We’ve seen a lot of iconic properties listed for sale in 2017. Hang onto your Stetsons, because we have another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.
This stately White Rock Lake heritage estate at 4343 Lawther Drive was built in 1940 for Alto B. Cervin, an industrial attorney. It remained in the same family until the present owner purchased the property in 2006. And now it can be yours for only $3.995 million. That’s not much when you consider Mount Vernon, the H.L. Hunt 10-acre estate, was on the market for $19 million not so long ago.
White Rock Lake heritage estates don’t exactly pop up every day. That’s why we were so excited to discover this classic home on 2.9 acres of prime real estate that runs from West Lawther Drive to Fisher Road with 152 feet of full waterfront views.
The 4,848-square-foot home has been updated and maintained beautifully over the years and, fortunately, the interior has been kept traditional and classic.
“The house has an elegant stature to it,” Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s listing agent Janis Wells said. “It’s truly a home that invites everybody in, and you feel instantly comfortable.”
While we love the graceful entry staircase, the massive windows overlooking the lake, the hand-painted wallpaper in the dining room, the gorgeous moldings throughout the house, and of course, the character of this home, we’re also pretty taken with the kitchen. That’s mainly because most of us like to cook here at CandysDirt.com. This is not one of those oh-so-cool, but no one cooks here kitchens. We’re over the giant room with a huge island where you walk yourself to death before you get anything on the table. Those may be pretty, but they are not terribly effective. It’s evident this kitchen was designed by someone that actually likes to cook, because everything is at your fingertips. It’s like a command center. This is a kitchen that means business!
This White Rock Lake heritage estate has a master bedroom to match every new build we’ve seen lately. Any master bedroom with a sitting room has a special place in our hearts. This baby is 25 x 17 feet with a closet almost as big as one of the secondary bedrooms.
There are two more generously proportioned bedrooms, three bathrooms and a powder bath in the home. There is also an art studio attached to the garage and a separate guest cottage.
As we said, a White Rock Lake heritage estate rarely comes up for sale, and there are a finite number of original homes left. When you purchase one, you also purchase a piece of history and, you become part of a small group of homeowners that can call White Rock Lake home. That means instant access to the lake and all of the amenities it offers. You can join the sailing club, hop on your bike and easily loop around the lake, rollerblade or paddleboard. If you’re less actively inclined, you can watch Queen of the South film crews shooting at one of the estates, or spot the amphibious Amphicar driving into the lake for a cruise.
Of course, you can also join Erykah Badu and her kids in passing out water to the Dallas Marathon runners. That’s right, Badu has lived in the neighborhood for years. Just think, if you buy this iconic estate, she may drop by for coffee. You never know!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and 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