An Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival in Greenway Parks

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Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival

This Greenway Parks Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival by architects Fooshee and Cheek had my heart at first glance. It also had the hearts of everyone that saw it.

“I’ve never had a more popular listing or more showings on a house,” Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Madeline Jobst said. That’s saying a lot when you realize Jobst has been a Realtor for more than 35 years.

Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival

Greenway Parks is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s one of those beautiful neighborhoods filled with homes that remind me of gracious ladies. Refined, polite, always tasteful, and never ostentatious.

The Dallas Look

A handful of architects are responsible for the Dallas look. The men who built this city wanted impressive, finely crafted homes that made a statement about their place in society.

Architects James Cheek and Marion Fooshee designed not only iconic homes, but also commercial buildings. They are, perhaps, best known for the Highland Park Village shopping center. Although they are deeply associated with Spanish-Mediterranean residential designs, they also created extravagant Tudor mansions in the Park Cities.

By 1927 when this Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival was completed, they were considered two of the finest residential architects in the city.

The Showplace of Greenway Parks

When you create an exclusive new neighborhood, you always want to make a point with that first house. It needs to be representational of fine living and be a visual example of expectations. It’s not surprising that the gentlemen who purchased this land in 1925 — investor F.M. Drane and entrepreneur J.P. Stephenson — chose Fooshee and Cheek to design the first home in Greenway Parks. That home was built for Porter Lindsley, the developer and sales agent chosen by Drane and Stephenson to turn this tract of land into an exclusive neighborhood.

So, you see, this house had a job. It had to attract buyers. Considering the traction Jobst had the second it listed, Fosohee and Cheek hit a decades-long home run. Designed with ripple rock, stucco, and slate, it has the appeal of an English country cottage. At 4,119 square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and located on the greenbelt, it exemplifies the beauty and safety the developers touted in those first ads.

 Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival
Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival

Jobst had 5510 Nakoma listed for $1.5 million. Homes with this sort of pedigree are seldom on the market for long. This one is in the hands of happy new owners already. When you find a home like this Arts and Crafts Tudor Revival, the lesson is to be prepared with your offer immediately.

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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. Candace Fountoulakis says

    Beautiful, worth every penny. The craftsmanship shown in every window, door and floor shows through. Wish new homes had half this type of attention to detail and of course, the outdoor space between homes.

  2. Ron Zander says

    Great house!
    We, Natural Environments and Dallas Drainage Solutions just completed resurfacing the patio and walkway, drainage and riverrock installation.

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