Great Dallas Mansions Worthy of “Great Gatsby” Status
May 9th, 2013 | by The Update
In honor of the movie adaptation of the classic novel The Great Gatsby hitting theaters today, check out these Gatsby-Worthy estate homes right here in Dallas!
“F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite writer in the world, so I have always been obsessed with The Great Gatsby. On May 9, the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio will bedazzle Dallas, and what splendid timing: There are now three Dallas homes that would have made Daisy drop her fingernail file — or at least eschew the boredom of East Egg for a wildcatter in Texas and a home with a name…”
And with an elegant name like The Dans Bois Crete Mansion, this immaculate Dallas mansion would have been the stuff of Daisy’s dreams!
“Of course, Daisy would also have loved her some Preston Hollow, especially in a French-inspired chateau overlooking the rest of the world flowing down Inwood Road. Those lights in the distance? Those are the four torchieres surrounding the lit water fountain in the front circular drive at 9806 Inwood Rd.“
“This home, dubbed Dans Bois Crete, has 14,139 square feet, with six glorious bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three half baths. The owners applied 24-karat gold leaf to the ceilings of the entry hall and dining rooms, and there is a Baccarat chandelier. Besides, that blue velvet-paneled theater would be a great place to pre-screen Hollywood hits.”
“The Venetian-plastered walls, coffered ceilings, and marble and wood floors scream elegance, in much the same way Gatsby’s shirts did. The main part of the mansion includes arched glass French doors, a gaming room with adjacent bar, a paneled library of imported mahogany, a master retreat with attached screened-in porch, and multiple sitting rooms and studies.”
“The outdoor environment was designed by renowned Dallas landscape designer Harold Leidner, and it includes an outdoor kitchen with a full fryer. Not that Daisy cooks.” Keep reading this article from Candy Evans on Culture Map.
Click here to see more on the Dans Bois Crete Mansion, listed by D Best Realtor Christy Berry with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Here are a few more Dallas mansions full of Great Gatsby-style luxury: