Once CandysDirt.com is up and running, we plan a regular sweet treat/tweet for you every Friday: sneak peaks at the best open houses in town. Check out some of the best House Candy in town:
Open 3 to 5 pm this Sunday: 4686 Meadowood, listed by Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sothebys. If you don’t know this street, you do not know where class really lives in Dallas. Beverly Drive is, well, ok. Park Lane has it’s hills and valleys. But Meadowbrook is where you really want to be once you’ve made it. We almost bought a home on this street eons ago when it was actually affordable. That puppy is now long gone and a 14,000 mansion in it’s place. Speaking of, 4686 Meadowood screams — no, whispers, Old Preston Hollow. Old World European charm is everyone plus land, 1.55 acres. Wonderful design lets you feast your eyes on the backyard once you open the front doors, lading you to the backyard, pool & private pond beyond. The environment combines to create a breathtaking blend of architecture & nature. Inside, exquiaite French finish out such as antique marble fireplaces, custom ceilings, grand master suite, and lots of space for living & entertaining. You can cancel any trips to France — besides, dollar’s not doing so well — get French country gardens right here without subjecting yourself to an 8 hour flight. You’ve got over 11,000 square feet built in 1985, all the needed rooms — seven bedrooms, 8 and a half baths, four car garage, listed for $3,700,000 which is honestly a very good deal.
Designed by Robbie Fusch and built in 2000 by Epic Homes, this comfortable residence has nearly 6,400 square feet of living space and features 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 1 half-bath, formals, a large family room that opens to the gourmet kitchen and cheerful breakfast room, a private study, media/game room and a 3-car attached garage. Classic, workable floor-plan: arched, solid, thick wood door opens to the tiled foyer with formals on either side. The family room with a fireplace opens to the breakfast room and well-appointed kitchen with antiqued cabinetry, granite countertops, tumbled mosaic backsplash, a large center island with a vegetable sink and high-end stainless-steel appliances, including a 6-burner Viking range, additional wall oven and Bosch dishwasher. A butler’s pantry and walk-in wet bar also serves this area. Study and comfortable master suite with a sumptuous bath and a walk-in closet on first level.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, each with its own bath and walk-in closet, and the media/game room. Enhancing the interior are my to-die-for wide-plank hand-scraped hardwood floors, deep crown moldings, rich granite and unique marble, plantation shutters, custom textures and faux finishes and exquisite fixtures. 149 deep by 113 wide lot framed by mature trees, Britton and Associates grounds with perennial gardens, two stone-lined ponds with a waterfall, stone walkways and an outdoor living patio with beamed arbor, fireplace and built-in grill. Priced extremely well at $1,349,000 — couldn’t replace it at that price.