A Texas man bought a knockdown and built a mansion on a site that was a nod to sci-fi movies, Ferraris and ’80s rock bands. Now he’s listing it for $3.96 million.

exterior of the house.

exterior of the house.Zack Sproth

  • A Texas mansion inspired by the movie Tron: Legacy is on the market for $3.96 million.

  • Owner Michael Sean Jackson told Insider that it cost him $1.4 million to build the home.

  • “I set out to build a house that looks like it’s from 2050,” Jackson said.

When Michael Sean Jackson was designing a home in Texas, he wanted something that felt like it came from the future.

exterior of the house.

exterior of the house.Zack Sproth

He was inspired by one of his favorite movies, the sci-fi movie Tron: Legacy.

“I set out to build a house that looks like it’s from 2050,” Jackson told Insider.

As a real estate developer and designer with his own company, acquiescence design, Jackson was deeply involved in the construction process. He also designed his own furniture.

“I worked with a friend who builds custom homes,” Jackson said. “We even used some contractors for certain elements of the build.”

After purchasing 0.18 acres of land in Dallas’ Greenway Parks neighborhood for $286,000 in 2018, Jackson said he demolished the existing home and rebuilt it from scratch.

A Google Maps screen grab of the previous house on the property.

A Google Maps screen grab of the previous house on the property.Google Maps Street View

The old house looked dramatically different than the new house. The photo shows.

The original house had a traditional pitched roof and window gratings. It was also small enough to have a vestibule. The house was flanked by trees on both sides and had one narrow passage leading from the main street to the front door.

As an aerial photo of the neighborhood shows, the renovated home occupies nearly the entire width of the site.

Aerial view of Tron: Legacy Home and surrounding housing.

Aerial view of Tron: Legacy Home and surrounding housing.google map

The new home stands out from its surroundings, but changes are happening fast. listing An agent who goes by the name Pogir told Insider. Pogir maintains the list with her colleague Lisa Besserer at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

“When you drive around your neighborhood, you see a lot of new modern homes being built or completed,” says Pogir. There is one next door and another across the road, he added.

There are nine new homes in the area, all of which were completed this year. Realtor.comAmong them are modern, $1.295 million home It is clad in a series of cleverly placed windows. $1.549 million home The appearance of refined monotone.

Currently, there are 36 detached houses for sale In this region, prices start at $275,000. The median home price for Greenway Park homes is $760,000, according to data from . Realtor.comThis “Tron: Legacy” inspired home is the most expensive property in the area.

Draped in LED lights, the house is decked out in an all-black and white color scheme mixed with pops of red.

One of the living areas of the house.

The main living area of ​​the house has a book and matching porcelain fireplace, while the two adjoining slabs have a mirrored design.Zack Sproth

Jackson said it cost $1.4 million to build the house. He added that by leveraging his industry ties and working with his friends, he managed to keep the cost of the house down.

The living room features a two-story porcelain fireplace and a glass-enclosed car showroom that houses Jackson’s 2021 Ferrari F8 Spider.

It's a garage showroom.

Garage showroom in the living room.Zack Sproth

Instead of using a concrete wall to separate the house from the three-car garage, Jackson opted for glass panels to give the cars a clear view.

“I’m a huge Ferrari fan and collector,” Jackson said, adding that he drives the car regularly and has 1,500 miles on it. There is also the option to purchase a Ferrari along with the house for $575,000.

Pogir said the house has already had several tours since it went public in mid-September.

“Most of the inquiries are about the overall design, the extraordinary lifestyle and, of course, the view of the garage from the living area,” added Pogir.

Inspired by the design of the Recognizer (the spacecraft used to transport prisoners in Tron: Legacy), Jackson decided to model the kitchen.


kitchen.Zack Sproth

The kitchen has a spacious island counter and is fully stocked with Miele appliances according to the listing.

The dining area is by the open kitchen with a chandelier designed to melt away.

dining area.

dining area.Zack Sproth

This home may not be for everyone. Pogil says the ideal buyer is someone who wants to live in a work of art.

Jackson’s love of cars is especially evident in his Ferrari-themed home office.

A Ferrari-themed office.

A Ferrari-themed home office.Zack Sproth

“I wanted to create an office that felt like an exotic luxury car dealership, but I was focused on adding red accents and Ferrari memorabilia,” said Jackson.

The home has three bedrooms, including a master suite with Jackson-designed furniture.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.Zack Sproth

“I get bored easily, so I designed removable straps on the bedhead and footboard masters,” Jackson said. “Various tufted with different colors and patterns he can create strap designs and change them easily at will.”

It’s hard for Jackson to pick a favorite part of the house.”There are really too many to list.”

master bathroom.

The master bathroom has a separate soaking tub.Zack Sproth

“I overdid the focus a bit, but I came up with so many great ideas that it was hard to eliminate some of them,” he added.

The ’80s-themed game room is the only room in the house that looks dramatically different from the rest, thanks to its tufted turquoise walls and zebra-patterned floor.

An 80's-themed speakeasy.

80’s themed game room.Zach Sproth

Memorabilia from Kiss, one of Jackson’s favorite rock bands, hangs on the walls and an AC/DC paintball machine in the corner.

Jackson says it was always his plan to sell the house.

outdoor space.

Outdoor conversation pit.Zach Sproth

“I designed and built this project to demonstrate my capabilities as a designer and what is possible in the single-family home market,” Jackson said. “I also want to inspire others to think outside the box and stop being stuck in old boring home designs that have been around for decades.”

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