The historic former home of Ted Dealey, located outide of Dallas in prestigious Westlake, Texas is on the market for the first time in over 20 years. The 14 acre estate, now known as Paigebrooke, is steeped in Dallas history and has undergone an extensive decade long restoration and expansion by the current owners.
"One of the finest homes in Dallas ever built by renowned architect Charles Dilbeck"
“Ted Dealey commissioned renowned architect Charles Dilbeck in 1938 to build an estate home on his famous 220 Ranch” says senior vice president Maribeth Peters. “Many prominent Dallas business and civic leaders came to relax and savor the country life. The 11,000 square foot home is one of Charles Dilbeck’s finest houses and is beautifully sited between three private lakes on the property. Even with the growth of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, the home still maintains the mystique of a private oasis located in the heart of the city.”
The six bedroom home features eleven signature fireplaces and an impressive vaulted ceiling living room with beams salvaged from the old Fort Worth Union Train Station. The master bedroom suite has gracious views of the property and master bath includes an expansive walk-in door less stone shower and a copper tub from Ann Sacks.
"The Lodge was the focal point of late night conversations and cocktails with the visiting Dallas power brokers."
Several rooms have profound significance to the Dealey family. The library features an exceptional cobweb leaded-glass door built-in where Dealey displayed guns for his hunting excursions. The wood clad lodge is connected to the home by a porch and was the focal point of late night conversations and cocktails with the visiting Dallas power brokers.
Highlights of the gourmet kitchen are the Aga cast iron stove, the rare granite counter-top that was formed when a meteor hit Brazil, broke apart and recongealed to form the stone plus an adjacent breakfast room that has a wall to wall fireplace and stain glass windows.
A basement includes an impressive wine cellar with antique brick walls and ceiling reclaimed from an old Vermont factory plus a mirror walled home gym and unfinished media room. The house also features several porches one with a built-in grill and pizza oven.
The charming guest quarters overlook a private lake and include a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two full baths, laundry room, garage and spiral staircase.
Paigebrooke was recently featured in an August 13, 2011 Dallas Morning News two page story entitled “Home is where the house is”. The story detailed the fascinating history of the property and exhaustive restoration of the home.
For more information or a private showing of Paigebrooke, please contact Maribeth Messineo Peters at 214.566.1210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Maribeth is a Preservation Dallas Board of Trustees member, certified Historic Home Specialist and has expert knowledge of homes in located in Highland Park, University Park, Greenway Parks, Lakewood and the Uptown areas of Dallas, Texas.
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This story written was originally published on December 3, 2011 in the Dallas Morning News.