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Hot Property: A Meticulously Restored Highland Park Icon

Take a Grand Tour through this Spanish Colonial.

It wasn’t going to be easy to top last week’s “Hot Property.” The Round House is architecturally significant, beautifully preserved, and, frankly, just cool as hell. This week’s follow up is, aesthetically, a pretty big departure from the groovy, Mid-century greatness of that Jan Mar home, but it might be just as cool.

Just a different kind of cool, you know? A kind of cool that appeals to people who think a European Grand Tour-influenced Dallas home is cool. Those people will likely find it even cooler that in 2013, thoughtful homeowners enlisted a talented team to restore the 1930s Spanish Colonial to its original beauty. That team included architect Wilson Fuqua (for reference), decorator Cathy Kincaid (also for reference), and landscaping by Diana Green of Los Angeles-based Green Print Designs.

Windows, doors, flooring, and nearly every surface were carefully replaced. Fuqua even designed an addition to the home — one whose dimensions are in keeping with the spirit of the original structure. The list of luxe brands is as sprawling as it is impressive. Throughout the now nearly 12,000-square-foot home, you’ll find custom Gracie wallpaper, Ann Sacks tile, P.E. Guerin pewter hardware, and custom-mixed Farrow and Ball paint colors. Antiques mantels, doors and tiles imported from France and Portugal are masterfully blended throughout.

On the amenities front, a covert, climate-controlled wine closet and an indoor spa with a hot pool, a cold plunge pool, a steam room, and a Finnish sauna are pretty enviable.

But enough with words. Words will never do this home justice (though are many more detailed words on Briggs Freeman’s site if you’d like them). Just go ahead and get your eyes on this slideshow subjectively (but actually objectively) very cool home, then start dreaming up legal ways you can quickly add $17 million to your bank account.

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