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Monday Morning Millionaire Extravaganza: The Pride of Andrew Merrick on Bordeaux Boasts Most Refrigerators Per Square Foot in any Dallas Real Estate (& More Gossip!)
You remember Andrew Merrick: he built the most expensive spec home ever built in Dallas about the time this pup was built, 2005. That home, 3500 Beverly, sat on the market but Andrew and his investor, James Dondero, kept up the faith: sure enough, along came dream buyers Scott and Gina Ginsburg who had had a fire at their Park Lane manse, which was originally built by Jinger and Dick Heath. They snatched up 3500 and the house next door, tore it down, and now have themselves a veritable family compound there on Beverly. Meantime, cute Claire Dewar sold Ginsburg’s charred Park Lane pup not too long ago to a Guillermo Perales, one of the country’s top franchise restaurant operators and one of Golden Corral’s largest franchisees. He built a fortune and then some running 34 Golden Corral restaurants in six states, but then filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection on four of the five limited liability companies he set up to run them back in 2009. It is amazing to see how much money can be made in the food biz. Guess that’s all fixed up now, as last I heard they were interviewing builders and getting ready to go vertical on Ginsburg’s old lot. But I digress.
Candy Sale of the Week, One: Huge Custom Mayfair Residence Overlooks Lee Park, Arlington Hall, Turtle Creek for $949,900
I did not know this: the Mayfair at Turtle Creek is the only condo on Turtle Creek that lets owners choose their own front doors to their units. I really like that, removes the hotel-y, institutional feel you get at so many condos, even the priciest. (I always walk down a condo hall and try to visualize it in ten or twenty years. Will this hall be all scuffed up? Will it look like Hotel Febreeze, that Gawd-awful hotel I stayed in for all of one night in NYC one summer ago with the filthiest hallways?) This unit has a custom Solara iron entry door that is stunning and totally removes you from the condo feel. In fact, I think The Mayfair has the LEAST condo feel of any on Turtle Creek. But I digress…