There are a lot of pretty homes on the market right now. It can be hard to differentiate between them, even to my keen eye. However, this modern Colonial Revival at 4220 Lorraine Avenue is in a league of its’ own. What I love about this classic home is the fact that it looks like an early 20th century Highland Park original.
Guess what? It was only built three years ago.
That’s hands down, a testament to the talents of architect J. Wilson Fuqua. The early Park Cities homes have always inspired his work, so it’s not unusual that he would design a modern Colonial Revival that fits so seamlessly into the neighborhood. He’s known for his classic techniques combined with current technology. So, when you enter this 7,600-square-foot home, you will not be surprised that it has every hallmark you expect to see in a luxury home. A downstairs master has enhanced the traditional layout.
“I don’t remember the last time a house of this size has been on the market with a downstairs master,” Compass listing agent Jonathan Rosen said. “That design feature has already created a lot of interest.”
This modern Colonial Revival is the perfect family home with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, three powder baths, two laundry rooms, a library, a gym, an art studio over the two-car garage, and an elevator. When I talk about the best of both worlds, I mean you get all this classic beauty as well as modern amenities like heated bathroom floors and towel warmers. If you’ve ever stepped out onto a warm floor, there is no going back.
While the house has all the beauty and luxury you can imagine, let’s not overlook the fabulous grounds. Cast your eye out over the custom Chippendale balcony railings onto the landscaping, designed and installed by Lambert’s. If ever there were a yard designed for a gracious evening soiree, this is it.
Let’s talk location. This beauty is only two blocks from the Dallas Country Club and a few minutes from both the Dallas North Tollway and Central Expressway. You can get anywhere in 15 minutes. Better yet, if you are lucky enough to end up living in this modern Colonial Revival, you’ll have some of the nicest neighbors in Dallas. The Ewings are across the street, and the Beairds are next door. Just a half a block across Preston Road are the Muse, Cox, and Crow estates.
“I love the fact it is such a classic home,” Rosen said. It has such longevity to it.”
I could not agree more.
Rosen and Robin McMonigle have this classic modern Colonial Revival gem listed for $7.499 million.
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. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and Tudor and Midcentury Modern homes knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com