The neighborhood of Bluffview was once a dairy farm pasture, but now it is home to some of Dallas’ most desirable properties, including a French-style estate that just hit the market for just over $8.8 million.
Nestled in one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Dallas, the estate home recently listed by Allie Beth Allman & Associates can be found at 4255 Cochran Chapel Rd.
The 11,056-square-foot home sits on 2 sprawling acres, with Bachman Creek passing under a stone bridge and meandering through its picturesque landscape.
The estate home was the first built on Cochran Chapel west of Midway Road, according to award-winning local realtor Douglas Newby.
Architect Wilson Fuqua came up with the French-inspired design featuring turrets, balconies, arched outdoor terraces, and ornate indoor moldings, while builder Cy Barcus executed it in 2002.
Immense craftsmanship and care went into building the magnificent structure, which greets guests with a two-story foyer fitted with a half-spiral staircase, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
The downstairs holds a large family room, a dining room, a gourmet kitchen, and a bedroom suite, while four additional bedrooms are located upstairs alongside a game room.
Entertaining on the lower floor is a breeze, with a cozy fireplace, a well-stocked bar, and a spacious wine cellar attached to the family room. Double ovens and an oversized island in the kitchen make cooking for large crowds easy, while top-of-the-line appliances, including a built-in refrigerator, are also on hand. The kitchen comes with a large butler’s pantry for further convenience.
When done entertaining, hosts can easily retire to the primary suite, located just nearby and offering a sanctuary of comfort and relaxation. There is also a private sitting area and an attached exercise room, not to mention his and hers walk-in closets.
All of the bedrooms upstairs — accessible by staircase or elevator — are en suite, adding to the total number of six full baths and two partial baths.
Overall, the estate home captivates with its thoughtful design elements and luxurious finishes.
The grounds were designed by landscape architect Harold Leidner, putting together an impressive display from the moment visitors cross the unique bridge into the stone-laid motor court.
The outdoor amenities include a cabana offering shade and tranquility and a covered porch inviting you to bask in the gentle breeze. An outdoor kitchen makes delightful alfresco dining experiences possible, followed by a dip in an inviting pool.
A private tennis court also awaits those looking to enjoy some friendly competition.
Another recent listing from Allie Beth Allman & Associates is a $60 million French-inspired estate in Preston Hollow, as The Dallas Express reported. This property sits on over 15 acres, offering a creek, a waterfall, gardens, a greenhouse, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a 3,000-square-foot guest house.