Monday, January 12, 2009

Bush Returns to Dallas


I don't beleave that the house George and Laura are moving in to at Preston Hollow is a two story like this one, and to get there you will have to jump the new gate the city is installing on the street into the neighborhood and then get past the secret service agents and their German Shepards, just to deliver the pizza and tacos (at least until we can get him back on a TexMex diet again).

In a few days, George and Laura Bush will be back in Dallas after 8 years in Washington. They will be out at their Prairie Chapel ranch on weekends. The following is a great summary of Preston Hollow in Dallas where they will live...

Prominent residents of Old Preston Hollow include Dallas mayor Tom Leppert, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and its President Terdema Ussery, former Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach and Chuck Howley, Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder, billionaire investors Harold Simmons and T. Boone Pickens, sports team owner (Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers and Liverpool F.C.) Tom Hicks, software developer Larry Lacerte, noted trial attorney and Democratic party fundraiser Fred Baron and ex-Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and her husband Steve Wolens (retired Texas legislator).

Former noted residents of Old Preston Hollow include the late Robert Dedman Jr., former American Airlines chairman Bob Crandall, and the late cosmetics magnate Mary Kay Ash.

Presidential candidate billionaire Ross Perot, Dallas Cowboys football coach Wade Phillips, and Dallas Stars Mike Modano also live in the greater Preston Hollow area.

On December 4, 2008, U.S. President George W. Bush, a former resident of Preston Hollow, announced that he would be moving into the area upon leaving office the following month.[1]

Homes in Preston Hollow are among the most expensive in the state and have continued to increase in value in recent years. Currently houses range from $800,000 tear downs up to $40,000,000 estates.


A house in Preston HollowThe most expensive estate in the greater Preston Hollow area, a US$45 million mansion, caught fire while still under construction. The original owner combined several lots to produce what would have been the biggest house in Dallas. The owner eventually abandoned the project.

The most expensive home currently available in the Preston Hollow area is the Park Lane estate owned by software company founder Larry Lacerte, which is priced at $40 million.