This $29.5 Million Dollar Dallas Estate Makes the Grade!

    Posted by Vanessa  |  August 20, 2012  |  10:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Home Stats

    10.5 acre, 5-bedroom, 10-bath Dallas Mt. Vernon landmark estate

    Price

    $29,500,000

    Back to school, back to school,  to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool…” Although many kids would rather be home watching school classics like Billy Madison today, it’s back to school they go as a new school year begins for many students across the country!

    Even though this time of year may bring back those back-to-school blues, little do students realize, that their parents probably jumped through hoops to get Junior into the best school district possible – and more likely than not, this involved a house hunt and a big move before he or she turned 5 years old.

    In the spirit of learning and moving for a good school, we are shining our Luxe Living lens on Dallas, TX – home of America’s best public high school. Recently, US World News & Report ranked The School for the Talented and Gifted the top public high school in the nation and awarded it a gold ranking for its test scores, awards, school data and teaching staff– all of which are said to foster the best well rounded, college-ready students.

    For parents in the Great State of Texas who love a little glitter in their lives, that’s good news. From what we hear, Dallas is a growing luxury real estate destination with its downtown area emerging as an up-and-coming tech hub and its flourishing restaurant and shopping scene reeling in the big spenders. With an average listing price of $502,534, it’s on the high end of the real estate scale and this featured $29.5 million, 10.5 acre, 5-bedroom and 10-bath Dallas Mt. Vernon landmark sure does its part to bring up the average.

    This old-world style property offers historical charm with a splash of modern renovation. Dark hardwoods line the floors, and crown molding can be found in the study with fireplace and built-in library, bringing the property’s antique personality to life. The three-level open floor plan allows for plenty of natural light throughout and can be enjoyed in any part of the home. The renovated kitchen offers an extra large center island and is surrounded by dark wooden cabinets and a lovely brick arch over a stainless steel stove.

    A large heated pool, putting green, lighted tennis courts, and 4-lane bowling center with mini diner allow for a hardworking Dallas student to sit back and relish in a fabulous Texan escape right in the comfort of their own home. When hitting the books, one can catch up on some reading on a lovely country-style porch overlooking the 10.5 acre grounds or in one of the many cozy studies with built-in fireplaces.

    Additional luxe amenities include an elevator, 2-story guesthouse, wine storage, 16-car garage and outdoor entertainment area with gazebo, two fireplaces and pizza oven.

      Britney Spears’ New Rumored Thousand Oaks Home

      Posted by Vanessa  |  December 9, 2011  |  9:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

      Britney Spears

      Thousand Oaks, Ca.

      Most Known For

      World famous pop princess

      Home Stats

      10,000 square foot, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath estate

      Price

      $8,900,000 / $25,000 a month

      OOPS! Has Britney done it again? The crystal ball-seeing Hollywood rumor mill has whispered to us that Britney is once again relocating– this time moving on to a 10,000 square foot, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath estate in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Brit Brit is not only famous for being America’s famous pop princess, but also for leasing her mcmansions. In recent years, Spears has leased two properties – one in Calabasas, Ca. and most recently in Hidden Hills, Ca.Property records show her new Thousand Oaks 1.8-ish acre home was once for sale for $8.9M, however  was last recently available for lease at $25,000 per month. A possible hint as to what Ms. Spears may be coughing up now.

      According to The Real Estalker, Britney and the kids have been planning to move to suburbia for a couple weeks now and have finally settled on bringing the circus to the exclusive guard-gated golf community of Sherwood Country Club. Located about 35 miles North of Hollywood, this private, world famous country club community is home to 18-hole champion Jack Nicklaus and tennis pro Pete Sampras who’s currently looking for a buyer. Anyone interested in being Britney’s new neighbor?

      The Mediterranean style digs feature panoramic views of the Sherwood Country Club Golf Course with an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and cabana amidst breathtaking views of the Santa Monica mountains. All 10,000 square feet is made up of old country charm with elegant wood structuring throughout its two floors. The dining area offers a gourmet kitchen with all upscale amenities including stain steel appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. The property goes on to feature huge living and family rooms, an all wood-paneled library, a game room/entertainment center with home theater and pub, and an at-home gym. For the little ones, a huge grass play area can be found outside – perfect for play dates and birthday charades.

       

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