Residence Of Presidential Portrait Painter Up For Grabs In Perry Heights

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Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 3314 Hawthorne Avenue for $435,000. Open House, Sunday, April 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Feast your eyes on the former private residence of presidential portrait painter, Alexander B. Clayton. This refined Park Place townhome is now on the market and listed by Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $435,000. And there is more than one reason to fall head over heels for this Perry Heights gem.

Presidential Panache

“For anyone who appreciates presidential trivia,” Walton says, “Clayton once used the full-floor master suite as his artist studio. The giveaway is the wall of windows he added that now offer treetop views. His portrait of Richard M. Nixon was installed rather unceremoniously in the White House in 1981, according to an article written by the iconic White House news reporter Helen Thomas.”

Impressive Designer Touches

First off, the three-bedroom, two-full-and-two-half-bathroom condo affords a generous 2,036 square feet. And it’s chock full of impressive designer upgrades. These include beautiful crown mouldings, decorative lighting, and built-in display shelves – classic touches that truly set the unit apart.

Secondly, the open-concept floor plan is perfect for hosting family and friends. On the first floor, the bright and airy living, kitchen, and dining allow you to entertain with ease. Plus, the private courtyard off the dining is the pièce de résistance! Effortless indoor-outdoor living is all the rage. Here you simply swing open the double doors and take the party outside.

Thirdly, we love the attention to detail in every room. There are custom vanities and luxurious wall-coverings, and not one, but four walk-in closets! The abundance of storage is unbelievable for a condo this size. As an added bonus, each floor has its own temperature and fan controls.

Elevator To Full-Floor Master Suite

The best part? An elevator (or staircase) will whisk you away to the floor of your choosing. On the second floor are two bedrooms, one-full-bath, and one-half-bath. Both offer elegant space for guests to unwind.

But the most inspiring of all is the third-floor master suite. It takes up the entire top floor and comes decked to the nines. A large sitting area, loft study with wet bar, and private balcony are the cherry on top. Paint to your heart’s desire or sip coffee at sunrise. This is where creativity blossoms!

Historic Location

Living here also means being in one of the most historically conscious neighborhoods in the city. Just ask Walton, who says, “The Perry Heights neighborhood has its own interesting history. Businessman Gordon Perry bought up nine square blocks in 1922. Park Place was built in 1968 on his homestead site. It’s really an architecturally eclectic area that has been well preserved. People around here are very civic-minded and don’t hesitate to take action whenever ‘progress’ begins to encroach on their peace and property values.”

Additionally, you’ll enjoy a two-car-garage and prime location near Craddock Park and walking trails. This Perry Heights home is next-level good! Where else can you get a mint condition condo of this caliber for the price? See for yourself this weekend at the Open House, Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Kerry Walton with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 3314 Hawthorne Avenue for $435,000.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury 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

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