Lion Around a Lazy River in Tanglewood

Silent sentries accent the brick colonnade and look over the “motor court” of this Lazy River listing in the Tanglewood area. Were the lions not of concrete, they might roam the home’s half-acre corner lot, which has grassy areas, a pool, an outdoor “summer kitchen” with dining pavilion, and an arbor.

Inside, a paneled library of near-collegiate proportions includes a second-floor balcony. Also: a wine cellar.


The 9,222-sq.ft.-home has 2 staircases, a half-dozen bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 3 half-baths. A mega-sized master suite is on the first floor. Its features include his and her bathrooms, an L-shaped walk-through closet, a study, and a private garden.

Behind the home is a 2-story guest house with a porch and a 3-car garage with a covered deck as well as a workshop.

What’s that lyin’ there in bed?

In March, the property re-listed at $2,899,000 with a new agency, taking only a 6-week break in its year and a half on the market. Before expiring in February, the previous listing initially sought $4.2 million in November 2010. That’s a hefty drop, but it came in chunks. The asking price for that listing was cut twice, reaching $3.2 million by September 2011. The property last sold in 2008 for $2,499,000.

14 Comment

  • Beautiful place. $2.9 Million or so doesn’t seem like that bad of a deal, all things considered. If it came furnished at that price, I think that it might actually be a steal.

  • What’s that lump in bed #1?

  • That’s a lot of shoes for one man to be having. especially for as many that look very similar.

  • this property has a rich history, owned and built by Kenneth Franzheim very famous architect…..who was married to Barbara Dror,..Danny Sr.ex both deceased…its only had 2 owners in its life time….a bit of trivia

  • Most of the interiors don’t look very “homey,” they look “officey” instead.

  • Colleen, my thought on first inspection was: bachelor pad. The fedoras in the closet shot seems to confirm my suspicion.

  • “Confirmed” bachelor pad. LOVE the stainless kitchen island however.

  • @ Gary, previously owned by Kenneth Franzheim II, son of famous architect, II was a famous oilman.

  • Ever since I was a kid I’ve dreamed of having a house with a two level library. I wanted a big library and a secret passageway behind a bookcase.

    And I guess even a realtor for a house in this price range can’t be bothered to arrange to take a picture of a bed without a body or at least a body shaped lump! Really people!?!

  • thanks TCP IV , I stand corrected….

  • Owners are listed as a husband and wife.

    From the Agent Remarks: “Seller is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas. Seller will convey title by a special warranty deed.”

  • It is an amazing home with many, many features. The floor plan on has the photos embedded inside of it, so you can view the photos in relationship to the drawing — which helps you understand the photos better. When you view the layout of the rooms from a bird’s eye perspective you can easily see this is a home for grand entertaining, by the size and arrangement of the rooms and the way the spaces flow together. Wonderful property. J

  • Seller and seller have a very masculine taste level. Not a criticism, bu from the pictures, I did think a single man lived there. the fedoras are curious… Most of the men I know who wear fedoras and have that many shoes are straight, pump fists on Washington Ave and are not married.

  • The lump looks like a body pillow, which can also double as a NOT TONIGHT I HAVE A HEADACHE removable barrier. The library looks like a Barnes and Noble. Where’s the mini-Starbucks?