Dalllas, TX, May 29, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In the most picturesque Turtle Creek setting, the .7 acre gated estate at 3816 Turtle Creek Drive has been listed by Eleanor Mowery Sheets with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Dallas – Fort Worth, priced upon request. Secluded in an enclave of architectural variety and carefully articulated landscaping, this newly created property bordering Turtle Creek includes the five bedroom, six bath main house, loggia with fireplace and several outside rooms, infinity pool, guest quarters, rolling lawns and an intimate lounging area with fireplace at water’s edge. Ancient Rome was the basic influence for the design of the main house, the centerpiece of which is an atrium with a reflective pool. The pool is bordered with slab limestone passageways (heated) connecting the Moorish style entrance to French doors flanking the fireplace and opening to the loggia. The design comes from the expertise of Cole Smith in collaboration with the owner. Together they have juxtaposed architectural styles of Rome, Spain and Algeria with an overlay of contemporary. By day, one becomes immersed in textured details such as zebra wood inset in wood railings, hand-carved corbels, monochromic wall and window coverings and the quiet movement of the landscape from a variety of windows and doors. By night, it is a seductive retreat enhanced by one-touch interior/exterior mood lighting and sound systems.
The main house (approximately 7,900 square feet) consists of the atrium with pool, fireplace and stone walkways from which the rest of the house is accessed; library/business center; living room with large wetbar connecting to the family room; dining room; four kitchens; two spacious wetbars; second floor master suite with two baths with heated floors and towel shelves, indoor pool, spa with steam room/waterfall/full bar/fireplace, gym, haberdashery closet, sitting room, balcony and dressing room; four additional bedrooms each with private bath and several balconies. There are guest quarters (approximately 300 square feet), two-car garage, loggia with fireplace and several outside rooms, infinity pool and vast lawn spaces. A promontory has been created into Turtle Creek with an intimate seating area and fireplace.
Other amenities include 7 balconies, 7 fireplaces, 3 pools, 65 built-in speakers, 10 plasma televisions, heated floors and one button turns on spas, fountains, music, lighting, fireplaces and shades. With all of the advantages a “Smart House” offers, there are over 400 Lutron lights inside and out; Luduici tile roof; Crema de Martha marble or Carerra marble slab on floors, walls and ceilings; 3 pool systems with bazaza glass tile bottoms, in-floor cleaning systems and one with a negative edge; pier and beam foundation with steel encased piers going to bedrock over 30’ below; intricate HVAC systems with separate zones for each major area including dehumidification systems; integrated media systems, computers, 9 televisions, 65 speakers and projectors; 7 masonry fireplaces; Lutron shading systems; custom artwork includes antique mirror in living room, lighting fixtures and stonework. Available to the buyer, a Cole Smith design for a greatroom of approximately 4,000 square feet. Furnishings and decorative items are available for purchase.
For a private tour of this property, contact Eleanor Mowery Sheets offices in Dallas, TX.