Monday Morning Millionaire: This Beverly Drive Beauty has a Basement, Too… Loaded With Booze

Published July 31, 2012 by Candy Evans

`I LOVE Kelli and Gerald Ford’s Turkish Bath in the basement over there on Turtle Creek. But on Beverly, you can get 6550 feet with everything, and I do mean everything PLUS wine in the basement for way less than the cost of a tree-house on Turtle Creek: $2,950,000. This circa 1929 bambino was completely, lavishly remodeled and rebuilt in 2010 with huge formals, gorgeous sweeping staircase, study, family, gourmet kitchen, enormous master suite with spa bath extraordinaire, all en suite baths in each of the five bedrooms, plus media room up on the third floor with kitchenette. The yard is huge for Highland Park — .29 of an acre — and the oversized two car garage is covered with a two-bedroom, 962 square foot guest house. Best of all, on days like today in Dallas, you don’t need water, you need wine: go down to the 159 square foot wine cellar where it is nice and cool, pop open a bottle of Prosecco, and that’s the way to beat the heat.

(Either that or join me in Maine!)

This property is on a quiet stretch of Beverly Drive very near the Katy Trail. Now being marketed by the Trusler-Seale team at Briggs-Freeman-Sothebys – that’s Alex and Karla Trusler and Will Seale, good business associates and friends of Nancy Guerriero and her hubby Gerald Soloman, who own the property. Nancy just left Briggs for Dallas City Center. When she was trying to tell me that these three were MARKETING her home, I got a bit confused. But they are, says Nancy, the best. The home has been wonderfully leased by a great family for more than a year, and the sellers are also giving buyers a full pool and hardscape plan… and some very fine vino in that wine cellar for the right price. Like I said: who needs water?

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