In the selling game
Rangers great Michael Young tosses University Park estate to new owner
Former Texas Rangers all-star infielder Michael Young is tossing his house on the auction block. The Hall of Fame slugger's $3.5 million, French-style estate is a stately, one-of-a-kind custom home at 3508 Bryn Mawr Dr. in University Park.
Dramatic touches like a sweeping staircase, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and beamed ceilings create a warm and luxurious space with Old World appeal in 7,715 square feet. Created by Emerson Residential in 2006, this house has five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, one half bath, a designer kitchen, expansive master suite, and lovely outdoor area with a covered patio and fireplace.
The property will be placed for no-reserve auction on Saturday, Sept. 1.
“This University Park neighborhood is just a short commute to downtown Dallas and in the attendance zone for Highland Park ISD, a major draw for many,” said Alicia Chmielewski, Elite Auctions Market Director, Southwest. “An open floorplan and luxe amenities make this home appealing for the discerning buyer.”
Young, considered one of the greatest Rangers of all time, played for the team from 2000-2012. Now retired, he works as a special assistant for the Rangers and was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in 2016.
From the custom front door of the home, created from a rich maple wood, to the slate roof, the curb appeal turns heads. Creative amenities inside include three indoor fireplaces, audio jacks connected to speakers, hand-scraped and custom patterned hardwoods floor, recirculating water heaters, and decorative lighting, to mention a few.
At the front of the house, a dramatic entryway includes a gracefully curving staircase with decorative iron balustrades and a gorgeous wood floor. Off the foyer area are the formal dining room, and formal sitting room with fireplace and coffered ceiling, and a family room, also with a one-of-a-kind fireplace, beamed ceiling, and views of the backyard through oversized windows.
A gorgeous, gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, beamed ceiling, breakfast bar seating for four, a built-in banquette, and custom cabinets that offer seemingly endless storage. Other features include a Lacanche French range and oven, pot filler, Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator-freezer, dual dishwashers, and a warmer drawer. Just off the kitchen is a keeping room with fireplace.
A bonus room with a wet bar and full bathroom has been used as a game room and promises great entertainment opportunities.
The master suite features an ensuite bathroom that offers expansive dual vanities, large walk-in marble steam shower, and a clawfoot soaking tub. Other bedrooms offer things like built-in cabinets, walk-in closets, and ensuite bathrooms. No space was overlooked for thoughtful touches.
This major-league University Park property will be auctioned onsite by Elite Auctions on September 1 at 11 am with registration beginning at 9 am The preview schedule includes these viewings:
• Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1-4 pm
• Sunday, Aug. 19, from 1-4 pm
• Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1-4 pm
• Sunday, Aug. 26, from 1-4 pm
• Friday, Aug. 31, from 1-4 pm (final preview)
Anyone interested in seeing the home should call 214-326-1875 or email Alicia@EliteAuctions.com to schedule an appointment time — you must be scheduled to view the property and private showings are available.
A version of this story originally was published on CandysDirt.com.