Society columnist Alan Peppard wrote about the White Rock Lake estate of oilman H.L. Hunt in the December 2011 issue of FD Luxe. Hunt built the sprawling white manor as a showcase replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. (Modern updates include a 16-car garage and a four-lane bowling alley.)
The home is owned by Dallas businessman John Amend and his wife, Teresa, and has been lingering on the market for more than a year. The couple recently dropped the price of the 10-acre property to $19 million, down from $24 million. (Allie Beth Allman has the listing and homefinder.com estimates your monthly mortgage payments to be a mere $70,394.) According to Peppard: On Jan. 1, 1938, H.L. paid $69,000 for the house.
Want to be a voyeur? Take a slideshow tour of the home with photos by Allison V. Smith.