Diane and Daryl Johnston Selling Dallas Home: Moose on the Loose or Finding Greener Pastures?

Published April 18, 2012 by Candy Evans

Maybe they just want a different place on the field: Daryl and Diane Johnston are selling their home at 4414 Woodfin east of Midway. The former Dallas Cowboys fullback and Fox commentator, who was a vital part of three historic Super Bowl championship teams, is asking $3,150,000 million for the clean-lined, decked-out two-story property, which was built by Sharif-Munir Custom Home Builders in 2007. It rests on .66 an acre of land.

This house could shelter a pack of moose: it’s 7,930-square-feet, with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a media room, study, game room with a kitchenette, and gorgeous gourmet kitchen with white Carrera marble counters (hand-picked by Diane) and top of the line commercial grade appliances. The master suite is downstairs with a sitting area, his & hers (marriage saving) baths, and a direct connection to the backyard, pool and patio by private French doors.

Listing agent is Allie Beth Allman. The Johnstons used to work with Jaimie Adams, now with Briggs Freeman Sothebys, who handles most NFL and Rangers stars and has been working with pitcher Yu Darvish. Prior to building this home, the Johnstons were my neighbors over at 6520 Northaven, a circa 1955 Dilbeck home on a one-plus acre corner lot they completely remodeled into 7364 square feet. Probably the nicest neighbors you could ever have, they are notorious for  throwing fun parties and including everyone. (Diane and I also built the best. haunted house. ever!)  Daryl mowed his own grass on that acre in a tractor mower. The Johnstons sold Northaven for $3,525,000 in April 2007, before they moved over to Woodfin. It was sold to Kenneth Good in March of 2007, then acquired by SB&T Assets Corp in 2010. SB&T appears to be a bank holding company of some sort, with Chris and Clay Bright as officers, which makes me suspect that the property went into foreclosure and SB&T is attempting to liquidate. But I could be wrong. Been on the market since 2008, now listed at $2,999,000. Wow, that’s not a trim, that’s the chopping block: in 2008, Della Lively had it listed at $6,500,000.






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