For the first time in over 50 years, an estate on Turtle Creek Boulevard in Dallas is on the market. Represented by agents Jeanne Shelton and Doug Shelton of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the property is priced at $14.6 million.
The Dallas estate located at 7037 Turtle Creek Boulevard sits on a .88-acre lot in Volk Estates. This enclave in the heart of University Park is considered the most exclusive neighborhood in Dallas. Its wide streets, broad acreage, and architectural splendor attract celebrity-type neighbors who lead in both business and philanthropy.
Built in 1939 and spanning almost 12,000 square feet, the building — recently renovated by architects Wilson Fuqua and Wilson McClure — projects the very definition of English Eclectic style: wide windows, terrazzo and hardwood floors, beautiful hedges, and a classically pitched roof.
The mansion’s interior has been beautifully preserved. Many of its features and furniture are in keeping with the home’s historic and classic origins, while modern electric and design features add a more “homey” feel.
One thing that cannot be overlooked inside the home is the attention to detail, as seen in the slight spiral in the solid-oak main staircase, the polish in the hardwood floors, and the intricate patterns along each door frame that mark the entrance to each room.
On the other hand, the grounds outside of the walls are not something to overlook. Two verandas span the perimeter of the home — one with an alfresco fireplace — which boasts majestic trees, azalea bushes, hydrangea bushes, two fountains, and a square swimming pool with an integrated spa, all edged with limestone from Texas’ own Lueders.
The estate consists of six bedrooms with six attached baths, plus an additional bathroom. There is also a three-car garage with an apartment above it.
As if that were not enough, the modern kitchen featuring white-marble countertops and white-marble wall paneling presents a spacious and clean environment to entertain in. Also featured in the house is a family room with a fireplace, a music room, an office, a safe room, a playroom, an elevator, a utility room with a pet suite, and a game room with a snack bar.
Only time will tell how long this gem remains on the market, despite the recent lag in the number of home sales in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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