Majesty Awaits at Dan Bois Crete, a Grand Manor in Preston Hollow
January 3rd, 2014 | by The Update
A lavish manor sits magnificently atop a ridge in Dallas’ beloved Preston Hollow. Aptly named, “Dan Bois Crete,” which means “In Wood Ridge,” the estate at 9806 Inwood Road is unmatched in grandeur and luxury. Listed for $19,500,000, with a sprawling 5.3 acres and 14,139 square feet of living space, the estate is adorned with the splendor of a royal palace.
A picturesque drive along a tranquil creek reveals a truly breathtaking facade of classic stonework and slate roof. The circular drive and Italian fountain welcome guests in dramatic style. Inside, gold leaf-accented ceilings and original brass pieces adorn the entry hall. Venetian plaster corridors wind throughout the main level, seamlessly connecting the formal seating area, casual living area and third living room, all draped in rich textures of leather, hand-scraped herringbone and marble.
Elegance meets technology throughout with an elevator, Niles audio and LiteTouch lighting systems. A hidden stairway leads to a state-of-the-art screening room and 2,200 bottle climate-controlled wine vault with humidor and tasting room. The lower level also includes a 10-car garage with six climate-controlled spaces for the automobile enthusiast.
An elegant master retreat offers a spacious sitting room and is wrapped by a screened porch and private courtyard. His-and-hers bathrooms are outfitted with heated flooring, custom built-in closets and a safe room.
Private courtyards and shaded terraces are among the many features created by renowned landscape designer, Harold Leidner, making this home ideal for the entertainer or event host.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is Dallas’ luxury real estate leader, with more than 200 agents in five offices located throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and access to the global Sotheby’s network, including more than 11,000 agents in 600 offices worldwide. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information on escapes and second homes, ranch and land, and luxury homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond, go to briggsfreeman.com.