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The Dans Bois Crete is simply astonishing

We’ve just discovered a fabulous mansion on Inwood Road, in Dallas. The so-called Dans Bois Crete tops a 5.3 acre superbly trimmed land, barred by iron gates, mere minutes away from the city.

The astonishing residence comprises a total of 6 bedrooms suites, seven bathrooms, three half bathrooms, wine room, state of the art cinema room and grand entertaining space, a genuine one off in the area. The mansion was actually transformed from a derelict Edwardian estate to the staggering building you’re seeing in the photos between 2007 and 2008 by its current owners. Every little bit of the 14,139-square-foot interior space has been completely refurbished and restored.

They’ve made use of all sorts of colors, materials, design principles and lighting, to shape up a unique manor. For example, the front door handle was imported from Lithuania. Acclaimed designer Harold Leidner had taken care of the surrounding landscapes, converting them into aesthetical beauties in deep privacy.

In terms of endowments, Dans Bois Crete includes Baccarat chandeliers and Venetian plaster walls, alongside a staggering collection of artworks. Every square inch, from walls to ceilings, sports distinct textures and finish, from inlaid leather within the game room to Honduran mahogany wood in the formal study.

The stunning dining room ceiling is a genuine replica of the Basilica San Marco – this was suggested by the owners to the interior decorator after a trip to Venice. The interior decorator I’m talking about is Rhonda Vander-White, the owner or RSVP Design Services.

Hard not to notice is the 13-inch thick Casci Ornamental plaster gold ceiling, which houses the sprinkler and lighting system deep within. Heading downwards, through the staircase of a hidden paneled floor door off the front foyer, the fantastic home theater unveils. This extravagant addition evokes the absolute golden age of cinema, featuring recessed ceilings, wonderful audio and video devices, alongside a beautiful lush blue velvet seating.

Right adjacently to the cinema area you can notice the wine vault, a place where 2000 750 ml bottles of wine are deeply asleep, waiting for the tasting session. In addition to the thousands of bottles lying down there are 200 additional ones on the sides. Of course, this environment is carefully controlled in terms of light, temperature, vibration and humidity. There’s also a temperature-controlled cigar humidor inside the wine room.

As for the formal living room, it is elegant, superbly appointed and garnished with three sets of French doors opening towards the otherworldly pool, spa, kitchen area and outdoor living. The pavement itself is quite a special feature – Cosmati inlaid stone mosaic.

Dans Bois Crete is currently listed for sale at $19.5 million. The listing can be found at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, with Christy Berry.



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  1. mtmslg June 12, 2013

    Yipes! Liberace has risen from the grave and now resides in Dallas.


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