3910 Shenandoah St - $5,495,000
7804 Sq Ft.
The yard was designed by Paul Fields (then at Lambert’s) who won a prestigious national award for the landscape design, which includes a 20 yard lap pool (new pool equipment recently installed). The planting was updated in November 2019. The birdhouses must stay because the same purple martins have created a huge colony. We would be happy to advise with respect to the minimal maintenance work needed to ensure their annual return. The bronze piranha fish artwork above the pool cannot be moved and this artwork was a design specific by Yorgos Kypris, a Greek artist whose works are on display in museums and the lobby of the World Bank in Washington, DC. Our garden was photographed, accepted and archived into the Smithsonian Collection of American Gardens in Washington, DC.
The remote-controlled balcony screens, ceiling fans and lighting were installed in 2019. The exterior brick was purchased in Austin from a building that was torn down on 6th Street. This antique brick was made in Austin in the late 19th century. The house is situated on a quiet, dead end street overlooking the 8th fairway of Dallas Country Club. From the master bedroom, you can see views of Turtle Creek.
The basement was remodeled in 2013 when an air-conditioned wine cellar with cabinets, refrigerator, and sink were added. Carpeting is from that remodel. There is a cedar closet in the basement as well as the mirrored exercise room, lockable gun/hunting closet. Ann Sacks sink in the powder room. The media room has a large screen and all the equipment in good working order with surround sound. There are Sonos speakers on first and second floors including the pool area.
The two guest rooms have new carpeting from 2013 and the office guest room from 2019. That room has new shades from 2019.
custom Ann Sacks fixtures and tile throughout the house.The master bedroom drapes are remote controlled.
Her master bathroom has 4 customized sprayer heads in her jacuzzi tub with a 3-way mirror in the bathroom. Both his and her baths have heated floors. The other bathrooms have toe heaters at the sink. His shower has a steam shower. His closet has a built-in convertible packing table that also is a bench. His closet was recently custom designed and her closet was redesigned in last few years by California Closets.
The house has electrical and space carved out for a 3 story elevator to be installed. The hardwood floors are antique wide pine boards from some old structure. All shutters are custom plantation shutters. Beth’s office has built-in file cabinet drawers. PE Geurin hardware throughout the house. The breakfast area has a new lighting fixture as of 2019. New toto toilet as of 2017 in the powder room. Powder room sink area was custom designed. Frank Welch custom designed all the millwork in our house with his trademark lines cut into all of the wood. Texas fossilized limestone surrounds the family room fireplace. There are two wood-burning fireplaces and one gas fireplace with recently purchased gas logs. The fireplaces are a Frank Welch artistic design called Rumford fireplaces
A Hope metal door is the front door. We have 7 brand new windows in the house as of 2019. There is a standing seam copper roof and gutters. leuder stone extends to the outside from the inside.The garage has been transformed for many parties because the see through acrylic panels let in great light. The kitchen has sliding windows and doors that shut to close the kitchen off.
The house was in the book “Great American Suburban Houses”, it was featured in “Dallas Homes” magazine. This house has hosted many dignitaries, both domestic and abroad. The grand dining room was the place to be about 4 years ago when President and Mrs. Bush, golfer Tom Watson, golf club manufacturer Barney Adams, wives and others had a wonderful dinner. Another time, Tom Scholar, the Chief of Staff for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, also dined on the patio.
Bill Jansing Lighting designed the lighting plan. The kitchen has sort of new 2 miele dishwashers and a blue star commercial gas cooktop and grill.
I hope I have covered all of the things that make this a special house. The quiet location and views alone make for a premier spot in Dallas.
6 Full Bathroom(s)
1 Half Bathrooms(s)