Close followers of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” know that Cary and Mark Deuber spent a season enduring a remodel. Now it’s time for the big reveal on Strait Lane.
Mark loves to cook, and the family prepares culinary treats five nights a week. Their $300,000 kitchen layout mimics Eleven Madison Park in New York City, which has three Michelin stars. The centerpiece is a $75,000 French-made blue Molteni stove — the only one in Texas, and the only one with its own Instagram.
“We decided on a kitchen with function,” Cary says. “Everything is easy. There’s a place for everything. You never have to leave a spot with a plate.”
Highlights include a Sub-Zero refrigerator (filled with fresh produce and meats that are flown in daily), a prep kitchen with its own dishwasher, custom German Kitchen Center cabinetry to organize the tools, and a baking station for sweets and pasta. The massive island, fitted with a warming stove and two additional dishwashers, serves as a plating, entertaining and clean-up station.
Cary calls her padlocked closet “my wonderland.” Fashioned after the Highland Park Fendi store, the closet boasts lighting done by the same vendor who did the lighting at Fendi. Her black crocodile Kelly is safe-guarded along with her grandmother Cary’s vintage handbags.
“I just like coming in here and sitting on the bench,” she says. “My daughter will come in, and she’ll try on my shoes, and we just hang out. It doesn’t get much better than this.”
Despite all the glitz, there’s a touch of sentimentality in the Deubers’ home. There may be a matching Kewazinga Bubinga Steinway and bar, but Mark’s antique secretary has been with them for years. The mobile hanging in the living room is made by homebuilder Susan Newell. Paintings include those commissioned by local artists as well as those from Mark’s hometown of Zurich. Outside, the pool mimics the one from a resort in Turks and Caicos where the Deubers were engaged.
“We made our home like our paradise,” Cary says. “Like our sanctuary.”
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