When the home at 4906 Park Lane in Dallas was previously on the market, the owner’s identities were kept secret. But now Penny Cook of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s has the listing, and it has been revealed that the home belongs to golf legend Lee Trevino and his wife, Claudia.
The price of the 10,000-plus-square-foot plus mansion on five precious Preston Hollow acres is now $13 million — a tad lower than it was. Actually, about $1 million has been shaved off the list price. But when you are talking $10 million-plus, what’s one or two less, right?
Cook knows the Trevinos through their sons, who both attended St. Mark’s School. Now that the Trevinos’ children are all grown up, Cook says, the empty-nester couple wants to scale down to a smaller home.
I have no doubt you could create a private jogging trail in the woods if none exists. There are also two putting greens, of course.
Nestled along a tributary of Bachman Creek, the European country-style home has had only three owners over the past 75 years. The Trevinos bought the sprawling property in 1996. They commenced a major renovation before even stepping one golf shoe onto the Park Lane estate.
The couple enlisted Boerder-Snyder Architects, designer Rebecca Hughes and contractor Mike Deaton for the renovation. Original elements were restored and fluffed, including the limestone veneer facade and slate roof. The original 1939 structure was then seamlessly expanded and improved, but the renovators remained mindful of the principal architect’s English country intentions.
The main residence consists of four large, airy bedrooms — the master alone is about 18-by-26 — plus five full and two half baths. The master bath is a his-and-hers, with enough closet space to hold Neiman Marcus NorthPark’s couture department.
The interior space also includes the original living and dining rooms, conservatory, sunroom, family room with office, loggia, trophy room, and morning room. Classically detailed moldings and millwork and three fireplaces add to the charm, and a farm-style kitchen with antique pine cabinetry is the heart of the home.
There is also something rather uncommon called a “common room,” a lounge that connects to many private rooms and sometimes shares a bathroom. The common room in this estate is more like the resting room at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, and it has an exterior entrance.
Retractable doors from the main house serve as the entrance to the magical backyard, which includes an outdoor kitchen, twin open-air pergolas, pool and pool pavilion, and spa. There is also a large cabana room with a full-service kitchen, fireplace, shower bath and changing rooms.
I have no doubt you could create a private jogging trail in the woods if none exists. There are also two putting greens, of course. A charming footbridge crosses a Bachman Creek outlet with limestone retaining wall, which leads to a peninsula where a regulation-size tennis court sits.
Oh, and those Preston Hollow pioneers were smart whippersnappers: This home also has an underground storm shelter, tucked away in the original basement. If I have said it before, I’ll say it again: It is one of the most significant homes in Dallas and the tops of any “most beautiful” list I might create.
A version of this story was originally published on Candy’s Dirt.