Real Estate Report: What $5 Million Buys You

Even if you can't afford a $5 million house, it's still fun to look, right?

Vaquero1905 Little Bluestem Ct. $4,485,000
5 bedrooms, 5.3 bathrooms, 10,800 square feet

Today we feature three What This Buys You properties that we chose for the May/June issue of D Home, out on newsstands now. You may have heard of the Westlake community for the slew of celebs and athletes who either have lived there or currently call the gated ‘hood home: Josh Hamilton, Kenny Rogers, the Jonas Brothers, and golfer Todd Hamilton, to name a few. But the reason that the celebs and ultra-wealthy flock to the exclusive ‘burbs is for the exemplary Westlake Academy school, the security, the proximity to Dallas and Forth Worth, and access to the nearby Vaquero Club. This property sits behind the stone walls of Vaquero and boasts a media room, multiple playrooms, outdoor living spaces, a half-acre yard, and smart home features and electronics. Jeff Watson for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. 817-801-3030.

Cloisters4707 Chapel Hill Road $4,900,000
5 bedrooms, 5.3 bathrooms, 10,200 square feet
The Cloisters

If you’ve never taken a drive through the charming neighborhood tucked between Mockingbird and Lawther Lane off of White Rock Lake in East Dallas, do it. One editor on our team (ahem, Jessica Jones) loves the quaint area so much she will often take a leisurely drive on a nice day to check out the gorgeous lots. This 5-bedroom, 5.3-bathroom Cloisters abode features over-the-top amenities such as a basketball half-court, five fireplaces, gym with coffee bar, media room with kitchenette, and guest suite with private porch. Penny Rivenbark for Ebby Halliday Realtors. 214-632-0805.

prestonHollow4346 Park Lane $5,000,000
5 bedrooms, 5.2 bathrooms, 11,076 square feet
Preston Hollow

This central Dallas neighborhood is home to some of the most exclusive properties, A-list Dallasites (Mark Cuban and President George W., to name two), and expansive lots. Today’s property is an estate that sits on 1.1 acres and includes a resort-style pool, outdoor entertaining area, lush landscaping, and plenty of green space for the kids and pups to run around. Inside you’ll find a sport court, guest quarters, a nine-foot television in the family room, hand-painted details, a wine room, and Control4 automated system that controls the cameras, HVAC, music, and lights. Did you get all that? Christine McKinney for Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. 214-662-7758.