Nestled deep in the rolling hills of Bluffview lies one of the most enchanting homes you’ll ever find in Dallas. This Charles Dilbeck Bluffview estate has retained the whimsical charm that defines the architect. Built in 1935 with Dilbeck’s hallmark walk-in fireplaces, unique brick patterns, and vaulted and beamed ceilings, 4731 Wildwood Road is an architectural encyclopedia of detail.
This Dilbeck Bluffview Estate was built for Carol and James Walton. Among preservationists, it will forever be known as The Walton House and was a highlight of the Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour last year.
It requires a particular sensibility to appreciate these historic homes. Fortunately, they generally seem to land in the hands of responsible homeowners who take their stewardship seriously, as in this case.
The present owners just finished a complete renovation that has introduced sophistication into the home without compromising warmth and that quirkiness that defines a Dilbeck. Working with architect Ralph Duesing and builder, Randy Clowdus the owners created a private paradise of 7,668 square feet on over an acre of land. If you are wondering who created that Alice-In-Wonderland landscape perfection, it was M. M. Moore Construction. You have heard us rave about them previously at The Hallman house in Fort Worth.
There are five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder baths, a study, a wine cellar, and a drop-dead gorgeous 1,123 square foot guest cottage.
“It’s just a beautiful house,” Compass Real Estate listing agent Amy Detwiler said. “The estate is gated and completely private. The rooms have volume but feel warm and sophisticated at the same time. Do you know how some homes seem better on a warm or cold day? This one is always pretty. Every time I’m there, I don’t want to leave.”
When you have over an acre of land, there is a further owner responsibility of ensuring the landscape enhances the character of the home. I like to think Dilbeck would be delighted at what has transpired over the years. The setting of this Dilbeck Bluffview estate is spectacular with enormous mature trees and lawns that seem to go on forever. Multiple outdoor living areas, including a pool and spa, have been created which makes for a perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining flow. There are fountains, a koi pond, and even a man-made stream flowing through the property. It’s such a completely serene setting you would never believe you are minutes from Love Field and downtown Dallas.
If you’d like to see more of this $6.499 million Dilbeck Bluffview Estate, give Detwiler a call.
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, and any house designed by Clifford Hutsell knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com