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Extraordinary private 5.3 acre estate Dallas

This is the most extraordinary, private 5.3 acre estate Dallas has never seen. Purchased in 2007, the current owners spent the next year and a half gutting and reworking the entire home: adding a pool, terrace and sweeping lawns. Perched atop a ridge, the 14,139 square foot residence, aptly named “Dans Bois Crête,” translated into English as “In Wood Ridge,” serves as a royal retreat just minutes from downtown Dallas. Enter through laced black iron gates and wind alongside a tranquil creek to the grand entrance, whose circular drive features an Italian fountain studded with fire torches. The home’s sandy stone veneer and steep slate roof with shades of green and blue give a sense of great age and timeless style.

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A regal aura suffuses the residence, most notably in the ceilings of the entry hall and dining rooms which are coated with gold leaf and accentuated with timeless fixtures. Original brass pieces adorn the entry while a classic Baccarat chandelier hangs from the octagonal coffered ceiling of the formal dining room.

A door camouflaged by the wood-paneled entrance opens to reveal a stairway to the basement playing host to the home’s most impressive spaces: a majestic sound proof screening room and 2,200 bottle climate-controlled wine vault. The theater offers incredible acoustics with comfort seating and is bathed in rich blue and gold velvet carpeting. The wine cellar has a rustic ambience and features built-in wine racks, a humidor and space for tasting, lounging and dining.

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