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The Ultimate Car Lover's Dream House: Reality TV Star's Sprawling $1.98 Million Estate Features a Fantasy Mega Garage - PaperCity Magazine
Culture / Real Estate

The Ultimate Car Lover’s Dream House

Reality TV Star’s Sprawling $1.98 Million Estate Features a Fantasy Mega Garage

BY // 07.27.17
photography Courtesy of Briggs Freeman

Car lovers of Texas, your dream home just hit the market. Dennis Collins, star of hit reality show Fast ‘n Loud about the Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, recently put his two-acre retreat in Murphy, Texas up for sale. Don’t be fooled by its secluded location,19 Maxwell Lane isn’t any old country house.

The compound includes a sprawling ranch house, a guest wing, a resort-like backyard, and the car collector’s ultimate dream garage.

The freestanding, two building garage complex was a necessary amenity for Collins, who is an avid collector himself. The mega garage made several appearances on the show, and features special lighting to make beautiful cars look even more photogenic. In addition to space to store 20-plus cars, the climate-controlled garage also includes a large workshop and sound system.

But that’s just one of the home’s many jaw-dropping details.

There’s also a well-lit private baseball diamond that can double as a helicopter pad, a fenced dog run, and world-class outdoor facilities. The yard includes a professional sound system, a double-sized country club pool in a unique V shape, a fire pit and double-sided fireplace, and a fountain that converts to a hot tub for 16.

The house itself isn’t too shabby, either. The 7,964-square-foot home has a gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a guest wing with its own kitchen and living room, plus one-and-a-half baths and one bedroom.

Holiday Gifting

  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Wayne Smith
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Cotton Club
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Cotton Club
  • Wayne Smith
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Asher Gallery
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch

Other features that make this home a rare find include skylights, three fireplaces, a wine cooler, a wet bar, and a dream closet. That’s right – this home will suit fashion enthusiasts just as much as auto enthusiasts. The master suite’s 600-square-foot boutique closet is accessible by a private staircase and features a sitting room and a balcony overlooking the pool.

The unusual home is its very own resort, sitting in the serene town of Murphy in Collin County. Murphy has a family-oriented community and offers excellent schools in Plano ISD. Only 30 miles from Downtown Dallas and 38 miles from DFW Airport, 19 Maxwell Lane takes escaping from the everyday to a new level.

Start your engines?

Square footage: 7,964

Bedrooms/baths: 3/2.5

Asking price: $1,988,000

Listing agent: Gina Lester with Briggs Freeman

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