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Billionaire scoops up the most expensive house in Texas

Billionaire scoops up the most expensive house in Texas

10000 Hollow Way Walnut Place in Dallas
The home at 10000 Hollow Way Rd. had been listed for $100 million. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Pond at 10000 Hollow Way Walnut Place in Dallas
The property comprises 25 acres in Preston Hollow. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way garden
A garden on the property. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house foyer
Foyer in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house living room
Living room in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house kitchen
Kitchen in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house library
Library in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house morning room
Morning room in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house office
Office in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house bar
Bar in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house conservatory
Conservatory in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house dining room
Formal dining room in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way main house master bedroom
Master bedroom in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way master bath
Master bathroom in the main house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way her master closet
Her master closet. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way her master sitting area
Her sitting area in the master suite. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way his master closet
His master closet. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way wine room
Wine room. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way guest house living room
Living room in the guest house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way guest house dining room
Dining room in the guest house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way guest house bedroom
Bedroom in the guest house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way guest house bedroom
Bedroom in the guest house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way guest house bathroom
Bathroom in the guest house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way guest house bathroom
Bathroom in the guest house. Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
10000 Hollow Way Walnut Place in Dallas
Pond at 10000 Hollow Way Walnut Place in Dallas
10000 Hollow Way garden
10000 Hollow Way main house foyer
10000 Hollow Way main house living room
10000 Hollow Way main house kitchen
10000 Hollow Way main house library
10000 Hollow Way main house morning room
10000 Hollow Way main house office
10000 Hollow Way main house bar
10000 Hollow Way main house conservatory
10000 Hollow Way main house dining room
10000 Hollow Way main house master bedroom
10000 Hollow Way master bath
10000 Hollow Way her master closet
10000 Hollow Way her master sitting area
10000 Hollow Way his master closet
10000 Hollow Way wine room
10000 Hollow Way guest house living room
10000 Hollow Way guest house dining room
10000 Hollow Way guest house bedroom
10000 Hollow Way guest house bedroom
10000 Hollow Way guest house bathroom
10000 Hollow Way guest house bathroom

Tom Hicks, with the help of high-profile listing agent Allie Beth Allman, finally landed a buyer for his Dallas estate: billionaire Andy Beal, founder of Plano-based Beal Bank. Asking price had been $100 million for the 25-acre property.

Candy’s Dirt founder and CultureMap contributor Candy Evans says that Beal had been eyeing the Trammell Crow estate, a historic, 6-acre gem in Highland Park.

Allman sold the home to Hicks and his wife, Cinda, back in 1997, after which they began a multimillion-dollar renovation. The work took nearly three years to complete.

Evans toured the compound in March 2015, including the 28,000-square-foot main house and 3,347-square-foot guest house. “The approach to the private gates of 10000 Hollow Way Rd. feels more like a drive through the French countryside to a fabulous chateau deep in the heart of the forest. It’s hard to believe this is just seconds from the Dallas North Tollway and less than 10 minutes from downtown,” she wrote.

The estate overlooks a forest of trees and a creek. The property also features meadows, trails, pond, rose and vegetable gardens, greenhouse, two courtyards lined with 16 magnolia trees each, tennis court, and helipad.

“The most expensive sale in Dallas prior to this was closer to $20 million,” Allman told the Dallas Morning News. “It’s my understanding that [this] is the largest sale ever in Texas for a residential property.”