Here are updated aerial pictures of this newly built mega mansion located at 5530 N 40th Place in Dallas, TX. It boasts a huge Neoclassical main house (that kind of looks like John Breyo’s house in Saratoga Springs, NY), sports court, swimming pool, huge covered outdoor entertaining space, guest house, motor court with fountain, formal gardens, walking paths and a pond!

  • Daniel

    The garages are obnoxiously large.




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  • Grrrowler

    I agree with Daniel that the garages are obnoxious and over-sized. If I were to spend this amount of money to build a house, the garages would go underground.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Jesus…I would just take the word “obnoxious” and apply it to the entire home. Done.




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  • Al Robinson

    I’m disappointed at the reactions of you guys. Sure, the garage could be put underground, but do you guys like the house itself???

    I like it. I think it looks great! I like the porch area in the back, and I like the design of the home.

    I respect the heck out of you guys, and I like that you guys comment, but sometimes I feel like there is too much negativity. It seems like every home is ugly or something. I find very little to complain about with this one.




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    • Grrrowler

      From what I can see in these pics, I don’t like the house itself, even removing the garage from the equation. I know things look different from ground level compared to the birds eye view, but looking at the renderings in the link that Hüseyin provided, I like it even less. It simply doesn’t appeal to me.




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    • Daniel

      I concur with Grrrowler. The garages are the least of this home’s problems. It’s just so massive and in-your-face…a very pompous design. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, landscaping makes the house. The house has more pavers and patio than it does green space. In my opinion, the bigger the home, the more important the landscaping. However, even if this home was on a larger plot, the design is too mid-1990s contemporary for me. I suspect the inside has huge open spaces with poor scaling.




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      • GeorgeL

        seems like an A o’k neoclassical to me.




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  • Jason

    I was randomly driving in Far North Dallas and happened to notice this beast of a home peaking above the 8ft. or so fence. Guess what I decided to do? Yep, it was at the tale end of construction and I gave myself a tour. The only people there were the staff who were cleaning up the house to get it ready for move in. I was scared witless, but not dettered never-the-less. This home is designed by Ronald Bogard who seems to like a blend of classical & contemporary. The house has classical proportions & massing, but if you could see better images close up- you’d see they are paired down and simplified, rendered in limestone. The interior is not my taste, but top notch. There is a forest of Zebrano & Anigre wood as well as quarrys full of backlit onyx paneling. The garages are obnoxiously large because the doors on either side can open up and become a large entertaining pavillion so I assume that’s why they are so tall. The interior of said garage has glass smooth, painted floors and vaulted and wood trussed ceilings for the special event occasions. I’m new to the work of R. Bogard but he has another mega house in the 25-30k foot range going up in the Preston Hollow neighborhood.




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  • Tay

    octo-house




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  • Tay

    fail roof lines




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  • Guy

    I’m sorry but this house is BUTT UGLY!




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  • Hüseyin

    It belongs to David Weinreb.




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  • Hüseyin
    • Kenny Forder

      Sweet, thanks! You’re awesome at finding things! 🙂




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  • lambskin

    The house is ugly and the grounds worse. Hate the circled pathways and the pond looks like a drainage ditch.




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  • Bill in Dallas

    The garages are high as they also serve as a indoor basketball court. The glass dome sits above the theater room and allows you to look at the stars as you enjoy a movie.

    The bar walls and cabinets are done in Walnut with back lit onyx stone.




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  • Nick

    I live literally about a minute and a half from this house on Preston Trail and Pompton, and this house never ceases to amaze me. I live on quite the property myself as well, but the land this guy is sitting on over here is astonishing.




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