This gated Italian villa is secluded on 11 acres of rolling, emerald green lawns, studded with huge towering trees and incredible landscaping. A winding drive with a custom bridge crosses the rock lined creek and leads to the rotunda, an 18 hole, par 3 golf course and an 18 hole putting green, all perfect for a corporate retreat. Designed and built by one of the country's foremost entrepreneurs for his own private country club, this once-in-a-lifetime estate was lovingly created with renowned Dallas architect Ralph Duesing. An incredible work of genius was created with the finest quality of construction and attention to detail.
The brick and stone entry with guardhouse opens to a long paved drive leading to the main motor court, anchored by a magnificent tiered larger than lifesize fountain. Stone stairs lead to the 2 story rotunda entry, flanked by Doric columns on each side, while four colossal columns support the dome. The entry opens to a Mahogany library, an elegant dining room with a hand carved fireplace and an extended outside dining terrace with its own limestone fireplace. The great room was designed for grand scale entertaining and features a magnificent carved limestone fireplace, hand-scraped oak parquet flooring, elegant moldings and five French doors open to view lush gardens, pool and pool house.
The Tuscan kitchen has handmade tiles, a butler's pantry and a huge center island. The paneled family room features a huge wet bar. The huge master suite features a luxurious bath/dressing complex and its own breakfast terrace with fireplace. An elevator goes to all 3 floors. The octagonal wine cellar features a unique coffered ceiling. In addition to the main home, this estate offers three separate guest homes, a exercise building with spa, a greenhouse, garden cottage and much more. This estate is offered completely furnished with priceless antiques, museum quality chandeliers, rugs and paintings. A rare opportunity to own one of the finest estates in the country.