Situated on almost one acre of prime land in one of Dallas’s most coveted neighborhoods, Preston Hollow, actually right in the heart of Alva Court, this gated Mediterranean estate is the property of American financial tycoon T. Boone Pickens.
The mansion was built in 1996 by its then owners Janie and Cappie McGarr and was almost completely renovated by the Boones in 2005. It originally included four bedrooms and a master bedroom on the first floor and now it contains three bedrooms with an extensive master bedroom on the second floor which features a writing desk and ample master closet space, four full and several half baths. It took architect Jim Shaw nearly two years to build this 8,215 square-foot home boasts stunning French gardens and impressive outdoor Paul Fields entertaining areas containing crepe myrtle,rose gardens, fountains, statues, a very large sparkling pool and complete with a 500-square-foot cabana and staff quarters.
The key feature is the attention given to minute details of the interior design and the quality of everything indoors and outdoors. For instance, the glass front doors, which are custom designed, fine French Quarter limestone floors in the gallery and living room, wrought-iron grand stair railing boasting gold leaf detail and Waterworks and Sherle Wagner fixtures throughout. There is a very inviting countryside kitchen with , La Corneau Chateau custom range, vertical grain wood plank flooring and antique terra cotta tile backsplash all over the kitchen. The fine pieces of art that are displayed everywhere are highlighted by great architectural lighting.