Splurge vs. Steal: Skip The Tricks, Come For The Treats In These Swiss Avenue Stunners

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Our Splurge: 5323 Swiss Avenue is listed by Kay Weeks of Ebby Halliday for $3.7 million.

Don’t let Halloween get you spooked! Tour these Swiss Avenue stunners instead. Two properties. One neighborhood. Drastically different price points. If it weren’t for all the Halloween hub-bub, we’d still think they’re a great buy.

Didn’t you hear? They’re located smack dab in a treasured Dallas enclave that’s known for getting its trick-or-treat on! That’s right. Enter the Swiss Avenue Historic District. The neighborhood with the good candy. The houses that spring for the big bars. Whether you’re all chocolaty goodness or pure vanilla smoothie, these two beauties will take a bite out of your Dallas home search and are the creme de la creme in the neighborhood for the price. Don’t believe us? Enter if you dare. Mwahahahahaha…

Splurge: The Crown Jewel Of Swiss Avenue For $3.7M

Now this is historic gem if we’ve ever seen one! Many of you loyal followers might remember this exquisite Swiss Avenue estate back when Candy covered it in 2014 for the Monday Morning Millionaire.

It has since found its place back on the Dallas market, and her elegant prose still describes it best:

Considered by many to be the crown Georgian jewel of The Swiss Avenue Historic District, 5323 Swiss Avenue is a most unique estate. Like peeling back a beautiful flower, you go inside the home and discover more and more and more wonders. It has been beautifully cared for, updated and maintained. I had the pleasure of visiting the home this past December, along with my mother-in-law, for a Preservation Dallas event. It is not only elegant, historic and luxurious, it is period true inside: both the main house and the carriage house were designed by architect Hal Thompson in 1916.

The description rings still true today, but this time it comes with a $3.7 million dollar price tag. It’s once again listed by none other than the incomparable Kay Weeks of Ebby Halliday, the home’s previous agent who reminds us the palatial Dallas estate has seen it’s fair share of upgrades over the last 10 years.

This includes a fabulous chef’s kitchen, wine hall, replaced tile roof, addition of a 3,800-square-foot guest house with apartment, private office, 20-seat theater, and guest room with adjacent full kitchen. Plus you’re getting an additional two bedrooms in the carriage house!

Of course the main house and guest house each afford a trusty elevator for privacy and convenience. A resort-sized pool and patio are ideal for those who entertain, not to mention its a great spot to host corporate meetings. Pore over the photos, then and now, and you’ll see not a lot has changed. And for good reason! Can you really improve upon a masterpiece?

To quote our founder’s words once more:

Think of this the next time you go down Swiss Avenue and tell me with a straight face that real estate doesn’t appreciate!

Kay Weeks of Ebby Halliday has listed 5323 Swiss Avenue for $3.7 million. Call agent for a private showing, or ring the door bell on Halloween. 

Steal: Swiss Avenue Manor With A Storied History For $1.795M

Our Steal: 5901 Swiss Avenue is listed by Elizabeth Mast of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.795 million.

For less than half the price of our splurge you could snatch up this sweet, Swiss Avenue Manor down the block for a cool $1.795 million.

It’s listed by Elizabeth Mast of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and comes with the perfect porch for next season’s pumpkin display. Don’t act like you weren’t picturing it!

Being the impeccably built home that it is, great care has been taken to preserve the historical significance of every aspect of this property, while at the same time updating it to make it comfortable by today’s standards.

Of course it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t give you the full scoop. This home comes with a pedigree too! In fact, if you have a sense of humor, it may inspire next year’s Halloween costume.

The residence was once owned by Dr. W. A. Criswell, a renowned pastor at the First Baptist Church in Downtown Dallas, and one of the most prominent theologians in his era.

The bones of the home offer an abundance of architectural appeal, but we can’t help but marvel at all the detail inside!

Warm and inviting interiors, a private first-floor master suite, and generous formals made for entertaining and sipping Halloween punch. Let the kids bob for apples in the kitchen, or spook your guests in the home’s private elevator. A two-car attached garage and separate 1000-square-f00t carriage house make it all the much sweeter.

Elizabeth Mast of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 5901 Swiss Avenue for $1.795 million. Call agent for a private showing, or get invited to the Halloween party!

Whether tricking or treating, these Swiss Avenue homes ensure a Happy Halloween indeed. You can read an oldie but a goodie on what Halloween is like on Swiss Avenue, here. Which is your favorite, the Splurge or the Steal? Do you ever trick-or-treat on Swiss Avenue? We’d love to hear!


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

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