I always love looking through The Dallas Morning News archives to see if I can find out any interesting bits of insight on the homes we feature. I always know when I find a Lakewood Tudor, like our Inwood Home of the Week at 6934 Westlake Avenue, that there will be some little gem of information. Invariably, there are engagement announcements and society articles about who threw a tea for whom. Then, with any luck, there are my favorites: the advertisements.
This one is from 1931:
One of the Best
Among the CHOICE HOMES of WESTLAKE PARK-6934 Westlake. A nearly new COTTAGE HOME. Seven rooms, with a REAL FIREPLACE in a large living room, 3 bedrooms, all-tile bath-a home built for permanency. A low-down price that IS LOW DOWN $8,500 with $1,00 cash.
I know, $ 8,500! Well, that was the price 87 years ago. It was a great house then, but it’s so much better now!
This 3,060-square-foot Lakewood Tudor is one of those rare historical homes that has been lovingly maintained over its lifetime and beautifully updated.
“I think is it’s the quintessential Lakewood Tudor home,” Keller Williams Arlington listing agent Taylor Harmon said. “When it was remodeled they did an excellent job of maintaining the home’s original character.”
That’s what blew me away when I spotted this Lakewood Tudor. You seldom find all the vintage characteristics we crave in one home. But this one has the great leaded windows, graceful arches, tile fireplace, original hardwoods, and all that beautiful moulding.
The home has large formal spaces. Remember in the 1920s, teas and engagement parties reigned supreme. Everyone entertained — constantly. This Lakewood Tudor also has the coveted downstairs master as well as a second bedroom on the first level. At some point, the attic was converted and two bedrooms, a full bath, and study were added.
It’s the updates in this four-bedroom, three-bathroom Lakewood Tudor that take it to a whole new level. Like that unbelievable kitchen! Yes, that is a La Cornue gas range with matching custom vent hood. And yes, it’s that beautiful. If you cook, you’ll never want to leave this kitchen. Then, there are the Miele appliances, the farm sink, and those countertops!
“The kitchen is probably my favorite room,” Harmon said. “It’s stunning. Aside from the La Cornue range, I love the countertops. They were purposely installed upside down, so you have an almost leathered natural stone look.” (Remember this was before that leathered look was available and prior to natural stone being a hot item).
The backyard is a perfect space for both grown up and kid-friendly partying. There is a serene covered porch with privacy curtains, a built-in grill, a sink, a cooler drawer, a mosquito mist system, and a fire pit!
Ok here’s the real kicker. All this loveliness can be yours for only $925,000. I know, right? I mean move on this one quickly because getting into a flawless Lakewood Tudor, within walking distance to White Rock Lake, for under a million does not happen often. There’s an open house Saturday but I’m taking bets it will be under contract with two or three back up offers by then.
Open House: Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m.
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