These Rooms Were Made For Enjoying a Favorite Bottle of Wine With Friends


What’s a holiday without family, friends, and access to your very own private stash of wine? Wine rooms are made for such secrecy, with their covert location and VIP-only access. During the holidays, this may be your favorite space in the entire home! Keep your holidays cheery with these four spectacular wine rooms.

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The wine room at 5139 Seneca Drive was designed to be bright and airy with windows that allow abundant natural lighting to infiltrate the tasting area. The tiled room also features a self-contained heating/air-conditioning unit to ensure that each bottle is kept at its optimal temperature.

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3828 Turtle Creek Drive is a 6,717-square-foot home with plenty of room dedicated to a robust wine collection. Here, the wine room accommodates 1,500 bottles and features custom wooden shelving and tile flooring. The room is beautifully designed with many display areas to showcase coveted vintages.

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The wine cellar at 3521 Beverly Drive in Highland Park is a 524-square-foot space that accommodates 1,200 bottles. This cellar was the home’s basement originally and was converted to feature split-faced travertine walls, red onyx countertops, and a custom-made metal and wood tasting table with a Lazy Susan in the middle for passing wine.

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Located in Preston Hollow, 9925 Lakeway Court has a wine room with a tasting area, abundant storage, and dramatic design accents such as a brick wall, wrought-iron doors, and tile flooring.

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Buyers Willing to Pay Top Dollar Will Want to Take a Look at These Estates


When it comes to homebuying, price occupies the top spot on the priority list for almost everyone. However, in one quiet circle, there exists a group of home seekers for whom money isn’t the defining factor in the buy-or-not-to-buy equation. For this elite group, we present three available estates with list prices greater than $10 million.

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The estate at 6810 Turtle Creek Boulevard, located in Volk Estates of University Park, features 8,544 square feet of breathtaking splendor. This six-bedroom, five-bath classic Mediterranean home occupies nearly an acre on Turtle Creek. Inside, you’ll find wide plank flooring, exposed beams, Pecky Cypress paneled study, all-white gourmet kitchen and wine cellar. If you’d entertain the idea of co-ownership, there’s even a split bedroom suite. List price: $13,500,000

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3828 Turtle Creek Drive is also a must-see Mediterranean estate, boasting five separate lots for a total of 2.17 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The home was built in the 1920s and features 6,717 perfectly renovated and restored square feet. The estate offers three bedrooms, dining room/library combination, solarium, gym, 15,000-bottle wine room, and a grand backyard with resort-style pool and large entertaining area. Nature aficionados will love the rose, herb and hydrangea gardens. List price: $12,900,000

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If you’d like to live in Highland Park, consider the 9,027-square-foot home at 4412 Lakeside Drive. This home was built in 1918 but has been updated and restored to perfection. Here you’ll find five living areas, pergola, loggia, porte-cochère, resort-style pool and spa, guest quarters, two-story game room, and three-car garage. List price: $12,995,000

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Despite Being Within City Limits, These Properties Offer Wide-Open Spaces


When you think of an urban setting, wide-open space doesn’t typically come to mind. Urban communities are densely populated with proximity to dining, retail, and recreation. Often times, the term “work-live-play” defines these neighborhoods because residents live near their place of employment, greenbelts, and cultural institutions such as museums or performance venues. (For example, think of the way Uptown and Downtown are master-planned.) Most of the time, the homes don’t feature expansive parcels. But in real estate, there are exceptions to every rule.

Tucked away in some of the city’s most prestigious urban neighborhoods are homes situated on multi-acre parcels, providing a study in contrast. Here are a few luxury homes that feature plenty of room to roam outdoors.

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The home at 3828 Turtle Creek Drive sits on 2.17 acres of landscaped grounds that run along the banks of Turtle Creek. This 1920s Mediterranean home still has its original tile work, and features amenities such as radiant heated floors, terrace with wood-burning fireplace, gym, pool and loggia, and outdoor entertaining space with covered patios.

 

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Four acres in Old Preston Hollow is a rare find. 9246 Sunnybrook Lane features a 12,000-square-foot main house and a 4,000-square-foot second house, two guest houses, child’s play house, tennis court, towering trees, and beautifully landscaped grounds.

 

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Located on 2.34 acres in Bluffview Estates is 5139 Seneca Drive, a 16,000-square-foot French chateau that features a 30-foot entrance rotunda, custom elevator, wine tasting room, theater, fitness room, billiards room, loggia, and infinity pool.

 

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The contemporary estate at 4130 Cochran Chapel Road sits on 3.38 acres of with mature trees and winding creeks. The home was built with steel and glass to complement its natural setting. The backyard area features an infinity pool that’s visible from the living areas.