Weekend Open House Nirvana: As Long As You Have to be in Hot Dallas, Go Check Out The Country Club. Hottest Bargain in Old Preston Hollow

Published August 20, 2011 by Candy Evans

Attention sharpest real estate shoppers: opportunity is knocking big time for a wise real estate investor over here at 9422 Alva Court, in the honeypot of Old Preston Hollow. In fact, I feel like I am having deja vue: we bought in Old Preston Hollow when the market was about as low as it is now. OK, maybe it was even lower in the ’80s. But we bought this primo Blue Chip real estate in THEE BEST LOCATION and HELD ON. Sold it ten years later at a profit.

The same fate awaits you with this home, in my humble opinion, if you are not too antsy.  You are getting location with a capital L, a home planted on more than 1-acre on a secluded, prestigious Preston Hollow street of very few homes. This is the street where Norman and Cindy Brinker lived, where Janie and Cappy McGarr built their dream home and if I am not mistaken, sold to T. Boone Pickens and his new bride. Alva Court in Dallas, Texas, offers a prime opportunity for more than a name-dropper street. It’s a jaw dropper. Little wonder with all the mature trees, a backyard that has been turned into paradise and a veritable country club. Features include pool, tennis court and ample green space for Bocce Ball or frolicking. Another plus: I like the way the spacious, hard-wood floored entryway offers vast views of the backyard, pool and tennis court right from the get-go. You’ve got windows everywhere, in every room, taking in the views. You’ve got a loaded kitchen with granite counters, nice appliances. Game room has a wet  bar, a fireplace and, what do you know, another wall of glass. Master suite is downstairs with two full baths opening to a sunroom and sitting room with  fireplace.

Honestly, this reminds me of the Pebble Beach Spa where I had a massage this afternoon!

Now I am not sure what is going on with the walls in the foyer, but there is almost nothing fresh wallpaper cannot fix, and besides. Wallpaper is back in style. Asking: $2,695,000 and listed by Dave Perry-Miller.


— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com