North Texas’ most expensive home is 24K square feet, well-marbled and unfinished

‘People want extraordinary,’ says listing agent Diane Stewart

6915 Baltimore Dr, University Park (Realtor, iStock)
6915 Baltimore Dr, University Park (Realtor, iStock)

The most expensive home in North Texas isn’t even finished yet.

Construction began in 2018, but it was still a work in progress when the property hit the market in early 2021 for $37.5 million, according to the listing. A little more than a year later, it jumped to $46.5 million before being abruptly removed a couple weeks later.

Now it’s back on the market in all its unfinished glory at a reduced price of $43 million. With 23,688 square feet of living space, this six-bedroom home is nearly 10 times the square footage of an average single-family home in the U.S., according to the listing.

“It’s not move-in ready,” listing agent Diane Stewart told, noting most of the facade, the landscaping, and the pool are not yet finished. “A lot of things are in supply chain delays and haven’t arrived yet.”

This mammoth mansion is located in Volk Estates, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Dallas metro. But even within that elite enclave, it’s in a league of its own. Of the surrounding homes on the market, the next most expensive is another Baltimore Drive property listed for $6.97 million.


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Even in its current state, 6915 Baltimore Drive could make a Kardashian say “it’s a bit much.” When you first walk in, you’re greeted by a floor and massive double staircase adorned with blinding black and white marble.

“It just sets the tone for the rest of the house, and you’re just in awe,” says Stewart.

Nearly every sprawling room is decked out with marble floors and bright white walls — except for the library, which is floor-to-ceiling mahogany. Designed by architect Richard Drummond Davis, who’s behind some of the metroplex’s most lavish homes, the mansion’s exterior features imported Bulgarian limestone. The kitchen countertops are made from Azul Macaubas, a blue-hued quartzite.

It also includes a wellness wing complete with a yoga room, sauna, and gym.

The mansion was erected across the street from where current owner Christy Thompson grew up. Thompson, a real estate investor herself, is the daughter of the late J. Cleo Thompson, an oil wildcatter who died in 2010.

“I would say this was to be the owner’s dream home,” Stewart says, adding that Thompson “has been quoted as saying she wants to take advantage of the current real estate market.”

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