Do you have dreams of living large like a Texas oil tycoon? JR Ewing would find it hard to compete with H. L. Hunt family’s Dallas, Texas mansion. One of the world’s richest men, renowned for acquiring the world’s largest oil field, Haroldson Lafayette Hunt made his fortune making oil deals, and even went on to own the Super Bowl.
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The H.L. Hunt Family mansion, located on 10 acres surrounding beautiful White Rock Lake, is a monument to the kind of wealth portrayed by the character JR Ewing in the blockbuster 80s soap opera “Dallas”. If there is a luxury you can think of, this sprawling masterpiece already has it.
Boasting 10,511 spacious spare feet on 10 acres of prestigious White Rock Lake property, the mansion is surrounded by immaculate lawns and beautiful, lush landscaping. Next to the home is a spacious 4,800 square foot showroom garage with room for 16 of your favorite vintage collectible vehicles.
The grounds are the perfect place for entertaining, with a pool, a 1,200-foot pool house complete with game center, guest house, and amenities for outdoor fun such as putting greens and lighted tennis courts. If you’d rather exercise indoors, make your way to the fully equipped indoor gym with floor to ceiling mirrors and all the up-to-date modern workout machines.
Or, head over to the indoor professional-style bowling center – an outrageously expensive gift from the iconic Neiman Marcus himself. If your idea of fun doesn’t involve exercise, check out the game room, complete with old-style pinball and electronic games, or play a game of pool in the second living room.
Afterward, hang out in your very own bistro and bar. For entertaining your guests or hosting your own wine-tastings, you’ll love the climate-controlled wine cellar boasting 10,000 bottles of vino.
The three-level five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home features banks of windows and hardwood flooring throughout. The entry is simple, but elegant, with a foyer featuring a crystal chandelier, large archways, and a carpeted staircase leading to the second floor. The living room has a stone fireplace feature, while the formal dining room is decorated with hand-painted murals.
There is an office, study, and a library with built-in bookcases, all of which showcase dark wood walls and hardwood floors. The primary bedroom features an elegant wood four-poster bed, and a brightly-colored area rug complements the hardwood floor. You’ll find that the elevator comes in handy getting from here to there if stairs aren’t your thing.
The property is perfect for welcoming family and friends for overnights or extended stays. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom 2,400-foot carriage house offers guest quarters that feature its own wine room and a media room for movie buffs.
Considered a historic Dallas, Texas landmark estate, the huge H.L. Hunt mansion is a larger version of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. If this property and all its amenities appeal to your oil-baron aesthetics, you better be as rich as JR Ewing, because the asking price is a cool $19 million.