County, is available again. It took five years and $46 million to build; it has mostly sat on the market since it was completed in 1999. It went up for auction in 2012, with a reserve of $10.3 million, and the new owners have made some updates, according to Healy.
4939 Manson Court listed with Hunter Dehn Group
Price: $29.9 million
Stats: 29,196 square feet, with 8 beds and 10 baths, on 3 acres
Once the most expensive home on the market in Dallas, this gated Preston Hollow estate was built by Mark Molthan and designed by architect Robbie Fusch. In addition to all the entertaining necessities — media room, outdoor kitchen, wet bars, pool and pool house — there is a half-regulation-sized basketball court.
5950 Deloache Ave. listed with Mathews Nichols Group
Price: $37.5 million
Stats: 15,294 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, on nearly 9 acres
Lisa Blue Baron's estate was designed by legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern, who also designed the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Architectural Digest described it as Stern's "finest pied-à-terre." There is also a private lake, tennis court and two-story guest house.
Crespi Estate listed with Douglas Newby & Associates
Price: $135 million
Stats: 42,500 square feet on 25 acres
Cinda and Tom Hicks put their Preston Hollow property on the market early last year. The home was designed by Maurice Fatio, considered one of the most important architects in New York in the 1920s, and renovated by Peter Marino. It's literally a sanctuary within the city. Take a closer look in this video.