4800 Preston Road


Highland Park | Built in 2001 |  24,932 sq. ft. | 6 BR, 9 full, 5 half baths

Why we chose it: Every time we drive by, we want to stop and gaze at this mansion. We don’t dare, though, as it is all too likely that doing so will cause a 10-car pile-up on Preston Road. “This house is pure perfection, with wonderful views of the creek. Dallas is lucky to have it,” antiques dealer Betty Gertz says. Her friend and colleague Joseph Minton agrees. “It’s a perfect example of Palladian architecture—wonderfully scaled,” he says. “It will be better in 25 years, more beautiful in 50 years, and stunning in 100 years.”

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