What is it about a Georgian house that offers instant appeal and imparts an immediate sense of gracious living? History for one. Georgian architecture has been around since the 1700s, and some of the most recognizable American institutions have been built in this style. From Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate to Yale University, the style instills a sense of stability and strength. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a Highland Park Georgian at 3911 Gillon Avenue that is perfect example of this architectural style’s virtues.
The classic proportions and symmetry of this three-story, 5,393-square-foot, 1925 beauty are enough to easily win you over, but add in the location and it’s absolutely irresistible. It’s only block and a half from Lakeside Drive and that wonderful Turtle Creek Greenbelt and an easy walk to both Prather and Davis Parks, as well as The Dallas Country Club. Of course you can be downtown or on the tollway in minutes.
“The great thing about Highland Park is you can still find these homes from the 1920s and 30s that are in excellent shape,” listing agent Sam Kincaid with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s said. “The room sizes are perfect and there is a great flow for entertaining, but the house also has very unique multiple living areas that allow for everyone to have their own private sanctuary.”
The owners have made periodic updates over the years without compromising the original character. “In fact all the feedback we’ve had is like, ‘Wow we have not seen this in an older home,’ ” Kinkaid said. “We’ve had people from the North East come in and say how much the house reminds them of home.”
With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a powder bath, library, multiple fireplaces, and of course the great Highland Park school district, it’s a perfect family house. “It’s the sort of home you live in for a very long time,” Kincaid said.
The present owners opted for a backyard lacrosse court for their son in lieu of a garage and pool but drew up plans for both that are available to interested buyers.
Kincaid and Tom Hughes have the property listed for $4.25 million. Considering the move-in ready factor and the location, don’t expect this one to be around much longer!