The Southwest’s premiere estate that has hosted presidents, world-acclaimed celebrities and international decision makers on its palatial grounds has been listed on sale for $37,5 million. The masterpiece by legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern, the estate was built in 1997. “Architectural Digest” described it as Stern’s “finest pied-à-terre.” The 8,9 acres property comes with a private lake, an abundance of terraces and gardens, a tennis court with a shaded viewing area and a two-story guest house with its own two car-garage and porte-cochère. The main house, an “English Regency sifted through American Federal” mansion epitomizes the craftsmanship and materials found only in Europe’s most fabulous palaces.
From the perfection of the wool and silk carpeting on the second level’s living quarters to a breathtaking cantilevered staircase in the black-and-white marble entry hall, every aspect of the property is the stuff of which legends are made. Even the powder room adjoining the conservatory (aka “the Sunday Times reading room”) dazzles with floor-to-ceiling walls of tiny seashells. The dramatic natatorium opens to the glorious outdoor pool and terrace surrounded by beautifully manicured hedges. Adjacent to the indoor pool is a lavish spa, with steam sauna and two dressing rooms with full bathrooms.
The main house also includes a stunning five-room master bedroom suite, two ensuite bedrooms, a library with fireplace, a leather-walled billiard room, two loggias, his-and-hers powder rooms, an over-the-top culinary center, a full-service catering kitchen, a cylindrical tempietto breakfast room, four wet bars, four fireplaces, a formal living room, and elegant dining room for twenty guests. There is also the professional gym on the third level with its own beauty salon.
Iconic Preston Hollow Estate is on sale by Erin Mathews of Mathews Nichols Group.