You could say it's an occurrence even more treasured than a hole-in-one. Pro golfer Hunter Mahan's gargantuan Dallas home has been on the market for a few years, and recently golf superstar Jordan Spieth inked a deal to make it his. After hearing the description, though — which includes such bonuses as a golf-simulator room, 12-car underground garage, and full mural of the Augusta National clubhouse — it's no wonder Spieth wanted to own this luxurious, gated home in Preston Hollow.
Rumor has it that the 22-year-old golfer, who is ranked No. 1 in the world, paid less than the $7,995,000 asking sum, which listing agent Erin Mathews of Allie Beth Allman brought down from the previously listed $8,495,000 (and original $9,500,000).
You enter 10719 Bridge Hollow Ct. through a stone-crested, fresh-air loggia that overlooks a courtyard with fountain. To the immediate left is a guest casita that is part of the house, but it could serve as an independent residence for guests, because the main home can be completely locked while this is accessed.
Inside there is a grand foyer, where a magnificent staircase to the basement and the second floor waits at the end. To the left, also overlooking the courtyard with fountain, is the regal dining room with bocce ball-inspired light fixtures. However, before you enter the dining room, you must admire the glass wine cellar: The wall is a piece of translucent photographic art glass by Weil Studios.
And, oh, the kitchen, where a sleek zinc range hood and Walker Zanger tile backsplash play off the reclaimed beams and marble farmhouse sink with pedal faucets. Off the kitchen is a casual family room, then a more formal family room sporting steel girders that were painted and left exposed in this room.
Electric retractable screens can make a second room out of the vast patio, which wraps the family room, but once outside it's not even the pool that steals the show. Previous owners Mahan and his wife, Kandi, built a vented, AC-equipped room just for grilling, and we predict Spieth is going to love it.
Lest you think that might be a wasteful use of AC, know that this 16,655-square-foot home is all geothermal with serious insulation, resulting in extremely low utility bills.
Of the five bedrooms, the master obviously is the largest and most ornate. You enter to a sitting room that easily could be mistaken for a media room, then see the elongated linear glass fireplace. The master overlooks the pool and spa area with special access.
The master bath is one of the best in Dallas, with that vessel bath tub surrounded by translucent art panels, this one of cherry blossoms. The master closet has a unique sitting area with marble counter, mirror, sink, and fridge — a makeup bar of sorts — and then a uniquely designed step-up to maximize space for shoes and lingerie drawer storage.
Spieth closed on the house on December 14, keeping the sports palace firmly in the golf family.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.