Outstanding Cochran Heights International Style Designed by Dilbeck

Cochran Heights is known for its incredible collection of Charles Dilbeck-designed homes. In fact, thanks to neighborhood leaders, the neighborhood was recognized last year with a Texas State Historical marker. The plaque, which was placed on Henderson Avenue between Consignment Heaven and Nick Brock Antiques, sheds light on Cochran Heights and its priceless character. 

Though Charles Dilbeck is well known for his traditional eclectic designs, there are very few remaining homes built buy this renowned architect in the international style. So we’re thrilled to feature one such example — 5103 Pershing — as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. It’s an incredible coming-soon listing from Dave Perry-Miller Realtor Jarrad Barnes

“This is a unique property and has been published in multiple books on Dallas architecture and Charles Dilbeck, identifying this home as Mr. Dilbeck’s finest example of the international style,” Barnes said. 

Pretty much everyone who lives in Cochran Heights knows about this house, but in case you haven’t been formally introduced, 5103 Pershing Ave. is a stellar international-style home built in 1940 and designed by Charles Dilbeck. It has 1,470 square feet per DCAD, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on a corner lot. 

“This a jewel box of a home has been responsibly restored and updated with modernist sensibilities,” says Barnes, who is listing it for $500,000. 

Those unfamiliar with international style will be pleased to know that Dallas has quite a few great examples in its architectural lexicon, including the landmark Stanley Marcus estate at 10 Nonesuch Road. If you’ve always adored that home, this one takes quite a few notes from that particular house, though on a much smaller scale. You’ll appreciate the corner windows and contemporary shapes, as well as the symmetry throughout.

“The thoughtfully updated interior design by Art of Living MODERN includes a bold textural palette of wood, stone, and glass that pays homage to the stunning 1930’s architecture while bringing it current with a fresh modern viewpoint,” Barnes said. 

We love the stone accent wall along the staircase and in the kitchen, the hardwood floors, and the perfect texture on the walls. The floor plan, which has smart separation between the living and kitchen areas, is great for entertaining. 

“The custom Studio Becker kitchen is outfitted with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances and topped with natural Calacatta marble counter tops,” Barnes added. The monochromatic color scheme is so perfect, and though this home benefits greatly from a twilight shoot, I bet this kitchen is just glowing during the day, thanks to those beautiful steel casement windows looking out to the expansive corner lot lawn.

If you’re a vampire, this master suite is not for you. I mean, there’s so much natural light pouring in through the corner windows that you’d fry up like a side of bacon when daylight hits. However, Barnes says that the home features a smart automation package, including auto blinds. Perfect for those who love to sleep in! But if you constantly find yourself dreading fall and the shorter days to come, this bedroom is perfect. And as a bonus, there’s a lovely little terrace just for you!

“Each bathroom features ambient lighting, large-format Porcelanosa tiles with inset horizontal metal trim, and grey mirrors,” notes Barnes. There’s so much great detail here that it’s a feast for the eyes!