Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News | Posted: July 18, 2014
FOR SALE: One gently used château, only two years old! It was built for one of our most astute and knowledgeable clients, who absolutely loaded it with luxury features, statuary niches, four fireplaces, secret rooms, rooftop sunning terrace, and other imaginative touches. It reposes on a huge, nearly half-acre double lot in super-exclusive Preston Hollow. With 4,908 square feet, listing for $1,349,000, the home contains 4 bedrooms plus a separate-entrance guest house with kitchenette and bath, so your house guests can come and go at their leisure.
The heart of the house is an open, informal family area consisting of a great room with fireplace, a dining room, and huge kitchen with island bar, all with vaulted and/or beamed 12-foot ceilings, each area defined by massive brick-and-stone arches nearly the width of the room. Further arches from the dining room lead into the walk-in wine cellar. This magnificent entertaining area opens out through French windows onto a covered porch, and beyond that a terraced courtyard with outdoor fireplace.
Beyond the Great Room, a corridor leads past a home planning office to the master suite with its beamed, vaulted ceiling, and luxurious bath with his and hers bays in the walk-in closet. The show-stopper here is the romantic two-way fireplace between the bedroom and the sunken Roman bath.
Heading another direction from the grand foyer, a groin-vaulted corridor leads to a breathtaking, two-story library with a carved stone Renaissance fireplace mantel, and spiral staircase up to a wrap-around bookshelf balcony. But that’s only half the story. One of the upstairs bookshelves swings aside to reveal a hidden retreat, a cognac lounge with French windows out to a private balcony.
Also upstairs is the multi-purpose leisure room, with its own secret door to the cognac lounge, and French windows out to the roomy 2nd story veranda, thence to a curving, outdoor stair up to the roof terrace. Three family bedrooms, each with bath, share the remainder of the 2nd story space with a media room/theatre.
The address on Royal Lane is fitting, for this monumental château with its enormous sculptured trees reigns over its neighborhood.
For further information regarding 7107 Royal Lane, please call 214.750.8482.