6809 Golf Drive, University Park, TX 75205
- Beds 5
- Baths 5.3
- SqFt 6,854 TBV
- Lot 0.24 TBV
- Year Built 2006
- Schools Highland Park ISD
Formals | Study | Game Room | Media Room | Pool & Spa | Creek
Breathtaking University Park Home
This fabulous University Park home is chic with breathtaking creekside views on Golf Drive.
What a first impression as you enter through the steel and glass doors in the entry with handsome herringbone hardwood floors, an impeccable staircase, and views to the treetops out back. An elegant formal living room with a fireplace, high ceilings, and beautiful moldings is splendid indeed.
The exquisite family room highlights venetian plaster walls, a fireplace with a custom leuders limestone mantle and a covered terrace that leads to the oasis of a backyard. Nearby, is the wet bar with plenty of cabinetry, a quartzite countertop, and temperature controlled wine room complemented by a steel and glass door.
The stunning kitchen features beautiful quartzite countertops and backsplash, a service island, a Wolf range and warming drawer, two Bosch dishwashers and Subzero refrigeration. Close by is the charming breakfast nook perfect for morning coffee and reading the newspaper. Just beyond the kitchen is the butler’s pantry that leads to the formal dining room with an antique mirrored wall as the focal point. Also, on this level is an immaculate formal powder bath, a sophisticated pool bath, and mud area leading to the two car attached garage.
Upstairs, an outstanding master suite showcasing venetian plaster walls and a lovely sitting area is a standout. The luxurious bathroom offers a coffee bar with Subzero refrigeration, marble shower, and separate vanities. The soaking tub with a marble surround delights with an amazing view to the outdoors. An expansive walk-in closet is a must see and suitable for any shoe collection.
The study with built-in bookshelves and coffered ceiling is a nice retreat. It is conveniently located near the master bedroom with a shared terrace overlooking the lush landscape and creekside. A game room with leather walls and wet bar is great for entertaining family and friends. Three additional guest suites with designer bathrooms are also situated nearby. The third level offers a media room and a spacious fifth bedroom.
With sights of the manicured landscaping and creek through the walls of windows, this residence is a hidden gem. The private grounds include a pool, hot tub, fire pit and built-in grill. Located to Goar Park, Curtis Park, shops, and restaurants, this stylish home is one of a kind.
The Neighborhood: University Park
Originally University Park was just a gathering of homes surrounding a rural educational institution called Southern Methodist University, which was founded situated north of Dallas in 1915. In fact, the university supplied the homes with utility services. But by 1924 that came to a stop when the population outgrew the capabilities of the school and incorporated. Eventually, the cluster of houses would become one of the country's most affluent communities and gain international recognition as the future home of a presidential library.
Perhaps that is why University Park has always placed an extraordinarily high priority on education. Indeed, there are residents who have gone from kindergarten through doctorate and law school without ever leaving University Park. The town of more than 22,000 can boast that it has even beaten its neighbor Highland Park in national rankings as one of the country's finest public school systems.
However, University Park is far more than a township solely revolving around educational institutions. Within its 3.8 square miles, and due to its proximity to Dallas, University Park offers all the advantages of a major city, while maintaining a small-town charm. Its parks, with their beautifully maintained lakes, provide recreational facilities for everything from baseball and soccer to tennis, and even dog runs. To complement the lifestyle of the town's residents, Snider Plaza with its one-of-a-kind petite boutiques and restaurants was developed cattycorner from SMU in 1927.
In addition to these educational and business services, University Park, though limited in space, boasts seven religious institutions including Highland Park United Methodist Church and Highland Park Presbyterian Church, homes of the largest Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in the nation.
University Park has indeed come a long way from its origins as a bedroom community for SMU. Today the residences of University Park range from charming renovated cottages built in the early 20th century to the magnificent Volk Estate mansions with their expansive acreage and their prestigious owners.
Shopping in University Park
- Plaza at Preston Center - Located just to the north of Highland Park in University Park, the Plaza at Preston Center is a local destination for restaurants, local boutiques, and national brands. Preston Center's variety of storefronts includes Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bachendorf's jewelry, Houston's, and Baskin Robbins.
- Northpark Center - Northpark Center was developed in the 1960s by Dallas developer Raymond Nasher and its opening forever changed the retail world in Texas and the Southwest. Today, Northpark remains one of the top shopping destinations in Texas with tenants ranging from flagships such as Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and Nordstrom, to boutiques such as Apple, Cartier, and Valentino. Northpark is situated just north of the Park Cities.