Al Hill Jr. Happy to Leave “Heartache” Behind

Late Thursday afternoon, Al Hill Jr. was sitting at the dining-room table of a new, $10.995 million “spec” house he’d bankrolled on Arcady Avenue, with a big smile on his face. There was good reason for the smile. Not only was Hill showing off the just-completed Highland Park manse to invited guests and friends named Sewell, Strauss and Simmons, he’d also just settled some big messy lawsuits with his son, Al Hill III.

“Al’s got a little less stress in his life today!” one of his friends chortled, shaking Hill Jr.’s hand. The H.L. Hunt heir told us he was pleased the suits had been settled confidentially, out of court, because “there was a lot of heartache.” The settlement didn’t come as a surprise though, he added, because “I was there [in court] for four straight days.”

The jaw-droppingly beautiful Arcady house, by the way, is one of several Hill Jr. has, or will, put up on a speculative basis in the area. It was built by Christine Goff; David Nichols of Mathews-Nichols Group, Allie Beth Allman and Associates, has the listing. No doubt DallasDirt will have more details.

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