There's a new most expensive house for sale in Dallas: Debbie and John Tolleson (of the wealth management firm that bears his name) have listed their home at 6767 Hunters Glen Dr. for $39 million. It sits on one of the area’s largest lots — 2.8 acres — and it has seen quite the evolution.
The Tollesons purchased the home in 1991 and, in 1993, snapped up the property next door, incorporating it into the ongoing remodel they were doing. The property as it stands today clocks in at an impressive 16,748 square feet, and that includes the main house with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, three half baths, and various other secondary structures. Two more bedrooms and another bathroom exist in a suite over the main garage, which is also attached to the house.
In case you’re wondering what nearly $40 million gets you, trust us, it’s even more impressive than whatever you’re currently imagining. How about two spas; tennis and volleyball courts; a putting green; a one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 670-square-foot guest house, complete with a fireplace and a back-up generator in case of a power outage; a 220-square-foot green house; a master closet for her with hidden keypad lock control; and a soaking tub with padded shoulder rests in the master bath.
Best of all, there is a 2,594-square-foot, stone-floored party pavilion (think ballroom) anchored by fireplaces at each end. The wine cellar and commercial-grade kitchen under the party pavilion ensure that the next party you throw — like a fundraiser to, say, build a presidential library like George W. Bush’s (yes, this is where that happened) — will undoubtedly go down as a success.
And that doesn’t even include the one-of-a-kind features scattered throughout the house. There’s the antique hand-forged chandelier that actor Errol Flynn swung from in the 1935 film The Three Musketeers. Above one of the fireplaces is antique millwork from an understudy of 17th-century Dutch-British sculptor Grinling Gibbons. (His work can be found in Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, among other places.)
All three staircases in the main house have custom balustrades; the ceiling in the study boasts beams with gold medallions; and there’s even a solarium with a Cole Smith-designed metal leaf retractable cover (one of two retractable roof covers on the house, we might add), should the hot Texas sun beat down on you too severely.
Truly, we could keep going, but at this point, you get the picture. It’s fancy.
The home is listed by Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.