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10000 Hollow Way Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

 

Historic 25-Acre Estate in the Heart of Dallas

Description

 

Bedrooms: 7

Full Baths: 9

Partial Baths: 4

Living Area: 27,092 sqft

Lot Size: 25 acres

Neighborhood: Preston Hollow

 

Amenities

Garage, Garden, Pool, Sauna, Tennis Courts.

 

Appliances

Range/Oven, Refrigerator.

 

Interior Features

Bar, Cathedral/Vaulted/Trey Ceiling, Exposed Beams, Hot Tub/Jacuzzi/Spa, Marble Counter Tops, Tile Counter Tops, Tile Floors, Wood Floors.

 

Rooms

Exercise Room, Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Foyer, Game Room, Guest House Separate, Home Theatre, Laundry Room, Library, Living Room, Office.

 

Exterior Features

Barbecue, Fireplace/Fire Pit, Terrace.

 

View

Wooded.

 

Description

 

Tucked behind wrought iron gates in the exclusive Mayflower Estates of Preston Hollow is perhaps the most impressive and architecturally significant private estate in the country. Walnut Place, the breathtaking limestone mansion designed in 1938 by world-renowned architect Maurice Fatio, was his final, definitive work – a lasting tribute to a bygone era of artistry and craftsmanship that shaped every detail of this irreplaceable residence.

The home was commissioned by – and served as a luxurious outpost for – the Italian Count Pio Crespi, who had been sent to Dallas to oversee his family’s cotton empire. Host to Presidents, celebrities and far-flung dignitaries, the Count entertained guests in a lavish silver-leafed Art Deco bar room and a stunning library paneled in 19th century Italian walnut and burl.

The original property, which included the main house and 12 acres, remained in the Crespi family until 1997. When the current owners acquired it, they began a meticulous restoration and expansion which took nearly 3 years and as many as 250 designers, builders and artisans – including renowned Dallas builder John Sebastian, noted New York architect Peter Marino and London landscape architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd.

After careful acquisition of several surrounding parcels, the property has doubled in size and now includes 25 acres of prime Preston Hollow real estate – valued at nearly $2 million per acre. Today, it is the largest single residential property in central Dallas, with the city’s bustling downtown, uptown and Arts District a mere 8 minutes away.

In addition to a greatly expanded 28,000+ square foot residence, the estate includes a three story guest house, a separate three bedroom “Family Home” with separate entrance, a massive recreation complex with expansive outdoor living area, tennis court, several greenhouses, rose and vegetable gardens and extensive landscaping on a wooded, creek side lot that is simply unmatched in the area.

 

The compound contains a two-story guesthouse, caretaker’s home and a helicopter pad., Designed in 1938 by world-renowned architect Maurice Fatio, The ground floor also contains a spacious conservatory with a soaring dome, radiant heated floors and two fireplaces., CEO-sized office suite with built in televisions, plus a separate service wing with two apartments., 4 additional ensuite bedrooms, along with a project room and a fully equipped gym with sauna, steam room and massage room., The main residence also includes a full basement level with walk in safe and freezer, a felt-lined silver room, a home theatre and extensive storage., Recreation Complex has a sports bar and a state-of-the-art private theatre (including concession stand) with luxurious leather seating for 19., Approaching the residence from the front gates on Hollow Way Drive is a winding private drive traversing roughly 15 acres of grassy meadows dotted with trees., Visiting waterfowl greet you at the front pond just a short stroll from the main residence., Specially created for an active and large sporting family, the outdoor recreation areas include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, plus lighted tennis and basketball courts., The house is sited to take full advantage of the extensive grounds with expansive views from virtually every room., Towards the north end is a spectacular oasis of shade trees and a wandering stream that winds through the property, tumbling over rocks and flowing year-round under gracefully arched rock bridges and stepping stones., An abundance of wildlife, from majestic birds of prey to fox, coyote and the occasional bobcat give nature-loving spectators a rare treat – only eight miles from downtown Dallas., Expanded and renovated 2000 -2003 by Dallas builder John Sebastian.

 

Main Residence

 

Approaching the front entrance from the gravel-lined motor court, the imposing limestone façade looms before you – a stunning testament to the beautiful proportions and timeless materials found throughout the home. The double hung foyer with sweeping staircase and original polished marble floors offers a first glimpse of the exquisite interior awaiting you.

 

A large, elegant formal living room anchors the main floor, with windows and doors on three sides, leading out to an adjoining loggia. The formal dining room features dark ebony-stained oak flooring in a classic chevron pattern, expertly contrasted against high-gloss, lacquer-finished walls with ornamental plaster accents.

 

Two of the home’s most spectacular rooms are also on the main floor: The bar room is a throwback to an age of Art Deco elegance, with silver-leafed walls and original cabinetry, creating a sleek and sophisticated glamour and atmosphere. The Library is a showplace of custom cabinetry and classic design by architect Peter Marino. The 1820’s French paneling burnished to a warm caramel color is a refined backdrop yet feels comfortable for reading, working or relaxing.

 

The generously proportioned French kitchen features 17th Century Delft Manganese tiles purchased at auction, along with custom glass door cabinets with interior linen curtains, and antique French terra cotta tile flooring. The workspace includes two sinks, four ovens and a ten-foot LaCorneu range.

 

The ground floor also contains a spacious conservatory with a soaring dome, radiant heated floors and two fireplaces. There’s also an elegant paneled office suite with built in televisions and fireplace, plus a separate service wing with two apartments.

 

On the second floor, the roughly 3,000 square foot master bedroom suite opens to an expansive terrace offering a commanding view of the guest house, outdoor living areas and beautifully landscaped grounds. His and Her bath suites are richly appointed – His with Honduran Mahogany and bookend marble and Hers with beautiful handmade doors with mercury glass window panels. There are 2 additional bedroom suites with sitting areas an ensuite baths, suitable for a large extended family or numerous guests.

 

The third floor’s dormer windows and pitched ceilings hug the roofline and create a sense of intimacy and comfort. On this level are two additional ensuite bedrooms, along with a project room and a fully equipped gym with sauna, steam room and massage room.

The main residence also includes a full basement level with walk in safe and freezer, a felt-lined silver room, a home theatre and extensive storage.

 

Recreation Complex

 

This newer addition beautifully echoes the lines and proportions of the main house, adding an element of rustic informality that’s perfect for entertaining on a grand scale. It starts with a covered outdoor living area adjacent to the Olympic-sized swimming pool. Inside, a soaring timber beamed ceiling floats above the castle-sized game room anchored by a massive carved stone fireplace and Texas limestone floors.

 

The building also features a separate guest suite, a full-service commercial stainless steel kitchen, five bathrooms, changing, shower and laundry rooms and spa area to complete the resort experience.

 

In addition, the entire lower level is dedicated to fun, food and recreation – with a sports bar and a state-of-the-art private theatre (including concession stand) with luxurious leather seating for 19.

 

Guest Residence

Expertly complementing the main residence is the more intimate guest house, featuring two well-appointed bedroom suites, a large sitting room, dining room, full kitchen and office. Perfect for relaxation or work the home is carefully sited at the edge of a lovely year-round stream that wanders through the property. Shielded from the Texas summer sun by a grove of shade trees, this urban oasis is just a stone’s throw from the main house and Recreation Complex.

 

Grounds

Approaching the residence from the front gates on Hollow Way Drive is a winding private drive traversing roughly 15 acres of grassy meadows dotted with trees. Visiting waterfowl greet you at the front pond just a short stroll from the main residence.

 

Suddenly, the main house appears, rising amidst an alee of magnolia trees on both sides of a formal motor court. The house is sited to take full advantage of the extensive grounds with expansive views from virtually every room.

 

Specially created for an active and large sporting family, the outdoor recreation areas include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, plus lighted tennis and basketball courts.

 

Towards the north end is a spectacular oasis of shade trees and a wandering stream that winds through the property, tumbling over rocks and flowing year-round under gracefully arched rock bridges and stepping stones. An abundance of wildlife, from majestic birds of prey to fox, coyote and the occasional bobcat give nature-loving spectators a rare treat – only eight miles from downtown Dallas.

 

Property Details

 

Overall Description

Original home designed and built in 1939 by Swiss architect Mario Fatio. Expanded and renovated 2000 -2003 by Dallas builder John Sebastian.

 

Main Residence

27,092 square feet of living space
14-foot ceilings on first and second floors
Separate service wing with 2 staff apartments
Acoustic ceilings for sound control
Lutron lighting - interior and exterior
Integrated audio speakers throughout
CCTV security system

 

Guest Residence

3,347 square feet of living space
Full kitchen, dining, living room and office
Two full guest suites 

 

Recreation Complex

4,836 square feet for living and entertaining
Full-sized commercial stainless catering kitchen
Includes 5 baths, changing, spa and laundry areas
Full guest quarters
19-seat movie theatre on lower level 

 

Family House and Apartment

Accessed through second gated entry
Full kitchen and bar
3 Bedroom, 4.1 Bath
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment above garage 

 

Exterior Features

25 acres of woods, meadows, pond and year-round creek
Olympic-sized swimming pool with spa
Outdoor living area with fireplace and BBQ pit
Lighted tennis and basketball courts
Seven car garage
Lighted Helipad
Greenhouse, rose gardens and vegetable garden
Deep water well for irrigation

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