Rippling side of Waiea facing the Pacific Ocean

For the second year in a row, the minute I leave town, Candy decides to throw parties in Dallas’ most expensive and storied digs.  Last month it was Deion Sanders’ Collin County mega-mansion and Walnut Place’s walk down the auction catwalk and into Mehrdad Moayedi’s hands for $36 mil.  Well I’ve had enough. This year, I fought back!  First was Sammy Hagar’s Maui retreat, then Fleetwood Mac alum John McVie’s Diamond Head estate, and now …

Welcome to Waiea where two penthouses kiss the Pacific Ocean for a combined $71 million.  It was here that we met Erik Hinshaw of Hawai’i Life Realtors to view these two staggering properties (the same Hawai’ian Life featured on HGTV).  We?  Yes, coincidentally, Dallas high-rise Queen Sharon Quist with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was in town poking around with a client and joined me on the tour.

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Trading on up?

So this is not confirmed, but here’s what I think has been going on. Jerry (Jerral) Jones Jr. and Lori Lemon own 4301 Beverly Drive, a gorgeous 6906 square footer built in 1998, highly customized by the first owner, Jimmy Bishop, and once owned by Kim Schlegel. Well, that house is now plumb empty and not on the market.  I have heard that is because Jerry has purchased 4236 Bordeaux, that stunning masterpiece by builder Jeffry Gilbert that Erin Mathews has had listed since about March 22, 2010. That home — oh I have written about it many times, and been in there, it is just perfection — is 14,170 square feet ( 6 bedrooms! 8 full baths! 4 half baths! 4 stories!) and was originally priced at $13, 450,000. Last listing price was — are you ready? — $8,975,000 and you KNOW there was some negotiating. So Jerry et al is, I think, moving on up to Bordeaux — his Beverly home is appraised by DCAD at $2,976,000. Boy oh boy I hope he doesn’t get a heart attack when he gets his new tax statement on Bordeaux, on the rolls at $6,746,777: $132,124 and two cents. In the trade, builder Jeff gets 4301 Beverly.

Did someone say something about an NFL Lockout?

Jerry Jones new digs???