10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas

A year-by-year guide to the city's prettiest pads

4800 Preston Road Previous Next 51 of 60 2008 Most Beautiful Homes

4800 Preston Road

Neighborhood: Highland Park
Built: 2001
Architect: Quinlan Terry
Square footage: 24,932
Stats: 6 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 5 half baths
Why we chose it: Every time we drive by, we want to stop and gaze at this mansion. We don’t dare, though, as it is all too likely that doing so will cause a 10-car pile-up on Preston Road. “This house is pure perfection, with wonderful views of the creek. Dallas is lucky to have it,” antiques dealer Betty Gertz says. Her friend and colleague Joseph Minton agrees. “It’s a perfect example of Palladian architecture—wonderfully scaled,” he says. “It will be better in 25 years, more beautiful in 50 years, and stunning in 100 years.”

Photography by: Scott Womack