Among the “Private Properties” featured in today’s Wall Street Journal is Dallas’ version of Mount Vernon, the former Hunt mansion now owned by The Amend Group’s John Amend. A photo of the estate is included in a slide show, and it leads off a video report on “houses you know you can’t afford.”
Here’s the writeup:
“A historic Dallas estate has listed for $24.9 million. Completed in 1930, the 10-acre estate is a replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and was the home of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt and his children—including Lamar Hunt, creator of the Super Bowl—from 1930 to 2000. On White Rock Lake, eight miles from downtown, the property has a 10,500-square-foot Georgian Colonial with five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There’s also a 4,800-square-foot air-conditioned car showroom that doubles as a ballroom, and a 5,000-square-foot bowling center with a four-lane bowling alley and a lighted tennis court. A 2,400-square-foot lower level has a 10,000 bottle cellar, accessible by elevator.
“The current owners are John and Teresa Amend, who bought the home in 2000 and have since renovated and expanded it, including adding a four-bedroom guesthouse. Mr. Amend is a commercial-real-estate consultant. The home has been quietly shopped for about a year without an asking price.
“Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate, has the listing.”
In a D CEO report from last year, Amend said managing the estate is a big job, and his wife, Teresa, wants to spend more time on other endeavors. Here are photos from Allie Beth Allman and D CEO.