A Life of Executive Privilege

While several candidates are racing to the White House in Washington, D.C., this year, the “Dallas White House” went on the market for $15 million in November.

Hidden behind 8-foot walls in Preston Hollow, the home at 10777 Strait Lane sits on 3.3 acres of manicured grounds.

The exterior may imitate the presidential home, but the interior isn’t quite all-American. The interior of the 16,041-square-foot mansion exudes the French style that would make one reminisce to the days of intellectual salons and opulent soirees.

Built in 1996, the estate underwent extensive renovations from 2001 to 2003. These included the addition of antique fireplaces from France — some whose history can be traced back to the reign of King Louis XIII. The home’s design ambitiously seeks to combine elegance with livability.

From the entry foyer complete with a period design iron railing to the spacious wine cellar with its own fireplace and sitting space, each room of the five-bedroom, 5.4-bath estate demonstrates different European influences. A custom theater — comparable to a high-end movie theater — resides on the second level, with seating for 24 and a full bar setup.

Outside the main building, the grounds include outdoor living and dining areas, such as a tennis court, koi pond, gazebo, and barbecue loggia.

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