Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Snag Mike Modano and Willa Ford’s Preston Hollow home for a cool $2.5 mil
It's a 4/5 -- a modest place, if you will.
DALLAS Over on Mimosa, a few houses from Rhonda Aikman, David Nichols from Allie Beth’s Mathews-Nichol team supreme has the listing for Mike Modano and Willa Ford’s Preston Hollow home. Built by Hawkins-Welwood in 1999, the home has 7,250 square feet, the usual accoutrements of a fine Preston Hollow manse including great kitchen with — oh my — a butcher-block island? That’s OK, the hammered copper kitchen sink and quartz countertops more than make up for it. There are four bedrooms, five baths, and I bet a half bath in there somewhere, a master suite overlooking a stunning, sophisticated saltwater pool and spa. The back yard is extraordinary. There are formals, an exercise room, a game room, and a three car garage.
According to the Realtor.com blog, “Mike Modano spent the bulk of his pro hockey career as a member of the Dallas Stars hockey franchise, but two years removed from his retirement and the legendary center is looking to cut ties with the Dallas-Forth Worth area.” And:
The NHL’s American-born all-time leader in goal-scoring and points, Modano was drafted 1st overall in the 1988 NHL Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, a team that would relocate to Dallas following the 1992-93 season. Now Modano and his wife, actress-singer Willa Ford, are the ones who look to relocate after listing their Dallas property for $2.495 million.
The writer also says “Modano’s home can be found roughly 15 minutes away from American Airlines Center in the affluent ‘burb of Preston Hollow.”
Sweetheart, Preston Hollow is NOT a ‘burb of Dallas. It is a neighborhood in Dallas. 15 minutes away from American Airline Center, yes, with no traffic.
The writer, Neal J. Leitereg, also says Modano’s home was once featured on an episode of MTV Cribs. And he called it an estate, which it is not, not on a 125 by 150 foot deep lot!
Neal, the estate area is west of here. (These long-distance writers!)
Also, I thought the Modanos were divorcing … happy if they have patched things up!
And their home was nicely featured in D Home magazine in 2008 …
UPDATE: Mandy (Willa Ford) told D Home they picked the home on Mimosa because of the total privacy afforded in the back yard by soaring Cypress trees, trees you can not even apparently plant anymore. In fact, the couple almost got married in the backyard. They also dolled up the back as job one when they moved in — pool resurfacing, adding a cabana and fireplace, and complete outdoor kitchen. There are two TVs outside, 12 total in the house and not sure if those are included in the deal. The furnishings are stunning — especially the master. Also, that butcherblock island looks fabulous in the graceful kitchen. Somehow, the “word “butcherblock” evokes mental images of 1908′s fake wood laminate, but actually, I am loving the island in Mandy’s kitchen. Bet the new homeowner will, too. P.S.: Where are the goldens?
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