6915 Baltimore Drive, University Park
Sometimes we bring you practical, affordable options of homes on the market available to tour in the coming weekend’s open houses.
This is not one of those times.
As the winter holidays are fast-approaching, we dared to take a peek inside the Dallas properties where we can only hope we might someday get invited to for a turkey dinner. All the trimmings are on display in this edition of Candy’s Dirt Open Houses of the Week.
The Most Expensive Listing in Dallas
The $43 million mansion at 6915 Baltimore Drive, University Park, is so lavish it’s gone up in price since we last told you about it early last year, when it was a $37.5 million spec.
Now this Volk Estates stunner is ready for a new owner to take over the six bedrooms and nine bathrooms just in time for the holidays.
Designed by architect Richard Drummond Davis, the home features exotic textiles and Bulgarian limestone.
Custom iron doors open to an oversized entry with black-and-white panda marble, a fabulous double staircase, and a chandelier that ought to be in a museum.
Just imagine the holiday parties and family gatherings you could have in this home. Guests will never want to leave the kitchen. Custom cabinetry, Azul Macaubas countertops, and blue-hued quartzite are just the beginning of this masterpiece.
African mahogany lines the walls and library shelves. There’s an exercise room, sauna, spa, safe room, 10-car garage, wine room, and movie theater. Solar panels and a groundwater tank make it an environmentally-friendly choice.
The home spans across a 1.84-acre lot with a whopping 23,688-square-foot floor plan.
Contact Realtor Diana Stewart with Allie Beth Allman & Associates for a private showing.
Luxury on Bluff Hollow Court
The new build at 9135 Bluff Hollow Court has a significantly lower price tag than our previous selection, but enough bells and whistles to garner plenty of interest from potential homebuyers this holiday season.
Listed at $3.5 million, the four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath abode in the Bluffs at Cochran Chapel boasts a stunning entry and open floor plan designed for living and entertaining.
Built by Platinum Series Homes and designed by Alice Lane Interior Design, the chef’s kitchen features rift-cut cabinetry, sub-zero Wolf appliances, a glass refrigerator, and custom millwork.
The first-floor primary suite has a resort-style bath with a large walk-in closet and access to an additional backyard patio. A large family room and dining room is perfect for a family gathering.
Other special features include a private study, exercise studio, game room and three-car garage.
Contact Realtor Katie Schortman for a private showing.
Worth Another Look
The 1909 Neoclassical home at 5116 Worth St. has been featured in this space before, but we think it warrants a second look.
Listed at $985,000, this beauty is the only house in its Old East Dallas neighborhood with demi-lune porches and balconies supported by ornate Corinthian fluted columns.
The listing highlights the home’s symmetrical facade, narrow clapboard siding, large double-hung windows, and hipped roof, indicative of the period style.
Other special features include a wide entrance hall, high ceilings, flared staircase, solid red-oak flooring, and interior millwork.
A trio of balconies and covered porches overlook the backyard pool. A pool house with a storage area, a garage with an electric car-charging station, and a built-in media center are just a few of the special features.
Guests will be stunned by the vintage architectural details, two fireplaces, two wet bars with wine coolers, and multiple living areas. A chef-designed island is the centerpiece of a spacious kitchen.
Now that’s how you throw a Thanksgiving dinner.
Realtor Lawrence Mendive with Intown Dwellings Realty is hosting an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.