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PaperCity Dallas September 2022

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The estate's centerpiece is its traditional two-story, 5,000-square- foot main brick home with slate roof. Also on the property are a two-bedroom adjacent cottage, a greenhouse and two workshops, including a state-of-the-art mechanical and technology center where the Marrs' son Ray worked on numerous engineering and fi lm projects over the years. The main house features plaster walls, coved ceilings and hardwood fl oors. It has four bedrooms and three baths, and, on opposite sides of the main entry staircase, a formal living room and a formal dining room with views from both to the neatly manicured lawn. Another staircase is located at the back of the home, which also has a working elevator, an exercise area, a bonus room, an upstairs balcony area overlooking the grounds and a four-car garage. Off the formal living room, dark-stained oak paneling encases a home offi ce that is centrally positioned like a ship's steering cabin with multiple windows to three sides of the estate. The room's antique desk and built-in bookcase fi lled with an array of literature harken to a period of enterprise, entrepreneurship and elevated classical learning. The home's original kitchen has been updated with modern and stainless-steel appliances and is steps away from the breakfast nook where a doting Adah Marr served countless Saturday lunches to her children and grandchildren retreating from hours of play and discovery on the grounds and behind small secret gardens. A large family room boasts a wet bar, built-ins for books, awards and accolades, and sitting areas for conversation, reading or watching television. Over the years thousands of guests congregated in this room for social events and holiday parties that spilled out onto a patio and its fl owing lawn. Perhaps the room's most-prized asset seems to be its quietudeā€”fl oor-to-ceiling glass that showcase the world outside, yet thick enough to envelope those cocooned inside with calmness and serenity. "As you turn from the gate onto the main driveway, you're easily taken back not only to an era of exquisite parties and black-tie aff airs, but of children's innocent laughter as they played tag, midnight ghost or searched for fi refl ies deep into the summer night," Baldwin says. "This space is calling for new generations and new memories." For a private tour of 9511 Inwood Road contact Susan Baldwin at susan.baldwin@alliebeth.com or at 214.763.1591. Off ered at $8,175,000. "Mr. Marr was a renaissance man who surrounded himself with science, adventure, literature and engineered a wonderful home where it all could take place."

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