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Generous to a Vault

Nick Churton of the Ebby Halliday Realtors’ London office learns what it takes to entertain guests the Texas way at this grand home in Dallas.

The Property: 10121 Weller Drive, Dallas, Texas

The Broker: Ebby Halliday Realtors

The Agent: Mary Poss

To understand 1012 Waller Drive in Dallas, Texas, first, you should look at the wine rack. Now this is no ordinary wine rack: it is a Texas-sized, temperature controlled, 2400-bottle wine rack. This vault acts as one entire glass-fronted wall of the entertaining space.

The wine rack sets the tone. – like all the other dimensions of this impressive property, it is more than generous. Everything is ambassadorial in size and feel. It is a statement of intent – the intent to live and entertain or be entertained in the most sumptuous style. This 10,751 sq ft house was made for entertaining. The hall, stairs and landing could, alone, swallow up a massive party and still leave space for a large band or small orchestra. But this is to ignore the magnificent drawing room and gigantic brick-vaulted kitchen and dining space.

This theme continues outside with a spacious collonaded summer kitchen and seating/dining area opening to a pool within a fabulous terrace.

Certainly, guests are well catered for, but the owners and family will not miss out. We have become used to the best deluxe hotels from around the world, inspiring our taste in bathrooms. Here the master bathroom would inspire the most excellent deluxe hotel. It is an enormous and palatial retreat.

Of course, ambassadorial residences are not much good without an ambassadorial location. This home is set in the heart of Preston Hollow, Dallas, and it doesn’t get better than that.

So book the caterers, organise the band, fill that wine rack and get ready to send out one of Dallas’s most coveted invitations.