House of the Day: A Splash of Color in the Heart of Dallas

It may boast 14,670 square feet of living space and a $12.5 million price tag, but this isn't your typical Dallas estate.

For one thing, the eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom property is mighty quirky. With its bold design (an eclectic mixture of Italian and Southwestern architecture), hand-painted wooden ceilings, limestone fireplaces and kaleidoscopic details, it's been called one of the most "riotously colorful luxury homes around."

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House of the Day: A Splash of Color in the Heart of Dallas

But wait, there's more! Beyond the rich color and custom decor, you get an incredible, state-of-the-art chef's kitchen (unsurprising, considering the last reported owner of the property is restaurateur Phil Romano, of Romano's Macaroni Grill fame) featuring banks of Traulsen refrigerators and freezers, a Vulcan oven and stove, stainless steel cabinets and a huge walk-in pantry. When you're finished whipping up your gourmet meal, you can stroll casually around your sprawling, 4.7-acre grounds, and perhaps nap by your private lake complete with fountains and waterfalls.

Claire Dewar from Sotheby's International Realty has the listing.

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