You love character and charm in a home, right? Red brick, high ceilings, beautiful wood and moldings, classic lines, and how about an historic plaque right on your front door?
Try this classically elegant home at 5215 Swiss Avenue. Built in 1920, perched upon almost two-thirds of a leafty acre in the heart of the Swiss Avenue Historic District, this prairie style mansion exudes the historical charm that defines the home and many of it’s neighbors. Old, charming, takes you right back into the world of the Roaring 20’s and flapper girls.
But every inch of it’s 5515 square feet meets the challenges of life in the 21st century quite nicely.
Like most homes on this beautiful, historical home street, all saved by the family of Virginia McAlester, the entrance brings you right into the perfect flow for entertaining. The kitchen is updated with Carrera marble, a Wolf range, fresh paint, dual dishwashers and an expansive pantry with lots of storage. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room and sitting area and overlooks the lush, expansive grounds, cabana, and peaceful pool. A study with beautiful original pocket glass doors overlooking historic Swiss Avenue and is the perfect place to work from home.
In fact we know: we have several blog posts written in that very office!
Upstairs, the relaxing master suite features a cozy fireplace — this winter weather reminds me to put a fireplace in my next master bedroom! Clearly, in 1920 they knew how to keep warm. There is a spacious adjacent sitting area here (potential office or yoga room) and walk-in closet. Also upstairs, three bedrooms, two baths, plus an expansive third floor bonus space which could be a ballroom, playroom, exercise room or even a guest suite with full bath.
It can also be the place where kids like Macaulay Culkin sleep in the attic! Sorry, this home really reminds me of the “Home Alone” house!
Outside, you have peaceful grounds in the midst of an urban setting. There is a heated pool, spa and cabana equipped with full kitchen and sitting area. Above the cabana are full quarters with a full bath, bedroom and kitchen area.
This happens to be the beautiful home of our newest contributor, Candace Tharp. We told you she was obsessed with real estate: two homes in Dallas, and a lake house in East Texas. Girl after our own hearts! The home is listed with Jen Woods at Briggs Freeman Sothebys, asking price is $899,000, which we think might very well be highway robbery circa Bonnie and Clyde!
5215 Swiss will be open this Sunday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. See it to believe it!