This historic Colonial has witnessed a lot of love since it was built in 1916. A lot of starry-eyed couples exchanged wedding vows in the living room. Why?
It was owned, for many years, by the Reverend William Anderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Back in the early 1900s, it was not at all unusual for a pastor to get that late-night knock on the door. A fervent young couple was seeking to marry. Young men shipping off to serve their country and romantics that could not wait, nor bear the cost of a wedding, were typical examples of those seeking a quick marriage. This was not just the stuff of movies. Couples pledged their troth in the living rooms of pastors all over the country. This classic home at 3503 Crescent Avenue was where many people began their journey as Mr. and Mrs.
Can you just imagine the sheer joy that has resonated through the walls of this historic Colonial home? That alone would seal the deal for me.
This historic Colonial home strikes me as one of the best places to raise a family in Dallas. It’s been updated over the years and now has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a powder bath. The square footage was increased to 4,906 when the first-floor master was added.
“The brick floors were added in the ’80s, and the owners took great pains to get it historically right by using period brick,” Allie Beth Allman listing agent Kyle Crews said. We have it on good authority that the brick used in the family room came from the Indianapolis Speedway in Indiana, which you may not realize was originally paved in brick!
Skylights were added into the master suite addition, creating a fantastic volume of light as well as glorious views of the beautiful Live Oaks, which leads me to the grounds.
Stanley Wetsel who owned Lambert’s Landscaping lived here for many years. So you can imagine the care and diligence that went into creating privacy and serenity in the yard. This historic Colonial sits on almost a half-acre with a pool and a cabana surrounded by a brick wall. It’s hard to believe the Katy Trail is across the street and the shops and restaurants on Knox Street are a five-minute walk.
Crews has this Colonial beauty at 3503 Crescent listed at $3.95 million.
Open House: Sunday, May 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
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