You read that headline right. Our Inwood House of the Week is indeed a Highland Park modern tree house with a rooftop pool. It also has four stories. What a find! We’re betting Dave Perry-Miller listing agent Christine McKenny sells 3404 Harvard Avenue in record time.
The 5,104 square-foot home was designed in 2003 by James E. Langford, who trained under IM Pei and worked on the design of the Myerson Symphony Center. Langford was the mastermind behind two other homes in the area as well as Vernon Faulkner’s distinctive Place des Vosges townhome with a pop open roof. He created this one for himself. We don’t have to remind you, but we will, that an architect’s original home is always a solid build with features you won’t find anywhere else.
Not only can this house accommodate a sizable family with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a powder bath, it’s also an entertainers dream.
Let’s go on a tour.
Drive into the four-car tandem garage, wired for electric cars, and park. If you’re having a rough day, roll out of the car and right into the 515 square foot retreat. Imagine being able to chill out here with a cold cocktail and decompress from work. An additional 1,030 square feet of unfinished space awaits transformation — perhaps a wine cellar?
After that much-needed adult beverage, zip up the elevator to the airy living room. Take in the treetop view or hang out on the balcony before you dine.
And what a meal you can create in this gourmet kitchen. Stainless steel appliances including a Wolf cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor ovens, and more tree-top views make cooking a dream. You can eat in the intimate dining room, that also overlooks the trees, or on the balcony overlooking the back yard.
The master suite is on the fourth floor with loads of privacy, a BainUltra air jet bathtub, walk-in shower and marble tile flooring.
The pièce de résistance of this home has to be the rooftop deck and pool. “To be able to see the downtown Dallas skyline views from the deck is amazing,” McKenny said. Accessed by stairs, a large glass and iron door provides entry and can be locked for safety. The pool is what we like to call a cocktail pool. Three feet deep is perfect. You don’t run the risk of messing up your hair or your drink!
This home is a one-of-a-kind property in a great location. You can walk to the Katy Trail, Knox Street, Armstrong Elementary, and SMU.
McKenny has this knockout Highland Park modern tree house listed for $ 2.349 million. You have to see it, to believe it!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com