This House Has the Life of Landry

Hardcore football aficionados will sometimes go to extreme lengths to get their hands on unique pieces of football memorabilia.

So there were no doubt inquiries from a few curious Dallas Cowboys fans when the former Preston Hollow home of legendary coach Tom Landry came on the market this summer.

Like the Hall of Fame coach, the house is modest and unassuming, yet elegant and authoritative. However, it’s unlikely the $795,000 price tag will include any forgotten playbooks in the attic or championship rings in the floorboards.

Landry had the single-story house custom built for his family in 1962 and owned it during the first part of his 29-year tenure with the Cowboys. Since the 1970s, it had been owned by philanthropist Dorothy Fanoni, who died in March.

The 4,000-square-foot home — with four bedrooms and three baths — includes an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, tile floors, and a large enclosed patio with a skylight. Although much of the house retains its traditional architectural design, the recently remodeled kitchen features an assortment of granite countertops and custom cabinets.

So regardless of whether potential buyers value its historical connection to gridiron glory, the house that Landry built could be quite a score.

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