The integration of European design elements brings old world style to this petite mansion in Old Preston Hollow. Dramatic twenty foot ceilings in the public rooms, masterful details such as marble fireplaces, refurbished wooden beams, groin and ribbed vaults, arched windows and doorways, decorative iron work and intricately patterned stone, marble and reclaimed wood floors throughout. The quarried natural stone exterior, cast stone architraves and pediments, and generous portico are stately elements marking the arrival to this manor-style home. The double height reception hall opens into the formal living and dining rooms. Imported marble fireplace with belle époque mantel piece, arched windows with custom coverings, and wood marquetry flooring showcase the formal areas. A gallery with view to the pool leads to the mahogany paneled Library which is richly detailed and embellished with classical motifs. The gallery culminates into a private master suite. This spacious retreat features a marble fireplace, refrigerated wet bar, en suite marble bathroom with walk-through shower separating his and her closets and dressing areas. The closets feature custom cabinetry with glass fronts. A separate cedar closet adjoins. The opposing gallery, with view to the covered loggia and outdoor kitchen on one side, and to the wet bar and climate-controlled wine room on the other, leads to the kitchen and family room wing. The chef's (Viking appliances) kitchen features traditionally crafted cabinetry with French country styling, large center island, marble countertops, and a casual dining area opening into the family room. The cathedral ceiling with reclaimed wood beams and brackets, gothic styling of the millwork, and combination stone and wood flooring, lend an old world familial ambience. A dramatic 6-seat theater is located just off the family room as well as full laundry facilities, mud room, task area, and paneled elevator. The 4-car-plus garage entrance is located in this corridor, while a separate corridor leads to a guest room with en suite shower and bath. Upstairs (back stairway leads directly into kitchen and family room), there are 3 large bedrooms, each with en suite bath and/or shower and generous closets. An additional large family room with access to a balcony overlooking the pool. Throughout the house, make note of master craftsmanship in ceilings (coves, rotundas, coffers, vaults), designer wall and window coverings, rare species of marble on vanity tops, superior grade millwork, twelve inch crown moldings, and a variety of paving patterns in flooring with appropriate transitions between. This remarkable home conveys sophistication and elegance, but is also warm and convivial for entertaining friends and enjoying time with your own family.