October 30, 2016

Halloween Revisited Plus a Drop Dead Gorgeous Dallas House (No, it's not mine)

I wrote a post a few years ago about Halloween but I accidentally deleted it a few minutes ago.  After throwing my laptop across the room (just kidding), I realized that I can probably retrieve it from wherever it is in cyber space.  Fingers crossed.  For now, though, I'll just show a few of the original photos.  

One photo I didn't include are these cute little trick-or-treaters.  Two are mine and two are my neighbor's.  
I miss those years!

In the post that I just lost entitled "Halloween:  Decorating Gone Wild," I featured the following house.  It's a favorite in Dallas, drawing thousands of people every year.  The owners also decorate for Christmas but that's a different post.

Here are a few of the photos of the Halloween decorations.

Now here's the exciting news: This house is for sale.  Now I  can finally stalk look inside online.  Here we go!

So what do y'all think?  I think it's interesting how the pops of purple are incorporated into many of the rooms without being overwhelming.  The owners of the house must love purple but their decorator suggested using restraint.  A good idea, in my opinion....

As I said in my post that disappeared, this house was built in 1946 but has been remodeled extensively. At one point the mansion next door was purchased and bulldozed so the owners could have more room for their dream; the property now totals 2.8 acres.  The square footage of the main house is over 13,000 but that doesn't include all of the other buildings on the property. I'm sure that the master bedroom closet is bigger than my entire house.  Oh well...

The last three photos show the guest house (on the left).  I would feel more comfortable there but I think it's all gorgeous.

So for a mere $39 million, you can have this house in the honeypot of Dallas.  See more about it HERE.

Happy Halloween!

By the way, do any of you have advice on how to retrieve my post that disappeared into thin air without a trace?  Help!  


  1. Drats! I hope you can recover your post. Do you have a magic wand?

    That is some house. Can't begin to imagine living in all that space. Give me my little cottage any day. I'd rather be cozy. '-) Thanks for sharing.

    I have an entire file of photos of homes in Dallas decorated for Halloween. I was in Dallas several years ago and couldn't believe all the elaborate decorations. I made my friend stop and let me take photos. Nothing like that in Austin.
    Happy Halloween to you and Bitsy! Hope you get lots of treats!

    1. Sarah - I agree about the house. I'd be more comfortable in a cute little cottage, although it would be nice to have a pool and guest quarters.

      Yes, some people in Dallas go way over the top on decorating for any holiday. If a little is good...

      Hope Sadie also has a fun Halloween. She and Bitsy should get together to compete in the cuteness department. It would be a tie!

  2. WOW! The home for sale is gorgeous. It certainly fits in with BIG D.
    I have no idea how to retrieve your post...sorry!
    Happy Halloween!!!!

    1. Ron - Big D definitely has big houses but then so does NOLA. There's nothing prettier than the Garden District, in my opinion.

      Happy Halloween. Your house looks wonderful with all of your decorations, as always. Next up: Thanksgiving and then the BIG ONE. Can hardly wait!

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