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Preston Hollow – A Peaceful and Prestigious Neighborhood in Dallas, Texas

Updated and Reposted from 8.15.2014

Preston Hollow is a prime, close-in location and neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The topography of Preston Hollow has a peaceful country ambiance due to its winding roads, ponds and heavily wooded creeks, gently rolling landscape, and lack of curbed streets. It's a quiet and relaxing enclave to live in, with large lots, green expanses, and towering mature trees. The serene setting provides privacy for its residents. Listening to the babble of a brook and the soft breeze in the trees, it is almost impossible to believe that there is a Starbucks just around the corner. In fact, the best shopping and dining Dallas has to offer is only a few short minutes away. Preston Hollow has been around since it was incorporated in 1939, and it's always retained its prestigious reputation.

The Preston Hollow neighborhood is a showcase of grand architectural styles - representing over fifty years - from such prominent architects as Richard Meier, Charles Dilbeck, and Howard Meyer. The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the John Gillin Residence in Preston Hollow - Wright's only Dallas residence and the last home constructed before his death. Some of the better-known residents that like to call Preston Hollow "home" are professional golfer Lee Trevino, former U.S. President George W. Bush, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. With such high-profile residents, especially the First Family, so you're in good company in Preston Hollow.

One Builder's Perspective - Why Preston Hollow is a Wise Investment

"As a builder of luxury custom homes in Preston Hollow for over twenty years, it's been interesting to see the neighborhood mature. When looking for areas to build luxury custom homes, I've always had confidence in the Preston Hollow neighborhood, and the value homebuyers are getting in this tucked-away Dallas enclave" says Greg Alford, President of Alford Homes. When I meet with a new client, sometimes they ask me, "What does a builder consider when looking for a lot in a neighborhood to build luxury custom homes? Is a builder's view different than what the client sees and takes into consideration?

I appreciate the opportunities that Preston Hollow offers me as a professional home builder, as well as the family or individual that will be living in their new custom Alford Home. Preston Hollow has three big advantages - prime location, larger lot sizes, and older homes for teardowns.

  • Prime Location - When looking for places to build speculative or "build to suit" luxury custom homes, Preston Hollow is a smart choice to consider. Preston Hollow is in close proximity to downtown Dallas, Love Field Airport, and DFW Airport. Residents and new homeowners will appreciate its proximity to the Park Cities (University Park and Highland Park), along with key shopping destinations like NorthPark Mall and Highland Park Village. Some of the most popular restaurants in Dallas are within a 5-mile radius of the Preston Hollow area.
  • Large Lot Sizes - One major advantage of Preston Hollow is the larger lot sizes – even some homesites as large as three to five acres. Because of the larger lot sizes, your home design and floorplans won't be as limited – especially when it comes to first-floor square footage. For example, homeowners can consider downstairs master suites, guest bedrooms, and even media rooms on the first floor, if you so choose. Additionally, if you'd like a one-story sprawling estate, that is a viable option on some of the larger properties. In the Preston Hollow community, some lots are spacious enough for tennis courts, guest quarters, elaborate gardens and other luxury amenities. As a builder, I find building on the larger Preston Hollow homesites allows me the freedom to give my homebuyers additional options - that wouldn't be available in some of the other upscale Dallas neighborhoods. 
  • Older Homes for Teardowns – Preston Hollow originally had mostly medium-sized ranch-style homes built during the baby boom post-war years. Teardown homes in Preston Hollow have deep lots, mature trees, and lovely homes nearby, which makes the area ideal.  

Alford Homes Builds in Preston Hollow

 If you are interested in adding to the splendid architecture of Preston Hollow and are considering building a luxury custom home there, please visit the Alford Homes website at or give us a call at 972-429-1074. Alford Homes has won D Home Magazine "Best Home Builder" award for 14 years in a row. We would appreciate the opportunity to build your new luxury home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Texas.

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