Earlier this week, I told you about 3909 Marquette, which was once the home address of Abraham Zapruder, the man who took the video of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas 50 years ago. He filmed meticulously with a Bell & Howell Zoomatic Director Series Model 414 PD camera and his work today remains the sole video chronicle of the horrific event.
Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: Frank L. Meier Historical Spread Built for Richard Rogers Had Two Lear Jets as Collaterol
This luscious home at 5622 Harbor Town up in Bent Tree North, was designed by starchitect Frank L. Meier in 1981. It brings us nicely out of our introspective week gazing at 1963-era homes built the year President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas and met with his sudden, tragic, untimely death. The home is being marketed by the amazing Jacqui Bloomquist of Coldwell Banker Apex.
This is the Continuum chair — a work of Italian art by Mr. Gio Ponti 50 years ago. The chair is made of rattan bent entirely by hand, then fastened with leather bindings. The chairs were made by Bonacini Pierantonio in the Como province, and vintage Continuums rarely pop up at auction. Scott+Cooner had them a few years back, maybe they do today?,
Last night I attended an unprecedented party right down the street. Which was super great, because they served Mojitos and I walked home! And if you know me, you know that I get really fun after a Mojito (or two). (Maybe three.)
Update: One of our wonderful readers alerts me to the fact that this is golfer Lanny Watkins residence. Hence, the putting green. Quest: if the agents had promoted that the home had a high profile owner, could it have sold faster?
It’s common courtesy for journalists to give credit where credit is due — for finding a story, breaking news, or writing a really great piece. Folk at the Dallas Business Journal don’t always do that, but I AM going to credit Candace Carlisle with breaking this story: the Cottrell mansion is on the market at a reduced price.
Talk about buying a mansion! Vox Media, one of the country’s “largest and fastest growing online publishers,” snapped up the popular real estate site along along with it’s food porn blog, Eater, and Racked, which focuses on all things clothing and design. In other words, all the things we are nutso about. Based in Washington DC and New York City, Vox owns and operates sites in distinct vertical (a group of similar businesses and customers engaging based on specific and specialized needs, usually on-line) categories: sports, technology & culture, gaming, and now dining & nightlife, shopping & fashion, plus my fave design & real estate.
Monday Morning Millionaire (Extraordinaire): Stonebriar Estates Estate Has Circular Card Playing Room, Event Pavilion, Can be Your Private Wedding Palace
Like seriously, this is not a home, this is a resort! An environment! What else would you call a spread on 10.332 acres? But here’s the good part: you don’t have to share all the amenities –and there are many — with any other guests! Just you, yourself, and your family… if they are nice… can enjoy 10,780 square feet (on 10.332 acres, that’s like a thousand square feet for every acre!) jam-packed with all the usual goodies of luxury living but also – a circular reading room, a card room, music parlor, exercise room with sauna, tennis court, basketball court, 50,000 gallon pool, private pond with fountain, an event pavilion that will hold 300 and the icing on the cake: numerous outdoor gathering spots including a private wedding altar!
The Rangers Cannot Trade Elvis Andrus, No Way: He Just Bought a New Dallas Home With a Sporty Pedigree
Just go ahead and take him off the trade list! Texas Ranger Shortstop Elvis Andrus bought Diane and Darryl Johnston’s old house down the street from me in Hillcrest Estates just last month. The ink is not even dry on the contract. Yep, famous person right here in what I sometimes call my ‘hood, “Preston-Hollow-that-isn’t-Preston-Hollow”
And here is an artist rendering of those fabulous terraces… smallest unit will be 3400 square feet and price is private, upon request. You know what they say if you have to ask…