You Could Win $10,000 By Voting For Dallas Estate in Ultimate House Hunt


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5139 Seneca Drive needs your votes in the Curb Appeal division of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt. (Photo by Shoot2Sell)

There are only nine Texas properties among the 114 nominees in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt, and one of them is 5139 Seneca Drive, an exquisite Dallas estate that Dave Perry-Miller and Chad Schulin are offering at $9,688,000.

The Ultimate House Hunt includes 10 categories, and 5139 Seneca was appropriately nominated in the Curb Appeal division. The lush, 2.3-acre estate is absolutely stunning upon approach, thanks to the beautiful landscaping, the commanding limestone facade complemented by copper finials and dormers, and the circular grass driveway with large pavers.

Take a minute to vote for 5139 Seneca, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for $10,000. Click here to find out more.

Video Provides a Drone’s Eye View of Exquisite Estate at 5139 Seneca Drive


There’s a lot of buzz about the estate at 5139 Seneca Drive these days, and that includes the buzz of the rotor blades on a drone camera. As part of his marketing initiative for the property, Chad Schulin had video shot from the skies. After you watch the charming one-minute clip here, be sure to take a full-length video tour of the mansion’s exquisite interior at 5139seneca.com, which also features several details and photos.

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.

A version of this article also appears on Culture Map Dallas.

Bring a Buyer to this Beautiful Estate, And You’ll Drive a Bentley to the Bank


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There’s a real estate agent in Dallas who’s soon going to upgrade his or her vehicle to a 2015 Bentley. All this agent has to do is represent a buyer who will purchase 5139 Seneca Drive, a 16,000-square-foot French chateau that sits on 2.3 gorgeous acres in Preston Hollow. The seller is offering the luxury vehicle as an incentive to seal the deal. If you’re interested, call Chad Schulin (right, with Dave Perry-Miller and the aforementioned Bentley) at 214-529-1758.

A Decked-Out Game Room Provides Hours of Fun for the Whole Family


In the same way that the kitchen is a busy space designed to bring people together, the game room is also a place for family fun. Modern game rooms are constructed to fit pool tables, video consoles, card tables, and large-scale table sports, such as foosball, table tennis, and air hockey. Here are five game rooms tailor-made for friendly family competition.

4412 Lakeside

The game room inside the Highland Park estate at 4412 Lakeside Drive has an energetic, fun-loving atmosphere. This game room features a fireplace, abundant natural light, and space for table tennis, video games, a poker table, and more.

6207 Rex

The game room inside the four-bedroom estate at 6207 Rex Drive is made for billiards aficionados. There’s room for a champion-size table and accessories, plus plenty of space for old-school video games and sports memorabilia.

6130 Desco

The nearly 7,000-square-foot home at 6130 Desco Drive features a beautifully designed game room that’s large enough for a billiards table, sofa, high-top table and chairs, and jukebox.

4612 Isabella

4612 Isabella Lane is made for entertaining indoors and out. While you’ll find a sport court and zip line in the backyard, the second floor features an expansive game room that can accommodate a pool table, a foosball table, video games, and seating, and there’s still plenty of space left over for more.

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The regally designed game room at 5139 Seneca Drive is just as exquisite as the rest of the 16,000-square-foot Bluffview estate. The space has room for a billiards table and abundant seating. The parquet wood floors, columns, and bronze flair add a touch of sophistication.

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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.

 

9246SunnyBrook

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.

 

5139Seneca

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.