Inside Robert A.M. Stern’s Alluring Baron Estate in Preston Hollow (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Inside Robert A.M. Stern’s Alluring Baron Estate in Preston Hollow

5950 Deloache Avenue, Dallas, Texas, United States, 75225

It’s undeniably one of the most beautiful homes in Dallas’ affluent Preston Hollow and one of the greatest estate properties in America. World-renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern designed the nearly 15,000 square foot residence and Sebastian Construction Group built it for trial lawyer Fred Baron and wife Lisa. Following Fred’s death in 2008, the expansive 9 acre estate hit the market in 2014 for $37,500,000. It remained on the market for four years, dropping to $24,500,000 and eventually being pulled in mid-2018. Lisa Baron was interviewed by Designing Texas in 2013 revealing that the couple built the house to use it as a community house, a place to hold events and host charitable functions. Millions have been raised within the walls of this incomparable residence, events with more than 2,500 people and attendants such as President Obama and President Clinton. Robert A.M. Stern described the project as one of his great ones, having been totally thought through in every detail. The architect went into detail about the residence on his project page, “Located in one of the older residential neighborhoods in Dallas, this house employs a 19th Century English vocabulary of classically detailed brick walls with limestone trim and gently sloping slate roofs. The house is organized around a series of exterior courtyards that extend into the landscape. An axial sequence leads from the square motor court through the centrally-located living room to the lawn and creek at the south of the site. The wings contain the more informal spaces and extensive athletic facilities.” The 15,000 square foot residence includes four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It’s not currently on the market.

Previous listing details: Within Dallas’ prestigious Preston Hollow neighbourhood, the beautifully landscaped nine acres, with its electric gate opening to a driveway and a paved auto courtyard, are simply magnificent 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. In addition to the professional gym on the third level with its own beauty salon, 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, an elegant dining room for twenty guests, and so very much more.

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