This Updated Dutch Colonial in Highland Park Is a Looker in More Ways Than One

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If this home at 3608 Mockingbird Lane in Highland Park feels familiar, rest assured it is. (And not just because you’ve probably driven past it a million times going from “here to there” and back again.) The 1924 Dutch Colonial home with four bedrooms and two and half-baths has many qualities, inside and out, that make it seem like an old friend — a remarkably hip, inviting and charismatic old friend who has aged much better than a lot of her peers.

Listed by Carolyn Albers Black for $1,225,000, it has everything you want in your next place and is a great value for the area.

Highland Park has been around for well over a century, so if you’re a history buff, you’ll certainly appreciate that the walls of this 3,042-square-foot home (appraiser) can talk. They’ve been beautifully updated to communicate quiet, sophisticated style and an appreciation for modern conveniences and little luxuries. All the while you’ll find glimpses of what used to be in the arched front doorway, the molding and the beautiful hardwood flooring that flows throughout.

A front circular drive pulls you onto the deep, 185-foot lot where a large front porch serves as a blank canvas for your container garden and patio seating. It’s a happy place from which to watch the world go by, lemonade or wine in hand. The gated rear entry offers additional parking.

In the expanded open kitchen, you’ll enjoy cooking while entertaining your guests. Quality finishes abound such as the Calacatta marble backsplash, bar countertops and kitchen table, the Lagos Azul limestone countertops, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, multiple sink-prep areas and great storage
When the resident chef is done creating, a large formal dining area has space to host all the extended family for holidays and a breakfast room encourages reconnecting over everyday meals.

Looking for an office or music room? A former sunroom is tucked away in the front of the home and can be what you need it to be.

All bedrooms and full baths are upstairs. From your new home, walk, ride or drive to exemplary Armstrong Elementary and McCulloch Intermediate/Highland Park Middle School as well as the Dallas Country Club, SMU, Highland Park Village and numerous parks. You’ll also be equidistant from the Dallas North Tollway and US Highway 75, and should a quick adventure be in your future, Love Field is less than 10 minutes away.

For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Black at 214-675-2089.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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