This home is so very Easter Monday, and also such a beautiful example of Highland Park neoclassical architectural history that defines Dallas real estate. Built in 1922 by the renown Hal Thompson, it sits on one of the most prestigious corners in the city (Eton and Beverly) with stately columns, slate and metal roof, perfectly manicured gardens, huge towering trees, a front porch (remember those?) and circular driveway that must have inspired a million more. The home is situated on .845 acres in Highland Park! You get 8,938 square feet of space that has been brought into the 21st century artfully and thoughtfully, all the while maintaining and respecting the architectural integrity of the home.
If this home looks familiar, it was on the Park Cities Learning Disabilities Association home tour in 2012. It is owned by Alisha and Joseph Sinacola.
Where to begin? The property includes the expansive home, a sport court and carriage house with guest apartment, and exercise room and a pair of double-car garages. There are five fireplaces, gorgeous original crown moldings, a finished basement, curved doorways and hand-crafted millwork. The floors are hardwood and marble and as you would imagine, every molecule of this home is in perfect condition and maintained like a Ritz property.
You have the usual formals, but note how each room is so unique, elegant and soft on the eyes. Because this home was built at a time when entertaining was more formal (and children were not included, often tended by the nanny, I think we need to go back to those days) there are two dining rooms, one formal, one informal. There is a proper butlers pantry because there were butlers in 1922. There is a large formal living room with adjacent study, plus a ginormous family room that opens to the terrace and backyard and overlooks the pool and fountain. At the center of the home is something Hal Thompson could not have envisioned in his wildest dreams: a huge kitchen fit for the cast of Top Chef: Viking, Miele, two ovens, warming drawers, two dishwashers, rare granite slabs, two islands (THIS IS THE NEWEST HOME TREND, BTW), walk-in pantry, breakfast nook, wet bar with wine closet and wine room. Yes, I said wine ROOM.
Adjoining this center of culinary decadence is a house managers office and a mudroom with sink and bench.
Upstairs, a knock-out master suite with fireplace, his and her closets and bathrooms, plus three bedrooms with en suite baths. On the third level, a crafts room, game room and another bath.
Did I mention the exterior carriage house behind the pool, fountain and spa? The The backyard cabana with a shower, outdoor kitchen and pizza oven? There is a reason why this home is listed at $14,500,000 with Erin Mathews at Allie Beth Allman… now, you can see why this home is setting a new standard for Highland Park pricing at $1622.29 per square foot!