This House Is Bonkers
Here’s the kind of ostentatious abode you can buy for $3 million in Frisco
A magnificent English Tudor estate that’s super close to the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters is perfect for a football star who wants to have a luxurious, well-appointed home in one of Frisco’s most prestigious communities.
First, let’s soak in the curb appeal. The expertly manicured garden is full of mounding perennials and perfectly shaped topiaries. That colorful screening gives way to a cobblestone driveway, which then leads to a walkway flanked by iron lions, guarding the arched entryway of this brick and stone mansion inside Starwood Spanish Oaks Estates.
Inside this home, the grandeur and majesty just don’t let up. It’s full of antiques, plush carpets and opulent curtains. The walls are covered in glossy wood paneling, and the floors sport beautiful honeyed hues. You’ll enjoy frescoes and murals, chandeliers dripping with crystal, and stately coffered ceilings. Of course, as you’d expect, all of the trim and cabinetry has been antiqued to perfection.
There are so many fabulous details in this home, like the hidden door in the study (and a lion rug!), the 16th-century carved doors from a Mayan castle anchored over the entryway, or the two custom hydraulic lifts inside the climate-controlled six-car garage. Everything in this home has been hand-selected for the highest standards and assembled in the most visually pleasing way. Even if you’re not a fan of silk and velvet swag curtains, Persian rugs or hand-carved furniture, you can surely appreciate these amazing, eye-catching details.
The listing at 5009 Spanish Oaks is offered by Ebby Halliday Realtor Stacey Boyd for $2,999,000 and includes 8,157 square feet of opulent interiors on two-thirds of an acre. There are five bedrooms, five full and three half baths, seven fireplaces, six living areas, two dining areas, and a gorgeous backyard retreat complete with an air-conditioned treehouse wired for media.
The kitchen boasts painted and antiqued custom cabinetry; a Jenn-Air six-burner, double-oven range; a Sub-Zero refrigerator; travertine floors; and a custom range hood. Plus there’s that beautiful copper apron sink with matching faucet. There’s a coffee bar, butler’s pantry, a pot filler and gorgeous stone counters that are perfectly matched to the cabinetry.
The living room is so richly appointed, with a huge bank of windows that lights the room and really shows off the towering antique mantel that surrounds the stone fireplace. Exposed beams above add a little bit more drama to the room, not that it was ever wanting for drama in the first place.
The downstairs master suite is large, although not terribly imposing; the bay window and fireplace make it feel quite grand. The master bath was recently updated with travertine, a new jetted tub, separate shower and an enormous walk-in closet. You can also access the patio from the master bath, which is perfect for rinsing off after having a dip in the backyard pool.
The upstairs suite is just saccharine, complete with a hand-painted ceiling mural, rose-patterned carpet, a crystal chandelier with pink accents and a window seat for daydreaming. The en-suite bath has pink cabinets and an antique soaking tub.
Additional spaces include a living room with a built-in kitchenette, which functions as another parlor or living area; two upstairs game rooms; and a media room with a 93-inch cinema screen.
The backyard is absolutely divine, though, with a multilevel pool and spa, a lovely gazebo, and rockslide. There’s also an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, pizza oven and plenty of room to enjoy a cold beverage and close friends. And, of course, there’s that amazing landscaping and incredible treehouse. We couldn’t imagine a better home for an NFL star.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.