Strait Lane Stunner
Massive Texas 'White House' estate sells with stately $11 million price tag
A Texas replica of the real White House in Washington, D.C. has a new owner. But it’s not George W. Bush or Donald Trump or any other presidential figure, at least as far as we know.
Located in Dallas, this "mini" White House — a stately 16,041-square-foot mansion at 10777 Strait Ln. in the Preston Hollow neighborhood — was sold May 7 to an unidentified buyer. The estate was listed at $10.9 million by Diane Gruber and Becky Gruber, both of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The purchase price wasn’t revealed.
“We put the house on the market last summer and had quite a bit of interest,” saidy Becky Gruber. “The buyer saw it online and flew into town to see it in February. It went under contract shortly thereafter.”
Before putting it on the market, the sellers spent more than two years remodeling and reconfiguring the home, which was built in 1996 and has been on the market several times. That work included relocating the master suite from the first floor to the second floor.
The buyer was “impressed with the exceptional quality and detail of the home,” added Diane Gruber.
Among the property’s amenities are:
- Four bedrooms
- Five full bathrooms
- Four half-bathrooms
- Eight fireplaces
- 14-foot ceilings
- A two-story grand foyer with French limestone floors
- A wine cellar
- A 24-seat home theater
- A full bar
- A full catering kitchen
- A walk-in refrigerator
- A koi pond
- Connected swimming pools
- A six-car garage
- More than 200 trees on 3.3 acres
Becky Gruber says the sale of the Strait Lane mansion demonstrates the strength of the Dallas home market. She notes that three other properties that were listed for more than $10 million each are currently under contract in they city's Preston Hollow and Park Cities neighborhoods.
“Homes in the $10 million-plus range perform differently,” Diane Gruber said, “so seeing these large sales happen, along with so many companies continuing to relocate here, indicates to us that Dallas remains an economic powerhouse people feel comfortable investing in.”