Forke, Shindler’s Vaquero Club Listing is a Trip to Wine Country

The rolling hills and mature trees that characterize the Vaquero Estates make the development seem as if it’s nestled in the country rather than the middle of two major cities.  Perhaps that’s why a home in this gated golf community is so coveted by discerning business executives, celebrities and professional athletes. The French Provencal estate located at 2252 King Fisher Drive (, is the epitome of laid-back luxury, and is offered for $5,750,000 by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“The home sits on 3.8 acres and can’t be seen from the street,” J.L. Forke says. “A gated, winding drive meanders through roses and mature trees. With native grasses, wildflower fields and perennial gardens planted with 2,500 tulips and daffodils, exploring the grounds feels like a day trip to the wine country.”

The sellers worked with architect and builder Aaron Angle for two years to curate this timeless masterpiece. Inspired by homes in Southern France, it is adorned with 200-year-old French antique tile floors and five artisan-crafted fireplaces. Within its 10,572 square-foot interior are four living areas, five bedrooms, five full baths, media room and a five-car garage. An elevator accesses the underground wine grotto with a copper bar, fireplace and a lounge perfect for after-dinner gatherings.

01-2252KingFisher1-H2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.
2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.

“Residents will also enjoy relaxing and entertaining outdoors,” Jennifer Shindler says. “The outdoor living room and kitchen features a fireplace along with views of the resort-style pool, terrace, huge lawn with Bocce Ball court, and more.”

2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.
2252 King Fisher Drive is offered by J.L. Forke and Jennifer Shindler of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $5,750,000.

Vaquero has a 24-hour guarded gate and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course and club that offers dining, a spa and gym, pool and fishing lake.

Parents have their choice of Keller ISD or the public charter school Westlake Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School serving K-12 students. Children living in Westlake who wish to attend the academy are granted automatic admission, bypassing a waiting list of nearly 2,000 students vying for one of the highly coveted spots.

For additional information on 2252 King Fisher Drive or to schedule a showing, contact J.L. Forke at (214)695-8255/ or Jennifer Shindler at (214)215-5181/



Gated Estate on Strait Lane Features 9,000 Square Feet of Flawless Design


Christopher Miller is proud to offer the luxury estate at 10455 Strait Lane for $6,950,000. Situated on 1.037 acres, this gated Italian Renaissance home was completed in 2009, and has almost 9,000 square feet of impeccable design and finish-out.

From the minute you enter the iron gates, you realize that you are somewhere special. With its stone and stucco exterior and red tile roof, this five-bedroom mansion is truly a thing of beauty. Just beyond the gates is a circular drive with a centerpiece fountain as well as a beautifully manicured lawn shaded by mature trees. Vehicles can continue through the porte-cochère to multiple garages.


The first area you see inside the house is the formal living room, which features a grand staircase and a two-story wall of windows providing a view of the pool and rear yard. There’s enough space for a grand piano inside the curve of the staircase, one of three in the home. This room also includes one of the home’s four fireplaces. The formal living room is flanked by a handsome study with a coffered ceiling and the elegant formal dining room.





The kitchen and breakfast area are open to the family room, which is warmed by natural light. The windows are trimmed in the same dark wood used in the exposed beams on the ceiling.





Just beyond those windows is the stone patio that features a fireplace and ceiling fans. The stone surface extends around the pool, which is flanked by two spas, but there’s still plenty of green grass given the ample size of the lot.





With a multi-level tray ceiling, dark-stained hardwood floors and a curved wall of curtained windows, the dramatic master bedroom is reminiscent of a theater. It’s just the beginning of a humongous master suite that has to be seen to be believed.





The home boasts four more bedroom suites as well as a tiered media room, a game room with a wet bar, and a workout room that offers views of the pool.





Strait Lane is arguably the most prestigious address in the city. Your neighbors would be a who’s who of bold-faced names from the worlds of business, politics and sports.

To schedule a private showing, contact Christopher Miller at 214-528-0707 or

Outstanding Estate Features Details That Are Unique in Preston Hollow


Built in 2003 and redesigned in 2008, the French chateau at 5828 Woodland Drive features many unique details that you won’t find at other Preston Hollow estates. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Christine McKenny and Megan Stern are marketing the 0.87-acre property for $5,700,000.

The grand motor court, which is flanked by two electronic security gates, has enough room to park multiple vehicles, and there’s also a three-car garage. The spacious front yard is shaded by mature trees and provides substantial green space for children to play. The front door faces north, but the estates immediately to the west and south both face west. That means the owners of 5828 Woodland get to enjoy views of ample green space beyond their own property lines.




This home is perfect for entertaining. After they take in the oversized entry’s impressive wrought-iron staircase and stately marble flooring, guests will naturally transition down an angled hallway toward the kitchen. But before they get there, there will be an opportunity to pick up cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from the butler’s pantry’s expansive bar window.





The kitchen and breakfast room are an open space linked by gorgeous hardwood beams in the ceiling. The amount of counter space in this kitchen — including the island, bar top, and cabinets along two walls — is unbelievable. A dramatic brick archway frames the commercial-grade Wolf ovens and ranges. The humongous Sub-Zero refrigerator is complemented by numerous wine and beverage fridges.




Just beyond the breakfast room’s fireplace — which is one of six, most of which can be lit via remote control — is the family room. Redesigned and modernized in 2008, it features a sleek barrel ceiling that’s reminiscent of a gallery, so it’s the perfect room for displaying art.



The family room and breakfast room provide access to the fully screened porch, which was added in the 2008 remodel. With a fireplace, a built-in Maytag grill, and a pleasing swing, this attractive space is timeless.




The guest suite and master suite are on opposite ends of the first floor. The entire master suite is wired for audio, allowing you to enjoy music throughout your morning routine. The bedroom features an Italian marble fireplace, an exterior door, and a coffee bar with a small fridge. There are two walk-in closets, and “hers” is truly a showpiece.

The tub, rain shower, and counters in the master bath are finished in circular Sicis mosaic tiles imported from Italy. When the light is right — and it often is, given the windows that offer views of both yards — the tiles shimmer in a rainbow of colors. The bathroom’s centerpiece is a domed ceiling over an intricately designed marble floor. It also includes a pair of private commodes.




The second floor features two bedroom suites with ample closets, a playroom with a kitchenette, a gym with a full bathroom, a media room, a unique crafting room, and separate attics for storage.




To schedule a showing of this unique estate, contact Megan Stern at 214-912-0425.

Photos by Shoot2Sell