Ellen Grasso Gives This Historic Bluffview Colonial Revival a New Life

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historic Bluffview Colonial Revival

This historic Bluffview Colonial Revival is an excellent example of the best of both worlds.

We are drawn to historic facades because they are familiar. Traditional styles resonate at a new level during the pandemic because what is familiar affects us on a deeply psychological level. It makes us feel safe and that’s priceless right now.

historic Bluffview Colonial Revival

This Bluffview home has undergone an extensive renovation and a large addition, bringing it up to the standards buyers expect today yet in a sensitive and graceful manner.

historic Bluffview Colonial Revival

We have it on good authority that this historic Bluffview Colonial Revival is the second home built in 1924, in what was known as Bluffview Estates. So don’t believe DCAD. They’ve put a 1940 date on it but the sellers have framed photos of this house from the 1920s.

This area was developed by J.P. Stephenson and F.M. Drane. It was originally a dairy farm, and the gentlemen paid a whopping $59,427 for 215 acres. It’s hard to believe now, but this was the northernmost Dallas suburb in the 1920s.

Noted for scenic terrain that includes rolling hills, cliffs, ravines, and creeks, Bluffview has always attracted noted architects, not to mention celebrities and politicians. If you crave privacy, this is the perfect neighborhood.

historic Bluffview Colonial Revival

Architect Wilson Fuqua and general contractors Ellen Grasso and Sons did a complete renovation and addition, taking this historic Bluffview Colonial Revival up to 3,403 square feet.

Historic integrity was maintained with the leaded glass windows, archways, and hardwood floors. The addition created a large family room downstairs and allowed for the private spaces to move upstairs, where they historically belong!

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder bath, the all-important home office, and a beautiful sun porch.

historic Bluffview Colonial Revival
historic Bluffview Colonial Revival
historic Bluffview Colonial Revival
historic Bluffview Colonial Revival
historic Bluffview Colonial Revival
historic Bluffview Colonial Revival

Vaulting the ceiling in the principal suite and adding architectural detail in the bathroom lends lovely character and just look at that view of the backyard from the bedroom!

historic Bluffview Colonial Revival
Multiple nods to the historic roots of the home are found in finish-out details.
The kitchen has a pass-through window to the outdoor dining area. Brilliant!

Everyone wants a guest cottage now. Whether you have offspring pausing their college studies for a year or parents coming for the summer, that secondary onsite dwelling is now a must-have. This one is huge at 1,200 square feet with a living area, kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms — and it’s original to the property.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Jennifer Shindler and J. L. Forke have this fresh and bright historic Bluffview Colonial Revival at 4307 Bluffview Boulevard listed for $1.25 million. Grab it. The last house I wrote about went under contract as I was writing about it. The market is hot, folks!

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Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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  1. FestinaLente says

    Love a Colonial!! This one is a bit too open plan for my taste, but it’s got great curb appeal.

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