(last 4 Pics via Candysdirt.com)

Dr. Richard Malouf, who made a fortune through Medicaid Orthodontics, is finishing a 30,000 square foot mega compound on Strait Lane in Dallas, TX. Richard lives in a gorgeous French Manor style mansion located at 10711 Strait Lane. It was designed by Robbie Fusch and built by Bob Thompson in 2003. He bought it in 2008 for $10,500,000. It boasts approximately 15,000 square feet of living space. It also features a swimming pool, cabana, basketball court and formal gardens. Two years later, in 2010, Richard bought the home next door, 10674 Strait Lane, for $6,975,000. That home boasts 14,280 square feet of livign space as well as a tennis court. Instead of tearing it down, he decided to change out the brick exterior and turn it into a huge gymnasium building and attach it to his main house. Together, that equals close to 30,000 square feet!

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  • Limedaiquar

    Ehw, what a terrible idea. Main house is beautiful though. Minus the Disneyland gate. :/




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  • Stewie

    What? I don’t get it.
    Besides, it will ruin the whole symmetry of the house. Dumb idea




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  • Brian

    From what I can see, the whole will be less than the sum of the parts. Much less. Grafting things together didn’t work out that well for Frankenstein and won’t work much better here. Presumably, it will at least work functionally, and he probably won’t have to sell it for a few years yet.




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  • Daniel

    I love that main gate, but I also don’t see this turning out very well. The main home looks nice as-is. Since he spent over $16 million on it already, I would have bulldozed both structures and built something brand new.




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  • marc22

    I dont know what if anything he saved dollar-wise by retaining the adjacent home? It appears to be thoroughly rebuilt so it probably cost more money to work arounf the few odd walls that were left standing than to just start over again. The main house looks good though, even the entry gates, but the cone topped pillars should be re-thought




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  • Tony

    This is a HOT MESS!!! He should have tore both homes down and rebuilt a mega mansion from scratch, also those POWER LINES or telephone wires or whatever out in front of the gates look a HOT ASS MESS!!! Finer neighborhoods should really utilize buried power lines like they do in Beverly Park North.




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  • John L.

    I totally agree with Tony on the power lines! They have completely ruined the aforementioned Disneyesque gates. The main house does look quite nice though. I’d love to see more of it.




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  • Tony

    I just took another look at the house and I decided to have something nice to say for a change lol, the exterior of the main house is nice and i like the gate, the only problem is that you have to see those ugly power lines as you enter the gates, and I just don’t like the idea of joining an an adjacent almost 15,000 sq ft home and turning it into a gym facility, that just seems odd and it seems like it’ll be connected in a wonky weird way, I think it would have just made more sense to tear everything down and have a landscaping team and builder come in and work out a way to join both the lots and create a layout for the estate so that the gymnasium is hidden within the estate without over powering it, the gymnasium could have even been built into a basement level or something, that’s my two cents




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  • Matt

    this guy is dumb. He spent $7,000,000 on a gorgeous house and tore it down. he could have just as easily put a roof and some walls over the basketball court in his backyard for a tenth of the price. Someone else could have enjoyed living in the beautiful home next door to him. guess it cant happen now..




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  • Hunter

    I disagree that he should have torn down both places and started over. My goodness, what a waste of materials!!! Seriously, way way way too much tearing down occurs now. And he didn’t completely destroy the place next door, just re-did it a bit. The main house is beautiful, again I feel that if you saw it in person you’d be blown away. If it’s not your style, then instead of tearing it down, find one that is. Plenty of great estates out there in a wide variety of styles. No need to get crazy with the wrecking ball. I love the gates. Awesome. I’m all about keeping everybody out and only letting in who you want. I’d love to live in this palace and I bet y’all would too!!




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    • Joejoe509

      Problem is, he ruined two houses (that were beautiful by themselves) by combining them. If it wasn’t a tear down before, now it is.




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    • Teddi

      I completely agree with Hunter. The guy built his very expensive, very elaborate and very big dreamhouse. To say tear down a rather new, very pricey existing home when there is absolutely nothing wrong with it is ludicrous.

      I personally wouldn’t have joined the two homes together, but he did a fine job designing the look of the first home, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he’ll pull off something impressive until he shows me otherwise.




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  • Joejoe509

    When he wrote it on a napkin, I’m sure it was a fabulous idea. In execution, not so much. This happens when people with more money than good sense entertain their terrible ideas. Someone should have stopped him.

    He must have REALLY HATED that neighbor. I bet that neighbor is looking at his old residence in pure shock.

    That said, if we get any updated pics/information I would be very interested. 🙂

    If I have to think of something positive to say, I would say props for not making the end product look like a shopping mall.




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  • Charles Malouf

    This is my Uncle’s house.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Nice! You’re a lucky nephew 🙂 haha




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