If you’re looking for a Dallas home like no other, one that has been publicly praised for its unparalleled beauty, this off-market listing is perfect for you. Perched on a coveted Lakeside Drive lot overlooking Turtle Creek, this magnificent house has been a statement of style for nearly a century. Upon its completion in 1924, The J. T. Owens Home — as it was widely known — was described in the Dallas Morning News as, “One of the many reasons Dallas is known as the city of beautiful homes.”
Old-world charm is palpable as you step through the gracious front doors into the grand entrance, and details inside further prove that history and luxury go hand in hand here. Walk past discreet “service bells” and imagine them being delicately rung during glitzy parties as servers in white gloves descend with delectable bites and cocktails. The portrait of an early master of the manor still hangs above the library fireplace, reminding you that you are writing the next chapter of this Dallas treasure’s story, adding to the legacy.
With a little love and attention, the 4,341-square-foot house will become yours in no time and be the entertaining haven you’ve been dreaming of. The foyer seems designed for effortless mingling as guests can filter in and out of the superb formal living and dining rooms that surround it on each side. To really dazzle friends and let them experience the historic spirit of the house, retreat to the wood-paneled den/library for an intimate whiskey tasting. Get some fresh air as you sip by heading outside to the small loggia and backyard to chat and share stories until the sun goes down.
Nearby, the old-school kitchen and breakfast room is brimming with potential. A chic, vintage-inspired transformation could take it to the next level with a big farmhouse sink and prisitine white Carrara countertops, cant you see it? That renovation would surely earn you a portrait on the wall, too.
Upstairs, the second floor charms you with four bedroom suites that include sleeping porches, sitting areas, and baths that open on to other rooms. It feels as if you’re living in a Vanderbilt mansion since a magical loop connects the entire floor. This majestic layout can’t be found in any other house in the area, plus it’s yours to reimagine to fit your wants and needs.
In real estate, houses can blend together after you’ve seen enough of them, but this gem stands out in the crowd. To tour this one-of-a-kind property, get in touch with Susan Baldwin of Allie Beth Allman & Associates at 214-763-1591.