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It sold on July 25, 2016, snapped up by young designer Ashley Tripplehorn and her husband, Ward Hunt. Owned by Kenny Goss, former partner of pop singer George Michael and principal in the Goss-Michael Foundation, the 5,538-square-foot, four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home came to the market at just under $4 million. It closed at $2.9 after more than 507 days.

George lived in the home at 4449 Belfort when he and Kenny were together, throughout most of the early 2000’s. He died on Christmas Day at his long-time home in the historic village of Goring-on-Thames, one of several luxury homes he owned and left behind at the time of his passing.

Belfort was built in 1940,  designed by well-known Dallas architect Harwood K. Smith with landscape by Blackland Prairie Design. The homes’ clean lines and sharp angles hint at minimalism with nods to federal, colonial and art deco styles.

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We can’t think of a better way to kick off the year than with this drop-dead-gorgeous Highland Park modern French chateau at 4441 S. Versailles Avenue. Joan Eleazer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International has recently listed the luxurious mansion for $8.495 million.

And we do mean luxurious. Built as a spec home in 2008, it combined the talents of builder Christine Goff, architect Will Snyder, and interior designer Ann Schooler, to create a flawless three-story, 11,698-square-foot home that has everything you could possibly imagine — and then some. Now if that is not enough pedigree let’s add another ingredient into the mix — sellers with extraordinary taste.

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You have to love Dallas architecture. With world-class architects and builders at our fingertips, we really have the best of everything and the only limit is your imagination.

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is off the charts in imagination, and in execution. If Harry Potter needed a home in Texas, this Highland Park architectural masterpiece would do nicely.

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GetMediaThere are homes that defy time. They last generations because they’re designed with classic architectural features that don’t go out of style, and are easily updated with little more than a coat of paint and some new tile. We have a stunning example of this for you today, an architecturally timeless Highland Park custom home at 4308 Arcady. Co-listed by Meridith Hayes and Karen Fry of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $3.39 million, it’s 5,787 square feet of perfection.

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Update 4:00 pm: Very sad to report that the man, who was an intruder, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. When police arrived on the scene, the intruder refused to surrender.  SWAT was called and they were able to evacuate two people from the residence from the roof.  Then when SWAT entered the home, they found the gunman, dead, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Update 11:36 am: Police now have the suspect in custody, according to WFAA-TV.

Sources tell me a 50 year old, who is not the home owner, barricaded himself in a Highland Park house with a gun. A Highland Park senior and the housekeeper who were in the house when this happened, were trying to get on the roof to get away.

“Police heard a gun shot but don’t know if he killed himself or anyone else, they are waiting for the SWAT team. Firemen were going to get a ladder to help, but it was considered too dangerous.”

This from WFAA-TV:

DALLAS — Police are on the scene of a barricaded person in the Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas.

Sgt. Lance Koppa says officers were called about a person with a gun in the 3500 block of Beverly Drive near Hillcrest.

The street has been closed in both directions while police investigate.

According to a text alert sent by the Highland Park Independent School District, students at nearby Armstrong Elementary are safe and the Highland Park ISD police chief is on campus. Visitors are asked to stay away from the school for the time being.

 

Timeless Tudor on Beverly Drive - 4416 Beverly

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a timeless Tudor on Beverly Drive that has been completely updated by one of our CandysDirt.com Hot Builders, Tatum Brown Custom Homes, and is right up there on our top 10 wish list of places we’d like to live. There are dozens of reasons we’d love to live here, but we’ll give you four of them.

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4438 Abbott Avenue

Northern Heights is one of those neighborhoods you probably never knew had a name. It’s in a pretty sweet spot — adjacent to Highland Park, minutes from Uptown, and within easy walking distance of the Katy Trail and the many shops and restaurants on Knox Street. It’s also rapidly becoming known for significant modern architectural design, and this sleek contemporary townhome at 4438 Abbott Avenue is a perfect example of urban style with some impressive credentials. (more…)

3800 Normandy

We asked listing agent Shell Stegall how she’d describe her absolutely phenomenal $3.342 million Highland Park contemporary listing at 3800 Normandy Avenue. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind house,” she said.

It certainly made us stop and look!

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Doors to the foyer and living area open onto the front porch for ease of entertaining.

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