There is not much that I love more than an updated historic home. This 1928 Stevens Park Tudor mansion is not only picture-perfect, but timeless updates have also been made that ensure it functions beautifully for a family today.
This is the sort of home that makes you stop the car and stare. Those half-timber gables, casement windows, wrought iron light fixtures, and that red tile roof would make any historic home lover swoon.
It’s beautiful, of course, but an added benefit you may not immediately realize is that it also sits on a majestic lot with extremely wide front footage.
“Everything surrounding this Stevens Park Tudor mansion has original setbacks,” David Griffin said. Griffin is the founder of David Griffin & Company Realtors and knows a thing or two about architecture and historic properties. “It sits in the appropriate setting,” David said. “There was no thought of building to every setback line in the 1920s.”
David’s hit a big issue in Dallas directly on the nose. Some of our most popular neighborhoods, including my own beloved Hollywood Heights, have allowed builders to use almost every square inch of the land mass. This results in a crazy patchwork quilt of houses that no longer appear to belong together, and it’s slowly destroying the character of our neighborhoods. There is absolutely no sympathetic relationship between the home and the land it sits on.
That makes houses like this Stevens Park Tudor mansion even more desirable.
At 3,112 square feet, a stately home needs breathing space around it, and this one has plenty. The landscaping is like nothing you’ve seen. That’s primarily due to the fact the owners are landscape architects and have had this home for 25 years — plenty of time to achieve perfection!
“They have made wonderful improvements to the property through the years, including extensive landscaping and the construction of a garage and a delightful carriage house,” David said. The garage has barn doors opening from the side into the backyard. This is a brilliant design because you can move the cars out to the driveway and set up a catering station or use it for additional party space!
“The wife, in particular, has used her design skills to improve and enhance the house,” David said. “Stone walls, pathways, decks, and fountains were built. She was always sensitive to the materials of the original house. There is stone inlaid in the brick patterns, that was used to build the new stone walls.”
If you don’t know much about Stevens Park Estates, let’s look at their neighborhood website:
Shaded by decades-old oaks and elms, and bounded by an undulating municipal golf course, Stevens Park Estates mansion is one of the loveliest and most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas.
Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, our neighborhood comprises some 200 homes. Many of our houses date to the 1920s and ’30s, and several were designed by the renowned architect Charles Dilbeck. It is a neighborhood that celebrates diversity – both in the styles of the homes that grace its streets and the people who call Stevens Park Estates home.
This Stevens Park Tudor mansion at 1805 Mayflower Drive is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Dallas history. At $975,000, it’s an incredible purchase!
Open House: Sunday, January 19, 1 -3 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. Her love of all dogs, international travel, good chocolate, great champagne, and historic homes knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well!