Beauty (and More Bars) on Bordeaux: You Can Never Be Too Thin, Too Rich, or Have Too Many Fireplaces…

Published September 12, 2012 by Candy Evans

Our Monday Morning Millionaire extravaganza continues — we are so lucky! We have seen what $7 million buys on Bordeaux, now see what a WEE bit less buys. Value, darling, value. 4430 Bordeaux is simply a beautiful home on an extra huge Highland Park lot: 105 x 153. Wowser! Formals are spacious and you get — count ‘em — no less than seven indoor fireplaces, all with imported marble mantels. The floorplan is God’s answer to entertaining, both inside and out, and everywhere you look is gorgeous wood paneling, elegant moldings, perfect millwork and wood beams, even on the third floor.
Walk into the entry with the curved staircase and formals off the central hall. From the living room you trangress to the family room with it’s view of the landscaped back yard. The graphic says “better than perfect”, and I have to agree. (I’m also stealing that line, Miss Rogers!) I am a sucker for Pennsylvania bluestone. If I could, I’d drive up to Philly or Lancaster or wherever it is they get it and haul it back to Dallas, as much as I could haul. Get this: there is a hidden wet bar for the outdoor living room, this in addition to a wet bar a huge entertaining wet bar in the front hallway. Two wetbars on the first floor — told you this is a fun house! The kitchen: loaded. Three ovens, 6 burner Viking, griddle, warming drawer, two dishwashers, two sinks. Your views as you whip up a souffle or omelet are of the breakfast room and the saltwater pool in the glorious yard. These are wonderful, so easy on the skin and eyes and great for swimmers with allergies. There is a SECOND outdoor entertaining area — I may have to resort to abbreviations in this home –FP for fireplace, BR for bar, and OEA for outdoor entertaining area.
Next to see is the second floor master suite, with a FP of course (I’ve lost count) and a beautiful his and her bath with closets the size of DFW. Get this: HER bath is so large you could slip in a chaise longue and a massage table. HIS has a steam room and heated towel bar, which I think should be standard in any home. There are three more ensuite bedrooms on plaza two, a fifth bedroom and living area on plaza three. Now we cannot run downstairs for our Veuve, no we cannot. So we have conveniently another bar in the upstairs hallway! As if you are not already calling Curtis Movers, there is a three car garage and a darling wine room tucked into the garage — fully cool, of course. Brilliant spot and who would have thunk it? Guest quarters above the three-car garage with full quarters for a housekeeper or SMU student, just don’t tell them they are sleeping over a million dollar wine collection! The home was built in 1985 and boasts 7,646 square feet, a four car garage, as genuinely Highland Park as a Belle. Asking $3,100,000.

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