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Monday Morning Millionaire, Late Edition: Lorraine Lovely Originally Built for Tim Headington Gets a Fabulous Cali Facelift
Really, improving this house is like improving Gwyneth Paltrow or George Clooney. 4304 Lorraine certainly didn’t need much, but when HP Estate Homes gets hold of a property, the sky is no limit to the time, care, attention and detail that will be poured in to create the finest of fine estates. First of all, the home was built for Tim Headington in 2000. You can all but guarantee perfection (as well as “price is no object” quality) when a gazillionaire builds a home. Then it was purchased by Carl Webb, Senior Partner at Ford Management, L.P. and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pacific Capital Bancorp, among other things. Carl lived here the last ten years before HP Estate Homes got hold of this beauty who just needed a little Santa Barbara fluff. And fluff indeed: interior designer Elizabeth Robertson smoothed the interiors in every inch of the 6,574 square feet with traditional furnishings bearing a California clean edge and beautiful wood finishes, like the barnwood blue-white-washed kitchen, the handscraped deep oak floors, parquet and limestone, solid Honduras rift-cut mahogany doors, marble countertops EVERYWHERE!, Spanish tile roof, saltwater pool, 512 square foot cabana off the pool, full covered outdoor kitchen, prime corner lot with 167 foot depth. There are five bedrooms, five and two half baths which is now de rigeur, and a three car garage plus plenty of parking. The downstairs master suite had me screaming with not just one, but TWO closets the size of the Vince at Highland Park Village, his and her, complete with pull-down rods, built-ins and drawers, a cedar closet within the main closet, plus a huge spa bath with soaking tub, steam shower, coffee/wet bar and auxiliary luggage closet. There is also a private terrace off the master with quick access to the pool. Asking price: only $6.8 million.
A CandysDirt Exclusive: Meet the Folks Who Bought Tim Headington’s Ten Million Dollar Penthouse at the Ritz!
We have all been dying to know who the buyers are for the twenty-first floor over at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Tower I. You will recall that I have been quite ga-ga over this high profile penthouse pad, which Tim created by knitting together two huge penthouse condos under the exquisite direction of the beautiful Sofia Joelsson, of SoJo Design, a Miami-based interior designer who does a great deal of design work chez Headington. The unit was originally listed for $14 million, not including the art. Then, a few weeks ago, the price was lowered to a smidgen under ten million and voila, a buyer appeared, brought in by our newest celebrity Dallas agent, Victoria Barr de Quinones, Ebby Halliday Preston Center office. Continue reading
My official 2012 real estate wrap is up on CultureMap.com, whose Dallas debut is definitely one of the best things that happened to our city in 2012. Talk about changing the face of Dallas media! (We need it!) I spent New Year’s Eve and most of last week musing over the biggest and best Dallas real estate deals and agents of the year — and really, truly, I have to say it all started with the April auction sale of Champs D’Or, which made awesome broker agent Clay Stapp a mighty happy man as he brought the buyer. I expect more great things from Clay Stapp & Associates in the coming year. Continue reading
I’m a British journalist based in Austin and I’m working on a story for the Sunday Telegraph magazine in London that I’m hoping you can help with. It’s pegged to the new season of Dallas starting in the Fall in the UK (in June, I believe, over here) but I’m actually focusing on the Hunt family (which Harry Hurt III’s book called ‘the real Ewings’!)
Meet Alex Hannaford. He was in town last week digging up dirt on, as he said, “the real Ewing family” which Harry Hurt III claims is based on the H.L. Hunt family. Well, of course I helped. As did some other high-profile journalists in town. Because any time you talk about family greed, wealth, mega-money and oil, guess what crosses the path? Real Estate. Case in point: does anyone in Texas ever sell off their mineral rights? I didn’t think so.
OK, more interior shots of the condo of the really cool Dallas guy who’s name I cannot reveal. Please peruse Sofia’s website for amazing photography, some of which I’ve slipped in here with my own Leica pics! Continue reading
Monday Morning Millionaire II: Lisa Garza, We Have Found Your Dream House Complete with a Panic Room!
A perfect example of really great living in the Lakewood area hits the market today, and we’ll be talking about it on Daybreak with Ron Corning tomorrow bright and early at 6:30 a.m. TUNE IN!
Tim Headington Unloading a $25 Million Miami Beach Penthouse, the One Right Next Door to Mark Cuban. Champagne, Anyone?
Update: I caught up with the listing agent, Eloy Carmenate , who just happened to be at DFW on his way back to Miami. Wouldn’t you know that he also happens to be a friend of Doris Jacobs, who I just had lunch with today? They worked a deal together on another one of Tim’s home on Crescent. Eloy, who is now half-way to being my BFF, says he has lots of clients in Dallas. Stay tuned for more pics!