Who cares about Beverly Hills, 90210? What buyers really want is Highland Park, 75205. Cathy Witte, with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, has just listed the most extraordinary home, at 3509 Gillon Avenue for $5.475 million. It has the exceptional, understated elegance you expect from America’s best zip code.
The expectation of any property in Highland Park is that it will provide you with the highest level of luxury and security as befits one of our great neighborhoods. For all the newcomers to Dallas, who may not know this, Highland Park has one of the country’s best school systems and an emergency response time of under three minutes. It’s also a tight-knit community where your kids can walk to school… safely rules, and you know your neighbors, even the famous ones. The police will even bring home your dog should he stray and give him water! Homes here are worth every penny you spend because your return on investment is always going to be substantial.
What does Candy call it: “Blue Chip Real Estate.”
“The attention to detail in this home is simply incredible,” Witte said. “I’ve been in the house a lot, of course, and every time I’m there I still find wonderful new details.”
The 5,957-square-foot, four-bedroom, five-full-bathroom, one-half-bath home was built by Ellerman Homes, known for their timeless designs, quality craftsmanship and architectural integrity.
Located within walking distance of Knox Street’s wonderful restaurants and shops, it checks every box that discerning home buyers want. Open-plan living space—check. Gourmet kitchen—check. Private bedroom suites—check. Downstairs master suite—check. Study with a secret panel to a safe room— double check.
The focal point of the formal living room is a stone wall with an embedded fireplace that rises twenty feet to the vaulted, rough-hewn, beamed ceiling. Walls of windows overlook the front of the house well as the back, offering a view of the gorgeous landscaped pool area.
The stunning vaulted and beamed ceiling design is repeated in the family room and kitchen, creating a sense of space, yet tying the two areas together in an intimate manner.
The kitchen features double ovens, an eight-burner Thermador range top, a warming drawer and a vast amount of storage. An enormous pantry faces the coffee bar area, just past the refrigerator, providing even more storage.
Another limestone fireplace is cleverly constructed at an angle to leave room for even more floor-to-ceiling windows.
The master suite is an absolutely serene refuge with another stone fireplace — because you can’t really have enough fireplaces in a home. Fireplaces always create a cozy atmosphere and on those winter days when the temperatures dip below 30 degrees, they are an absolute must.
The study, with that hidden safe room we mentioned, is also on the first floor. See if you can find the secret panel when you tour the home!
The back yard is a bit of a rarity in Highland Park, offering not only a gorgeous pool, spa, and entertainment area, but also a sizable back yard for the kids.
“The balance of design and function in this home is amazing,” Witte said. “It’s so well thought out.” We could not agree more!
Open House: Sunday August 7, 2:00-4:00 P.M.