Preston Hollow Home That Hosted Various ‘Royalty’ Open This Sunday 1 to 3pm


Every home has history, but few have a story. 5425 Royal Lane (5425royal.daveperrymiller.com) is one of the few. The just-listed five-bedroom, 5 full-bath/2 half-bath home presents a rare opportunity to own an acre in an exclusive cul-de-sac of Russwood Acres, just off of Royal in Preston Hollow. The French Mediterranean is represented by Margaret & Evelyn Ponder of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and is well-priced at $1,375,000 for 5,706 square feet.

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“If these walls could talk,” Margaret says, “they’d boast about how they once hosted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, the King of the Zulu tribe in Africa and other notable guests. For the home’s owners, entertaining was a lifestyle.”

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You can almost hear the party chatter and clinking glasses moving from the two-story entry hall into the sunken living room or the magnificent great room with soaring ceilings.

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“Double French doors in there open onto the outdoor living space,” Evelyn says. “It’s easy to picture your own parties overflowing outside to the clover-shaped waterfall pool area, summer kitchen and cabana/art studio.”

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“The other side of the great room,” she continues, “is lined with bay windows overlooking a garden and large side yard, making for great views all around.”

The first floor master bedroom suite boasts a large sitting area and marble fireplace, and in the master bath, there are separate dressing rooms with an adjoining dry sauna and shower. Incredible etched glass detailing in the suite’s windows also remind you of the bygone era. Waterford and Baccarat fixtures serve as reminders that there was no corner-cutting then either.

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The eat-in kitchen with tile countertops and farmhouse sink extends from front to back with views of both, and the dining room looks out to the pool as well. A bonus room off the kitchen could be an extra living space, game room or study. Back stairs lead up to four secondary bedrooms with en suite baths, walk-in closets and more great views of the property. The home also has a three-car garage.

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Margaret and Evelyn are equally adept at entertaining and would love to show you around the home, telling you more of its great stories and features over a flute of prosecco. And should you decide you’d like to add your own stories to its colorful history, you’ll be equipped for a celebratory toast!

To schedule a private showing with Margaret or Evelyn, call 214-803-6002 or 214-535-8170 respectively, or email mponder@daveperrymiller.com or eponder@daveperrymiller.com.

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