photography by Dave Shafer

6858 Tokalon Dr. $2,877,000

This Georgian Colonial crowns a hilltop on one of the city’s most coveted streets. Built in 1945, a later owner added a cherry wood ballroom and stage, which was used for pageants and almost doubled the size of the house. The residence has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, formals, master retreat, updated kitchen with Corian counters and premium appliances, library, basement, and temperature-controlled pool, which keeps the water at 85 degrees year-round. Original crown moldings adorn every room. There’s also a nuclear bomb shelter under a 3-foot cement slab complete with its own power generator, escape hatch, well, air purification system, bunkers, kitchenette, ice food storage locker, bathroom, and steel doors encapsulated in 3-foot thick concrete walls. It’s currently used as a recreation room and tornado shelter, but it could be slumber-party heaven. John Whiteside for Coldwell Banker Residential. 214-828-4300.


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