10210 Strait Lane, designed by Philip Johnson, is on the market for $19.5 million.
Photo: Sotheby’s

The 6 Most Expensive Homes on the Market in Dallas

From a 1964 masterpiece by Philip Johnson to a Georgian-style manor dubbed ‘Mt. Vernon’

While Dallas is sometimes overshadowed by its larger sister city (Houston) or hip younger brother (Austin), the second-largest city in Texas has plenty of virtues. In fact, the most recent figures from the Census Bureau indicate that the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area saw the biggest upswing in population across the Lone Star State.

And it’s easy to see why. The sprawling city boasts a lively cultural scene that includes such esteemed institutions as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Contemporary, The Warehouse, and the Power Station, all of which put on noteworthy exhibitions during the Dallas Art Fair, which has risen to become one of the country’s leading boutique art fairs in just 11 years. Also during the fair, the new cultural development River Bend was unveiled with a site-specific installation by artist Clare Woods.

Additionally, Dallas boasts the densest Arts District in the U. S., with no fewer than six Pritzker Prize–winning architects (I. M. Pei, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas, and Philip Johnson) having designed buildings within one square mile.

The real estate market is likewise brimming with architectural gems, from a 1964 masterpiece by Philip Johnson to a Georgian-style manor inspired by Mt. Vernon. We’ve rounded up the city’s most expensive offerings below.

10711 Strait Lane. Photo: Engel & Völkers Dallas

1. 10711 Strait Lane | $23 Million

This downright palatial estate weighs in at a whopping 37,100 square feet, making it not just the most expensive but the largest on the list. Designed by local architect Robbie Fusch and completed in 2010, the French Renaissance–style manor features ten bedrooms, 17-and-a-half bathrooms, and a dozen fireplaces—not to mention chic touches like onyx-lit ceilings and hand-chiseled stone columns. Best of all, the four-acre grounds feature a massive waterpark equipped with spiraling slides, grottos, a swim-up bar, and waterfalls.

The house is listed with Roxann Taylor and Dan Nicoloff of Engel & Völkers Dallas.

10210 Strait Lane. Photo: Sotheby’s

2. 10210 Strait Lane | $19.5 Million

This architectural stunner was conceived by Pritzker Prize winner Philip Johnson, who based the design on the pavilion at his fabled Glass House compound in New Canaan, Connecticut. Completed in 1964 and encircled by arches, the 11,400-square-foot residence takes design cues from the Gothic Saint-Severin church in Paris. The current owners spearheaded a six-year renovation overseen by Bodron+Fruit that restored the six-bedroom home back to Johnson’s original vision.

The house is listed with Faisal Halum of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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3509 Euclid Avenue. Photo: Sotheby’s

3. 3509 Euclid Avenue | $15.25 Million

Designed by Robbie Fusch, this Mediterranean-style manse in Highland Park is brimming with luxurious amenities, among them a virtual golf room, a massive pool and spa, a wine grotto, a gym, and a subterranean ten-car garage. In addition, an elevator links all three levels, which contain seven bedrooms and nine full baths across 18,100 square feet.

The house is listed with Vicki White of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

4009 West Lawther Drive. Photo: Allie Beth Allman & Associates

4. 4009 W. Lawther Drive | $14.9 Million

Built in 1930 as a replica of George and Martha Washington’s estate in Virginia, this 10,500-square-foot dwelling—also dubbed Mt. Vernon—is situated directly on Dallas’s famed White Rock Lake across from the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The ten-acre estate has had just two keepers in its history: oil tycoon H. L. Hunt and its current owners, John and Teresa Amend, the latter of whom completed a top-to-bottom overhaul in 2002. In addition to the Colonial Revival–style main residence, there’s a 4,200-square-foot guest cottage, a 16-car garage, a poolhouse, and a bowling center.

The house is listed with Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. 

4224 Armstrong Parkway. Photo: Compass

5. 4224 Armstrong Parkway | $14.5 Million

Dating to 1928 with a design by architect Hal Thompson, this 11,500-square-foot home was expanded and rebuilt in 2013 by Dallas-based Larson & Pedigo Architects. It now features five bedrooms across four floors (all linked by elevator), plus stone and tile surfaces imported from Italy, Portugal, and Mexico. Solar panels and generators speak to the home’s eco-friendly bona fides.

The house is listed with Dan Rhodes of Compass.

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5031 Deloache Avenue. Photo: Compass

6. 5031 Deloache Avenue | $14 Million

This stone-clad residence anchors a manicured two-acre parcel in the affluent Preston Hollow enclave in north Dallas. Completed in 2005, the five-bedroom house also comes with a pool area with a waterfall, a basketball court, a wine cellar, and a putting green.

The house is listed with Christy Berry of Compass.

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