Home of former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks is new most expensive home for sale in the United States. If you thought it’s luxury mansion in New York or San Francisco, you’re wrong. The Crespi-Hicks Estate, one-of-a-kind house, which was listed for $135 million is actually in Dallas. Designed in 1939 by renowned architect Maurice Fatio for Italian Count Pio Crespi, who came to the United States to head up the American leg of his wealthy family’s cotton empire, this house is an architectural beauty with ties to European royalty.
Among the home’s luxury amenities are an 18th century French royal marble mantelpiece in its master bedroom, a a library paneled in 19th-century Italian walnut and burl, a main kitchen tiled in 10th-century Dutch Delft manganese tiles, marble staircase, formal study, a mirrored art-deco bar room, and an exercise room.
The pool house boasts an outdoor living room and kitchen, an indoor catering kitchen, an extensive game room, and a high-tech home theater.
There are also a tennis court, several greenhouses, a tree house, rose and vegetable gardens, ponds, creeks and dense greenery, as well as a second hidden driveway entrance onto the property.
Tom Hicks, who once owned baseball’s Texas Rangers and who Forbes magazine said was worth $1.4 billion in 2008, bought this property some 16 years ago. He hired architect Peter Marino to restore it. The process reportedly took nearly a decade and as much as $100 million.
This Crespi-Hicks Estate was notably the last residential creation of acclaimed architect Maurice Fatio before his death back in year 1943.
Douglas Newby of Douglas Newby & Associates has the listing.