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June 10th, 2013 | by The Update
Dans Bois Crete Mansion at 9806 Inwood Road in Preston Hollow - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's homes for sale in Dallas - backyard pool

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.

The Dans Bois Crete Mansion at 9806 Inwood Road in Preston Hollow

Dans Bois Crete Mansion at 9806 Inwood Road in Preston Hollow - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's homes for sale in Dallas - exterior 1

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.

4731 Wildwood Road in Bluffview

4731 Wildwood Read, Bluffview - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas - backyard pool

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.

3821 Beverly Drive in Highland Park

3821 Beverly Drive in Highland Park - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas -- pool

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.

4441 S. Versailles Avenue in Highland Park

4441 S Versailles Avenue, Highland Park - a Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale, Update Dallas 0

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.

4610 Wildwood Road in Bluffivew

4610 Wildwood Road in Bluffview - homes for sale in Dallas Fort Worth, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's - backyard patio 2

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.

Extraordinary homes and extraordinary people create great neighborhoods. Go to briggsfreeman.com to see luxury homes for sale in the DFW area.

Click here to see more beautiful homes for sale in top DFW neighborhoods from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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