$9.1M Dallas Mansion Once Owned by Former Texas First Lady Is Tastefully Texan


At 11,323 square feet, this Greek Revival mansion in Dallas is Texas-sized indeed. It once belonged to Rita Crocker Clements, a former first lady of Texas who championed historic preservation in her home state and spearheaded the renovation of the governor’s mansion.

And while the four-bedroom property is stately and classic, it is also sprinkled with whimsical homages to the Lone Star State.

Every detail of the home is luxurious—from the sweeping staircase to the carved moldings, the elegant chandeliers, parquet wood floors, coffered ceilings, plentiful built-ins, beautiful cabinetry, designer wallpaper, and stone countertops. And yet, it’s the touches of Texana that stand out.

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The massive kitchen features butter-colored cabinets, a huge island, a butler’s pantry, and a formal breakfast room. And amid the formal blue wallpaper and matching Roman shades, a small backsplash is covered in tile featuring Texas landmarks such as the Alamo and the Menger Hotel.

The library paneled in warm, honeyed wood, with built-in bookcases, a coffered ceiling, and a chandelier is another nod to formal design. But carved into the wood mantel are the governor’s mansion, the state Capitol, and a modified state seal backed by the six flags that once flew over the state.

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The master bedroom is downstairs, featuring dual baths and offices. Up the grand staircase, there are three en suite bedrooms with fireplaces. The home has a three-car garage topped with an apartment, and there’s a full basement. It sits on just under an acre of land in the Volk Estates neighborhood.

Considering its location, style, custom accents, and previous owner, this house is about as Texas as you can get without buying a ranch or slapping a pair of longhorns on your wall. With its $9.1 million price tag, you might need some family oil money to make it yours.

State seal carved into the mantel realtor.com
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