Celebrity Real Estate
Pro golfer Hunter Mahan's Preston Hollow pad impresses sporty house hunters
On the celebrity home front, pro golfer Hunter Mahan and his wife, Kandi, have put their Preston Hollow pad on the market. Like another pricey Dallas listing, 4939 Manson Court, this love nest is the handiwork of premium homebuilder Mark Molthan. Asking price? $9.5 million, just under the cutoff for our recent roundup of the most expensive homes for sale right now in Dallas.
Intrepid real estate contributor Candy Evans recently toured this 16,655-square-foot estate, which features five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, and a slew of amenities you’d expect in a pro athlete’s abode — as well as a few you wouldn’t.
For starters, you enter the property through a stone-crested loggia that overlooks a courtyard and fountain. To the left is a guest casita replete with huge bed and luxurious bathroom, of course, but also a sink, fridge and microwave. The setup is more like a boutique hotel than standard guest room. And, at this price point, it had better be.
Downstairs is the man cave, with a gym and golf simulator, which presumably stays with the house. Below that level is a basketball court.
Once inside, the grand foyer leads to a magnificent staircase, which takes you to both the basement and the second floor. (More on those later.) On this floor is a study, which is really more of a trophy room for Hunter. On the way to the dining room is a glass-enclosed wine cellar — to whet the appetite, perhaps — but Evans was more impressed with the translucent photographic art glass by Weil Studios that takes up an entire wall.
The spacious kitchen boasts plenty of cabinet space, marble countertops and farmhouse sink, zinc Wolf range hood, and Walker-Zanger tile backsplash. Reclaimed beams provide a nice contrast with the modern amenities, and Kandi was smart to install pedal faucets for that beautiful sink.
Off the kitchen is a casual family room, then a more formal family room filled with furnishings from Scott+Cooner. Molthan told Evans that the casual family room was originally meant to be a game room, but the Mahans just love spending time there, perhaps because of the big-screen TV.
The family room opens to the outdoors, and electric retractable screens on the patio extend the “indoor” living space and protect everyone from those pesky mosquitos. In addition to the “orgasmic” pool, there is a grill room, which is exactly what it sounds like: a special room just for grilling, with A/C, Vent-a-Hood beer fridge, and counter and sink for prep.
The master bedroom also has access to the pool and spa area. But you may not want to go outdoors when there is a sitting area with large-screen TV and spectacular linear glass fireplace. The master bath is to-die-for, thanks to a vessel bathtub surrounded by more Weil translucent art panels, this time depicting cherry blossoms. The master closet has a unique sitting area with marble counter, mirror, sink, fridge and makeup bar.
The rest of the bedrooms — three of them — are upstairs, as well as another sitting area. The walnut flooring from downstairs has been continued up there.
Downstairs is the man cave, where Hunter works out with weights and machines. The training room has glass garage doors that open to the courtyard, and there is also a golf simulator, which presumably stays with the house.
The 12-car subterranean garage contains water and air hoses and a wall mural replicating Augusta, Georgia. But wait. There’s more: Below this is yet another level with a basketball court.
So is this home too customized? Not really, says listing agent Cameron H. Holland.
“The qualified activity has astounded me,” he told Evans. His website has already generated two showings from overseas, including one potential buyer from Japan who flew in just to see the home. Several Mexican nationals — who play golf — also are interested, as are several sports stars.
The potential buyers appear to love the jet-setter location too — the Creeks of Preston Hollow is uniquely accessible to two private jet ports at Love Field and Addison — and the gated community is seriously secure.