6210 Willow Ln
Dallas , TX, United States
European-style manse built by Steven Hild near Preston Road and Forest Lane in North Dallas. Reminiscent of a French country estate with its 10-foot ceilings, its imported stone and hardwood floors, and its real Venetian Plaster walls, the sprawling, two-story home--which was planned and designed by award-winning architect Stephen B. Chambers--is distinguished on all sides by charming views of its natural setting. Think thick green foliage; soothing water features; tall mature trees (oak, Japanese maple); and a vast lake where ducks and geese cavort. Upon entering this bucolic, 5,800-square-foot Valhalla through custom wrought-iron gates--and just past the three-car garage--one steps into a luxurious space that might have been transported from Provence. Indeed, many of its features--from the fireplaces and flooring tosome of the doors--have been reclaimed from antique European dwellings. The limestone-floor entry leads to a stately dining room--Silver Leaf with glaze trim rings the room's tall ceiling--and then on to an expansive sunken living area. There, one quickly notices the oak herringbone pattern flooring with mahogany inlays, the wood-burning limestone fireplace--one of four in the home all with hand-picked cast stone mantles imported from France!--and the French doors boasting spectacular views of the backyard trees and lake.