May 19, 2022

Take a look at a Highland Park home that backs up to the Dallas Country Club golf course

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This custom-built Highland Park home was a passion project for homeowner Frank Mihalopoulos and his late wife, Maryann Mihalopoulos. They worked with architect Larry Speck to design the home, which was inspired by a midcentury home the couple admired, Mihalopoulos said.

His home was completed in 2020, a 6,809-square-foot structure designed to take advantage of the property’s unique location. The 0.54-acre lot sits along Turtle Creek next to the Dallas Country Club golf course.

“We wanted to take advantage of what we had but yet build a home,” Mihalopoulos said of the way the home maximizes the property’s views.

The backyard has a tiered design with space for outdoor entertaining, a water feature, plenty of greenery and an outdoor cooking space, all overlooking the sprawl of the golf course that sits on the other side of the creek.

The home at 3932 Potomac Ave. has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half-bathrooms.

1/11Take a look at the home at 3932 Potomac Ave. in Highland Park.(Stephen Reed Photography)

The living spaces on the first level of the home are full of natural light and have panoramic views of the property with walls of glass on either side. Just inside the entrance, the living room, dining room, family room and kitchen share a long space that is divided into sections by multiple walls.

Between the family room and the dining room, the wall has a two-way gas fireplace with a white-oak surround that reaches the ceiling. To the left of the home’s entrance, just past the living room, is a library with built-in bookcases and cabinets, and walls of glass that offer views of the property and access to a covered porch.

The half bathroom next to the living room has a gold-leaf ceiling and a striking mosaic design on the floor and walls. Both the living room and the library have red sandstone walls from West Texas, taken from the same quarry as the stone that surrounds the 1892 Dallas County Courthouse (known as the “Old Red” courthouse), according to information provided by the listing agent.

The kitchen has a sleek design with built-in Bulthaup cabinets and a stainless steel sink and countertops. To make indoor-outdoor entertaining easy, doors connect the interior kitchen with the outdoor cooking space and back patio.

One bedroom suite is on the first floor of the home and overlooks the back of the property. The surrounding nature is visible from all of the home’s main living spaces and bedrooms. Even the landing of the staircase has large windows that look into the canopy of the nearby trees.

The primary suite is in its own wing, with the bedroom at the farthest end of the home. Windows along three walls give the primary bedroom a treehouse-like feel. The primary bathroom also has views of the property, plus a large soaking bathtub, a separate shower, a toilet and two sinks. The suite also has two walk-in closets.

There are two more bedroom suites upstairs, a family room and a sitting area on the second level of the home, plus additional spaces for storage.

The home is listed for $16,800,000 by Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

This is part of our Posh Properties series, providing a glimpse inside nice homes in North Texas for those who love to look at houses. It is not paid for or presented by area real estate agents or companies.

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