A Historic Dallas Residence
Eight miles northeast of downtown Dallas, on ten graceful acres facing picturesque White Rock Lake, sits Texas' most famous estate, Mount Vernon, a larger replica of the national landmark.
January 1, 1938, legendary oilman H.L. Hunt moved his family into the neoclassical Georgian home, built in 1930. Specimen live oak and pecan trees planted by Mrs. Hunt still grace this majestic property.
Additions to the house during the six Hunt decades included one of Dallas' first private residential pools, pool house, tennis courts, guest house, garage, and utility buildings - all air conditioned space, a residential rarity at that time.
In 2000, current owners John and Teresa Amend began meticulous renovation of the house, outbuildings and grounds, completing the massive restoration in 2002. During that time, a new two story guest house was completed, plus a showroom garage. In 2004, the nation's finest professionally equipped private bowling center hosted its inaugural event.
Much of the original structure remains - wood floors, doors and paneling, foot-thick concrete walls, marble fireplaces and hearths, a remarkable "Spirit of America" mural. The timeless aura of comfort and livability is reinforced with technology and amenities for today's lifestyle.
Dallas' most famous estate is irreplaceable. Its appeal as a residential retreat and incomparable entertaining venue is established and cherished, and its legend is enduring.