The Muse Italian Renaissance Revival is Back!

Italian Renaissance Revival

When you feature luxurious multi-million-dollar homes each week over the course of several years, once in a while, they come back on the market. Rarely, but it happens, and this is one such instance. This Italian Renaissance Revival has only had three owners, and it’s a perfect home in a perfect location.

The one-of-a-kind property at 3821 Beverly Dr. was listed only a few days ago by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realtor Caroline Summers for $10.95 million, and it’s worth every penny. 

This stunning property has long been considered one of the loveliest homes in Dallas. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realtor Ralph Randall sold the land on Beverly Drive to Lyn and John Muse in 1990. They hired architect Larry E. Boerder to create this Italian Renaissance Revival masterpiece.

The 10,057-square-foot home was completed two years later with seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, two powder baths, and a backyard that makes you feel as if you are in the Tuscan countryside.

Italian Renaissance Revival

After the Muse family left for their Preston Road estate, Trevor Fetter, former CEO of Tenent Healthcare, purchased the property in 2005. Candy wrote a post about it when they put it up for sale in 2013. It was beautiful then, decorated in a truly traditional style, and perfect for the early part of the decade.

If you have ever wondered what a difference an interior designer can make, then click on Candy’s post above and do a quick before-and-after comparison. Wow! 

The present owners hired the hotter-than-hot design team at Ten Plus Three to transform the interiors of this Italian Renaissance Revival. Their fresh, elegant, and unique design style is absolutely on the mark for a sophisticated buyer. The kitchen has had a complete makeover, and the family room has a dramatic update. Let us know in the comments below if you can tell what has been done!

Italian Renaissance Revival

Italian Renaissance Revival

Italian Renaissance Revival

Italian Renaissance Revival

The Poggenpohl gourmet chef’s kitchen is an architectural stunner, with a sleek white marble waterfall island and beautiful nut tree teak custom cabinetry.

“This house is perfect for someone moving to town who does not have the time to wait for an interior designer,” Summers said.

That’s right, this is a turnkey property. The sellers are offering this magnificent home, completely furnished. This may be the deal of the century!

“It’s timeless Highland Park estate,” Summers said. “The house stands out against all the transitional product on the market because it manages to blend traditional and modern styles so successfully.”

This Italian Renaissance Revival also has the big three. Stately architecture, hot interior design, and location — it’s three houses away from the Dallas Country Club. We’ll see how fast this Italian Renaissance Revival gets snapped up! What’s your bet? 


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. 


2 Comment

  • I MUCH prefer the previous interior – so much more traditional and in keeping with the architecture of the house. The current interior seems in conflict with the architecture of the house.

  • Beautiful home for sure. Really love the modern transitional updates. The furnishings are to die for! The only thing I’m not a fan of are the two “chain-mail” chandeliers — of course they MAY look just fantastic in person!
    …who am I to judge…. 🙂