Splurge vs. Steal: A Tale of Two Tudors in Highland Park’s French Streets

For those of you who love and adore Highland Park as much as we do, you’ll appreciate this week’s Splurge vs Steal. We are looking at two exquisite Highland Park estates, one a splurge and the other a steal — ahem, relatively speaking. Both offer a terrific location on larger lots, in the Tudor style we love, but with list prices that are miles apart. Let’s take a look and see what makes each home worth it!

Splurge: Opulent Tudor Steeped in Local History, Architectural Detail

 

If there is one thing we know about Dallas, it’s that Highland Park buyers covet their street names, and few conjure more excitement and prestige than iconic Beverly Drive.

Set back on a sprawling 1.03-acres, 3905 Beverly Drive has earned a reputation as one of Highland Parks most beloved estates. Built in 1924 by CD Hill, it affords a prime location overlooking the Dallas Country Club, and features unbelievable architectural detail with 7,579 square feet, five oversized bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms, and ample spaces to entertain.

We have fallen in love with its rich custom millwork, exquisite moldings, French doors, barrel ceiling, and undeniable warmth and character. From the pristine and manicured grounds, to the spa-like master suite, and intimate resort-style pool and patio, this Highland Park home has it all. Oh and did we mention the three car-garage and porte cochere?

If you haven’t already devoured our coverage of this HP beauty’s first debut to market in over 50 years, it’s worth a look. Staff writer Karen Eubank digs into the history of its famous owners, and reveals fascinating tidbits about the estate she says is “destined to be owned by genius entrepreneurs.”

The property is currently listed for $12.5 million by Susan Shannon of Allie Beth Allman & Associations.

Steal: Redesigned French Normandy With Private Elevator, Enchanting Pool

In contrast to our beloved Beverly, this reimagined French Normandy-style Tudor – also located in the sought after “French streets” – is light and bright, and what Highland Park dreams are made of.

Thoughtfully renovated with special sensitivity to the original architecture, 4401 Lorraine Avenue offers the same beds and baths as 3905 Beverly, but at less than half the price! Five gracious bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms, and 7,500 square feet of luxury living and entertaining with masterful architectural detail, put this jaw-dropping beauty in the same league. Did you notice the marble master bath? And just look at that fabulous pool and patio. To be fair, the home does sit on less acreage, clocking in at a sizable, yet relatively smaller 0.35-acre lot.

Built in 1933, it welcomes with 95-feet of frontage, and features a private elevator, and additional 1,284-square-foot quarters – something you won’t find in today’s Splurge. Ideally situated at the corner of Armstrong Parkway in Highland Park, this home’s address is tough to beat. In fact, our entire staff has had a love affair with this stunning masterpiece since it hit the market back in 2016.

4401 Lorraine is currently listed for $5.795 million by Caroline Summers of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

I don’t know about you, but these two Highland Park beauties are giving us life! Whether you’re on the hunt for something rich and regal, or are looking for light and airy, these Highland Park estates aim to please. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

2 Comment

  • Splurge or steal? The splurge incorporates original and unparalleled Tudor revival interior details as well. The staircase tracery is especially fine. Nevertheless, the newer cabinetry surrounding the twin sinks is a bisl High Victorian Gothic for my taste.

    The steal idiosyncratically marries a Norman exterior with a Georgian interior: I adore the dining room corner cabinets, positively worship the foyer with its checkered floor, Georgian-revival arch, and Chinese Chippendale fretwork banister, and declare this unique marriage to be kosher! Accordingly, I favor the steal.

  • Fantastic commentary Rabbi Hedda LaCasa! Your attention to detail and thoughtful remarks made my day as listing agent of the “steal”. Call me for a tour anytime and thank you for chiming in so eloquently