If you want all the perks of city living, but crave a historic home with a large lawn and a pool, have we got a heavenly hip pocket for you! Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is a fantastic Turtle Creek Tudor at 4344 Avondale Avenue.
This is one of those rare blocks between Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek that is within walking distance of just about everything you could ever need. It’s perfect for a buyer relocating from a major city like London, Paris, or New York because it offers location, space, and history!
Built in 1933, this 2,365-square-foot Turtle Creek Tudor was extensively renovated in 2014 by Les Owens with LRO Residential, a third-generation Texas builder.
“What I think is just incredible about the house is the way the renovation has respected the honor, beauty, and history of the original 1933 Turtle Creek Tudor home,” Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate listing agent Garrett Holloway said. “Keeping the stained-glass windows, the original white oak hardwood floors, and the staircase paid so much respect to the home while totally updating it to the luxurious standards of modern living today.”
Digging through The Dallas Morning News archives as far back as 1942 I discovered this beautiful Turtle Creek Tudor was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Gilbert, who owned the Majestic Fruit Store on Cedar Springs for 30 years. I bet the Rubens would be thrilled to see their home in such great hands.
The original majestic, arched, stained glass living room window is actually operable! You seldom see that in any historic home today.
There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder bath, and an oasis of a backyard with a gorgeous pool.
“While it’s a cozy footprint, it delivers everything you need,” Holloway said. “The home lives bigger than you’d expect and it does a good job of checking all the boxes buyers want. There is a study downstairs, an eat-in kitchen with a built-in desk area, and a great bar area.”
The kitchen has imported Italian marble countertops and appliances by Wolf and Sub-Zero. The Ralph Lauren light fixture over the island is swoon-worthy!
Heading upstairs, the master bedroom is a tree-top sanctuary with a vaulted-and-beamed ceiling. The master bathroom has Ann Sacks marble tile, a Victoria + Albert bathtub, and two separate walk-in closets. There are two more bedrooms upstairs with a shared bathroom. One is currently being used as a den.
The unique 175-foot-deep lot, designed and installed by Marlin Landscape, provides a wonderful outdoor sanctuary that is completely unexpected in the heart of Dallas. Mature landscaping provides privacy whether entertaining on the covered patio or enjoying the saltwater pool.
This Turtle Creek Tudor home is a wonderful blend of old rich history and all the modern comforts of today.
Holloway has it listed for $1.549 million. Remember this is a hip pocket listing, so we don’t expect it to last!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. She teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. She loves dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and homes with personality. Her father was a spy, and she keeps secrets very well. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com