Its current owner describes the estate at 9700 Audubon Place as a “very comfortable house” that’s easy to live in. That just might be the understatement of the year. Set on a one-acre corner lot in Sunnybrook Estates in Dallas’ prestigious Old Preston Hollow, this magnificent, Mediterranean-style mansion offers comfort and convenience to spare in one of the most spectacular spaces you’re apt to encounter this side of Valencia, Spain.
Built in 2002 by the renowned Nickey Oates, the red-tile-roofed residence boasts five bedrooms and 7.5 baths in three stories encompassing more than 11,500 square feet. Its overall feel is spacious, luxurious and grand - all vaulted ceilings, gleaming wood floors, multiple fireplaces and plantation-shuttered windows affording soothing views of the spectacular grounds.
You’ll be hit by the grandeur of the place as soon as you step beneath its covered porch and into the foyer. To the left, through one of the entry’s two dramatic archways, is the living room with its marble fireplace, wood floor and handsome crown molding. To the right, a matching archway opens to the long formal dining room featuring another fireplace and a stunning crystal chandelier. Traversing the butler’s pantry, with its refrigerated storage for fine wines, you encounter the home’s large, state-of-the-art kitchen. Here is everything the serious cook could desire, from a granite-topped island and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer to built-in cabinets, three Thermador ovens and two KitchenAid dishwashers.
Just beyond the gourmet kitchen is a truly palatial great room. This light-filled space soars up two stories, boasting three sets of French doors, yet another marble fireplace and an intricately crafted wood-beamed ceiling.Also located on the first floor are a generous study-it sports rich, floor-to-ceiling bookcases of dark wood-plus a breathtakingly expansive master bedroom suite. Think still more polished wooden floors, another fireplace, big paned windows, two huge walk-in closets and his-and-her baths featuring a floor and various accents made of light marble.
Conveniently, no fewer than three stairways provide access to the second floor. From up here you can look down upon the great room as you make your way to one of four comfortable bedrooms. Each is as distinctively appointed as the others, and each of course includes an en-suite bath. This floor also boasts an oversized office/hobby room and, down a couple of steps, a comfortable game room complete with a long bar. The home’s third story, meantime, consists of a large gym or workout space with huge closets and still more wine storage.
Returning to the ground floor, you find a four-car garage as well as multiple backyard entertainment areas. Out here are yet another fireplace and an attached grill beneath a covered logia, a swimming pool, a raised spa and a basketball court, all surrounded by deep-green lawns, neatly manicured shrubs and hedges and stately mature trees.
Walled and gated for the utmost privacy, 9700 Audubon is conveniently located near the Dallas North Tollway, excellent shopping, and top-rated private schools such as St. Mark’s, Jesuit and Hockaday.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Faisal Halum
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