Great Estates, Great Escapes
June 10th, 2013 | by The Update
When your home consists of gracious rooms, rolling lawns, fabulous outdoor entertainment spaces and fun amenities such as pools and movie theaters, it’s hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere else for summer vacation. The stunning estates showcased below will keep you beautifully ensconced and well entertained all summer long.
When driving through the elaborate iron gates of the lush 5.3 acre Dans Bois Crete or “In Wood Ridge,” one immediately feels refuge from bustling downtown Dallas. Few estates in the area can claim this distinction of being a private secluded retreat with six bedroom suites, grand entertaining spaces, a 2,200 bottle wine vault, dream cinema and breathtaking landscaping Harold Leidner. Listed by Christy Berry.
This stunning home on 1.25 rolling, treed acres in Bluffview, is one of Charles Dilbeck’s finest estates featuring massive fireplaces, unique brickwork and beamed vaulted ceilings. The interior was renovated by architect Ralph Duesing. Floor to ceiling windows and French doors open to outdoor living areas and a charming guest house, temperature controlled pool, cozy alcoves and koi pond. Listed by Anne Goyer and LeeLee Gioia.
This Mediterranean home is situated on one of the prettiest streets in Highland Park. Over half an acre in size, this property combines the best of traditional character with today’s amenities. Perfect proportion, beautiful appointments, elegant fixtures, and a livable floor plan make this home a gem not often available to the market. This exceptional property incorporates the best of quality, taste, and liveability in a setting one seldom finds Listed by The Eleazer Group.
Welcome to Paris! This gorgeous home could easily be found in a luxury arrondissement. The French Regency-style home overlooks one of the most beautiful parks in Dallas, aptly named “Versailles.” Elegant spaces are detailed with beautiful, custom materials including limestone and slate floors, a stone-mantled fireplace lined with antique, herringbone brick, a groin-vaulted ceiling spa-like, his-and-her master baths. Listed by Lindy Mahoney.
This stunning, soft contemporary home in a wooded setting was created by Bodron+Fruit Architecture. It features limestone, mahogany and copper exteriors, rift cut white oak and marble floors, which compliment a sophisticated landscape. The open floor plan seamlessly connects to the exteriors, which feature a putting and chipping green, a saltwater infinity pool and spa and a mahogany lattice covered terrace. Listed by Claire Dewar.