A Striking Lakefront Estate, The Iconic Round House and More Luxury Listings in Dallas

Kristie Ramirez, Rhonda Reinhart, Rosie Roberson and Elaine Raffel | June 20, 2019 | Home & Real Estate


For the buyer seeking character, or perhaps the power arts couple in the empty nesting stage, the iconic “Round House” in the quiet Jan Mar neighborhood could be the perfect place to settle. Built in 1962, the mod treasure was commissioned by Eddie Parker, a protege of renowned left-of-center architect Bruce Goff. It’s easy to get lost in the eccentricities of all 5,814 square feet of this house: Onyx terrazzo flooring lies alongside walnut paneling and Frankoma tiled glass walls. Brass inlaid concrete floors, 24K gold-dipped ceramic tile detail and painstakingly produced mosaics throughout the home help it dwell in elevated psychedelia. The Palm Springs-esque $1.6 million hideaway sits on half an acre, complete with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a motor court and a semicovered pool. Listed by Richard Graziano, Allie Beth Allman & Associates, 214.302.5870, alliebeth.com


In 2014, real estate agent Landon Burke acquired his first luxury listing in Dallas from a builder. With an assumptive price tag and a stagnate market, he knew he’d have to get creative to get buyers into the home. He hosted an art gallery pop-up in the house, and the next day, it was sold. Thus, Urban Scene was born. Now with The Burke Group of Compass (compass.com), made up of Burke and his wife, Thani, the pop-up gallery concept hosts shows from local artists like Matthew Brinston and Melissa Ellis in new-construction luxury listings around Dallas. Held quarterly, each event carries charitable ties, with proceeds benefiting nonprofits like Wilkinson Center and Bryan’s House. The Burkes have seen events that have brought more than 500 people through a house: “It’s a fun way to connect with people rather than hosting a regular happy hour,” says Thani. “We get to intersect our passions for not only real estate and art, but also philanthropy.”


When there’s plenty of room—as there is in ever-expanding Southlake—personalized basketball courts, putting greens, wine cellars and other recreational areas come with the territory. Consider this private bowling alley in 940 West Dove Road’s 16,000 square feet. Listed for $11 million and built in 2012 on 4.7 acres, this home has eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The tiered media room contains this dual bowling alley complete with a lounge and gaming tables. Did we mention there is also a full-size indoor basketball court? Listed by Caroline Summers, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, 214.597.7513, briggsfreeman.com


Ranch house or lake house? At 505 Ranch Club (505ranch.com), an exclusive community of private waterfront homesites set on a 1 ½-mile stretch of shoreline along Cedar Creek Lake, buyers can have both. Loaded with first-class luxury amenities—from an owners’ lodge to a state-of-the-art equestrian facility and private polo center—the 505-acre property is just a 45-minute drive from downtown Dallas. For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping, wakeboarding and swimming. Additional features include private boat docks, an all-terrain vehicle track, skeet-shooting range, guest cottages, private chef and concierge services. “With lots up to 3.8 acres, buyers can custom-build to suit their specific needs. At 505, it’s all about ‘rightsizing’—updating where you live to fit who you are,” says listing agent Suzanne Warner (214.207.7715, suzanne.warner@compass.com). “Plus, with such close proximity to the city, owners can take full advantage of their home all year long.”


Photography by: Round House photo by SHOOT2SELL; URBAN SCENE PHOTO BY BECKLEY & CO.; 940 west dove road photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty; ranch 505 photo courtesy of ranch 505