big green for white house
A Lone Star State estate with a Texas-sized price tag is off the market. The “White House of Dallas” — a replica of the real White House in Washington, D.C. — has a new owner. But it’s not George W. Bush or Donald Trump or any other presidential figure, at least as far as we know.
Dallas’ “mini” White House — a stately 16,041-square-foot mansion at 10777 Strait Lane in Preston Hollow — was sold May 7 to an unidentified buyer. The estate was listed at $10.9 million by Diane and Becky Gruber, both of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The purchase price wasn’t revealed.
“We put the house on the market last summer and had quite a bit of interest,” Becky Gruber says. “The buyer saw it online and flew into town to see it in February. It went under contract shortly thereafter.”
Before putting it on the market, the sellers spent more than two years remodeling and reconfiguring the home, which was built in 1996 and has been on the market several times. That work included relocating the master suite from the first floor to the second floor.
The buyer was “impressed with the exceptional quality and detail of the home,” Diane Gruber says.
Among the property’s amenities are:
- Four bedrooms
- Five full bathrooms
- Four half-bathrooms
- Eight fireplaces
- 14-foot ceilings
- A two-story grand foyer with French limestone floors
- A wine cellar
- A 24-seat home theater
- A full bar
- A full catering kitchen
- A walk-in refrigerator
- A koi pond
- Connected swimming pools
- A six-car garage
- More than 200 trees on 3.3 acres
Becky Gruber says the sale of the Strait Lane mansion demonstrates the strength of the Dallas home market. She notes that three other properties that were listed for more than $10 million each are currently under contract in Preston Hollow and Park Cities.
“Homes in the $10 million-plus range perform differently,” Diane Gruber says, “so seeing these large sales happen, along with so many companies continuing to relocate here, indicates to us that Dallas remains an economic powerhouse people feel comfortable investing in.”