Tuesday, December 11, 2012
House candy: Former Rosewood CEO John M. Scott sells Belclaire manse for $4 mil
Look at those interiors!
Have you ever wondered what happened to former Dallas-based Rosewood Hotels & Resorts CEO John M. Scott III? Recall he was replaced over at Rosewood back in August 2011 by the “sexy” Radha Arora. That came about when Rosewood sold out its lucrative (thanks to John) management company to Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality mid 2011. Seems John was just named president and CEO of the embattled Orient-Express Company, owner of such renowned hotels as Venice’s Hotel Cipriani. The Scott home is far superior, I think, to the other hotelier’s homes listed over on Curbed: Is this a massive hotelier house sell off or coincidence?
Now that cutie pie team of Karla and Alex Trusler and Will Seale just listed the Scott manse over on 4212 Belclaire! $3,995,000. Oh my I love this home and have always wanted to write about it! Interiors are TO DIE FOR. It’s a circa 1955 brick Georgian Revival of 7,700-square feet on a super-humungo Highland Park lot with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms (with knock-out master spa bath), a library, an office, large swimming pool, and a five-car, glass-door garage which Deborah uses as a double family/play room. Comes in so handy at pool parties, I thought the idea was genius when she showed me the home!
Speaking of genius, let me tell you that most of the home’s decorating and remodeling was done in 2005 by Wilson McClure under the talented eye of Deborah Scott herself. Originally from New Zealand, she has a unique talent for just about everything, including interior design. She was one of the first in town to do transitional when we we all still buying ball and claw chairs. Anyhoo, I am scooting off to do an interview but will be circling back to this house because I love it. Warning to the next owners: I will be stalking!
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