It’s a glorious Monday morning in North Texas, the Rangers are in the World Series, it didn’t rain at Cattle Barons, I say what the H-E double hockeysticks let’s go buy us a $6 million mansion at 4215 Lakeside Drive! Face it: life in this Anton Korn designed estate is not just shouting out, but sends total fireworks to the world that you have arrived and really now have nothing else to do besides — bathe whenever you like and think about your villa in Cordoba. This home should be purchased alone for the custom marble sculpted bathtub in the master bath — to-die-for! Look at those rooms — the leopard-covered upholstery, the elegant rugs, hand-finished floors every single inch hand-crafted by Russian artisians flown in just to literally do the floors! Look at the columns, woodwork, panels, finishes — all marble, Venetian plaster, and granite. This home was built in 1923, designed by the venerable Korn who designed many elegant homes in Dallas, and was said to be the only high end architect of his day. Let’s say this: if it was an elegant, high-end home in the twenties, it had Korn’s name on it: Swiss Avenue, homes for Highland Park’s Hugh Prather, a host of homes on St. John’s, Beverly, Turtle Creek, Lakeside, Overhill and Maple Avenue. 4215 Lakeside was meticulously updated and remodeled in 1990. It is actually not a huge home, only 6023 square feet, and it has only three (huge) bedrooms, three and a half baths, three living areas and a two car garage. The exterior grounds and Grecian pool are right out of a Tuscan villa, and there is a pool house decorated to the nines in those rich, warm Italian hues. The home sits gracefully on one of the best Lakeside lots, 134 by 174, almost a half acre! Little dirt here: the owner is actually a Russian cellist who played with Yo Yo Ma for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The European influence she exerted on the home expresses her Russian background and flair. And if you see any touches of Italy, it may be from decorating pointers she picked up from another notable neighbor at their villa in Cordoba, Italy, Frances Mayes. No, the author of Under The Tuscan Sun has not moved to Lakeside, but owns the villa right next next door to this family’s Italian second home. Excuse me, villa. Asking: $6,995,000 listed with Dave Perry-Miller.
— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com