Braden Power and His Turtle Creek Natatorium
Posted on July 31st, 2008 1:31 am by Candy Evans
One of the most talked about properties in town, a prime Dallas location, freshly built on
.7 acres bordering Turtle Creek and designed by owner Braden Power, co-founder of
Power Properties, with loving care and exquisite attention to detail. Five bedrooms, six
baths in the main house, loggia, fireplace, beau-coup outside rooms and seating areas plus
(another) exterior infinity pool, guest quarters, rolling lawns and an intimate lounging
area with fireplace smack dab at the edge of Turtle Creek. The ancient Rome influence is
evident, revealed in the front atrium foyer with a reflective pool right as you walk in the
house. (Don’t trip!) The pool is bordered with heated limestone passageways connecting
the Moorish style entrance to French doors flanking the fireplace. (Architect Cole
Smith collaborated with the owner/designer.) Details abound such as zebra wood inset in
wood railings, hand carved corbels, monochromatic wall and window coverings. The main
kitchen is so integrated you don’t realize it’s a kitchen — a butler’s/catering kitchen is
adjacent. This home is so sexy I asked if Viagra is circulated through the evaporator coils
as a pheromone. Totally seductive retreat: one touch interior/exterior mood lighting and
sound systems and, most vitally, window coverings.
Also home of the most decadent master suite in the country — wait till Mama sees this!
Half of the second story is devoted to a languishing master bath with heated floors and
towel shelves, indoor spa/media room, spa with steam room/waterfall/full bar/fireplace,
gym, todiefor haberdashery closet, sitting room, balcony and dressing room.