Inwood HOTW Beverly

I am in Houston attending the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual spring conference, along with Joanna, and I just got back from a private tour of River Oaks. Mama mia, I am still on the House Porn high!

So I bring you a version of the very type of homes one finds in River Oaks, but in OUR Dallas fairest of the fair, Highland Park.

3521 Beverly Drive is an original Anton Korn built Spanish revival, 10,482 square feet of pure dimensional perfection on a huge 72 by 200 (that’s whopping) lot on the most chi chi street in the Park Cities. You know Tom Hicks lived on Beverly before he bought up the Crespi Estate. The Muses also lived on Beverly once. Beverly Drive is a starter street for billionaires or just where some billionaires choose to live quietly, kind of like Gina and Scott Ginsberg. (more…)

It’s a glorious Monday morning in North Texas, the Rangers are in the World Series, it didn’t rain at Cattle Barons, I say what the H-E double hockeysticks let’s go buy us a $6 million mansion at 4215 Lakeside Drive! Face it: life in this Anton Korn designed estate is not just shouting out, but sends total fireworks to the world that you have arrived and really now have nothing else to do besides — bathe whenever you like and think about your villa in Cordoba. This home should be purchased alone for the custom marble sculpted bathtub in the master bath — to-die-for! Look at those rooms — the leopard-covered upholstery, the elegant rugs, hand-finished floors every single inch hand-crafted by Russian artisians flown in just to literally do the floors! Look at the columns, woodwork, panels, finishes — all marble, Venetian plaster, and granite. This home was built in 1923, designed by the venerable Korn who designed many elegant homes in Dallas, and was said to be the only high end architect of his day. Let’s say this: if it was an elegant, high-end home in the twenties, it had Korn’s name on it: Swiss Avenue, homes for Highland Park’s Hugh Prather, a host of homes on St. John’s, Beverly, Turtle Creek, Lakeside, Overhill and Maple Avenue. 4215 Lakeside was meticulously updated and remodeled in 1990. It is actually not a huge home, only 6023 square feet, and it has only three (huge) bedrooms, three and a half baths, three living areas and a two car garage. The exterior grounds and Grecian pool are right out of a Tuscan villa, and there is a pool house decorated to the nines in those rich, warm Italian hues. The home sits gracefully on one of the best Lakeside lots, 134 by 174, almost a half acre! Little dirt here: the owner is actually a Russian cellist who played with Yo Yo Ma for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The European influence she exerted on the home expresses her Russian background and flair. And if you see any touches of Italy, it may be from decorating pointers she picked up from another notable neighbor at their villa in Cordoba, Italy, Frances Mayes. No, the author of Under The Tuscan Sun has not moved to Lakeside, but owns the villa right next next door to this family’s Italian second home. Excuse me, villa. Asking: $6,995,000 listed with Dave Perry-Miller.

3808 Turtle Creek Side view

Yet another Dallas home is headed for the auction block, as the incredible Les Jardins estate designed by Anton F. Korn Jr. is slated to be sold to the highest bidder on April 24. The estate, listed by Keith Conlon of the Mathews-Nichols group at Allie Beth Allman, will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions of New York.

This home is an incredible meld of old and new, set in a private, garden-like curve of Turtle Creek. Initially listed for $4.25 million, this home will be auctioned with no reserve.

3808 Turtle Creek entry 3808 Turtle Creek formal living 3808 Turtle Creek formal dining

Of course, we hope that this auction goes off without a hitch unlike the failed closing of Austin’s Casa Santuario, in which owner Kimberly Granger allegedly chose to no-show, according to the Austin Business Journal. Concierge is now suing Granger for lost commission and damages.

Let’s not let that spoil this incredible home, which has four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, more than 6,300 square feet, and is a veritable jewel box of details that the discerning buyer will appreciate. Originally built in 1925, the home is one of the most sterling examples of English Tudor architecture from Korn, who designed several mansions in Highland Park, most notably the 1917 estate of Hugh Prather at 4700 Preston Road, one of the town’s founders. Now owned by Harlan Crow, the home received historic designation by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.

3808 Turtle Creek office 3808 Turtle Creek Library

But 3808 Turtle Creek is a bird of another feather, but just as beautiful. This home has been extensively updated with several amenities that luxury homebuyers demand and some they didn’t even know they couldn’t live without. But the transition between new and old is seamless, with stained glass windows shedding dappled light on the library, and outside which you can see the tall buildings of Uptown rise beyond the brick walls of the estate.

3808 Turtle Creek Kitchen 3808 Turtle Creek Dining

In the kitchen you’ll find marble counters and backsplash, a huge island, an immense stainless steel range with double ovens, and pristine cabinetry. The bright and modern accommodations are only juxtaposed with the exposed beams, showing the home’s history and age amid the luxurious materials and open design. In the dining areas and throughout the home, the crystal chandeliers and stained glass pendant lights shine like gemstones.

3808 Turtle Creek master bedroom 3808 Turtle Creek Master Bath

The master is immense and features a lofty ceiling with an exposed bowstring truss. I love that there was no attempt to cover that architectural element, which gives the room a modern-industrial feel, quite the antithesis of the carved wood fireplace. The master bath is luxurious with a generous soaking tub and free-standing shower. There’s tons of storage, too, which you’ll need for all the towels and robes you’ll do while you basically live in here for four hours out of the day because you can.

 

The home has three living areas, two dining areas, three fireplaces, and an incredible pool. The estate overlooks Turtle Creek, a sought-after location and a tributary upon which you’ll find even more incredible architecture such as Robert Edsel’s incredible Turtle Creek estate Bellosguardo.

3808 Turtle Creek Conservatory 3808 Turtle Creek Deck

While this home may not have a blue-tiled roof, it does have a gorgeous conservatory that looks like it would be heaven during winter. You’ll also love the deck, which is poised upon a porte cochere. I wonder what the views at night look like from that vantage!

This is an incredible estate and a unique opportunity! I can’t wait to see what happens at auction on April 24!

3808 Turtle Creek Front

3808 Turtle Creek Side view

Yet another Dallas home is headed for the auction block, as the incredible Les Jardins estate designed by Anton F. Korn Jr. is slated to be sold to the highest bidder on April 24. The estate, listed by Keith Conlon of the Matthews-Nichols group at Allie Beth Allman, will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions of New York.

This home is an incredible meld of old and new, set in a private, garden-like curve of Turtle Creek. Initially listed for $4.25 million, this home will be auctioned with no reserve.

3808 Turtle Creek entry 3808 Turtle Creek formal living 3808 Turtle Creek formal dining

Of course, we hope that this auction goes off without a hitch unlike the failed closing of Austin’s Casa Santuario, in which owner Kimberly Granger allegedly chose to no-show, according to the Austin Business Journal. Concierge is now suing Granger for lost commission and damages.

Let’s not let that spoil this incredible home, which has four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, more than 6,300 square feet, and is a veritable jewel box of details that the discerning buyer will appreciate. Originally built in 1925, the home is one of the most sterling examples of English Tudor architecture from Korn, who designed several mansions in Highland Park, most notably the 1917 estate of Hugh Prather at 4700 Preston Road, one of the town’s founders. Now owned by Harlan Crow, the home received historic designation by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.

3808 Turtle Creek office 3808 Turtle Creek Library

But 3808 Turtle Creek is a bird of another feather, but just as beautiful. This home has been extensively updated with several amenities that luxury homebuyers demand and some they didn’t even know they couldn’t live without. But the transition between new and old is seamless, with stained glass windows shedding dappled light on the library, and outside which you can see the tall buildings of Uptown rise beyond the brick walls of the estate.

3808 Turtle Creek Kitchen 3808 Turtle Creek Dining

In the kitchen you’ll find marble counters and backsplash, a huge island, an immense stainless steel range with double ovens, and pristine cabinetry. The bright and modern accommodations are only juxtaposed with the exposed beams, showing the home’s history and age amid the luxurious materials and open design. In the dining areas and throughout the home, the crystal chandeliers and stained glass pendant lights shine like gemstones.

3808 Turtle Creek master bedroom 3808 Turtle Creek Master Bath

The master is immense and features a lofty ceiling with an exposed bowstring truss. I love that there was no attempt to cover that architectural element, which gives the room a modern-industrial feel, quite the antithesis of the carved wood fireplace. The master bath is luxurious with a generous soaking tub and free-standing shower. There’s tons of storage, too, which you’ll need for all the towels and robes you’ll do while you basically live in here for four hours out of the day because you can.

 

The home has three living areas, two dining areas, three fireplaces, and an incredible pool. The estate overlooks Turtle Creek, a sought-after location and a tributary upon which you’ll find even more incredible architecture such as Robert Edsel’s incredible Turtle Creek estate Bellosguardo.

3808 Turtle Creek Conservatory 3808 Turtle Creek Deck

While this home may not have a blue-tiled roof, it does have a gorgeous conservatory that looks like it would be heaven during winter. You’ll also love the deck, which is poised upon a porte cochere. I wonder what the views at night look like from that vantage!

This is an incredible estate and a unique opportunity! I can’t wait to see what happens at auction on April 24!

3808 Turtle Creek Front

4248 Armstrong ext

4248 Armstrong Parkway

There are a lot of new homes going up in Dallas, we trip over them or the cement trucks constructing them almost every day.

But I prefer a home that has graciously stood the test of time. Plaster walls, beau d’arc woods, dentils, brick walkways as perfect now as they were then: these jewels are in better shape than the young whippersnappers! And these homes, like great Hollywood divas,  have stories to tell, secrets to share. They are like living in a Texas version of Downton Abbey with classical symmetry, ballrooms, huge windows, classic placement on their verdantly treed lots, and huge swaths of entertainment spaces like lawns, remember lawns? The areas that show their years the quickest — kitchens and baths — have been renovated by the best contractors in town. They are plumped, primed, and better than ever.

4908 Lakeside Drive ext

4908 Lakeside

6748 Lakewood ext

6748 Lakewood Blvd.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate now has a smattering of classical stunners on the market that we just had to draw your eyes to. From the depths of Old Highland Park to the most sought after streets in Lakewood, these are the architectural jewels of Dallas. The best part of all? These museum-quality masterpieces are coming to us at great values. We present 4248 Armstrong Parkway, 4908 Lakeside Drive, and 6748 Lakewood Boulevard. (more…)

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By Donovan Westover
Special Contributor

A crowning Dallas midcentury modern jewel, the Grady Vaughn house — family residence of the late Dallas developer Allan Zidell since 1971 — has hit the market. It is one of the most significant midcentury masterpieces not just in Dallas, but in the country. Built like a fortress with maple studs, the home sits on an unusually lush wooded and waterfront-ed 1.36 acres in the honeypot of Preston Hollow at 5350 South Dentwood Drive, right across from former Dallas mayor Laura Miller and former Texas state representative Steve Wolens.

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23 Ash Bluff Front

Show of hands: How many of our CandysDirt.com readers enjoyed the beautiful weather at the annual Polo on the Lawn match this past Saturday? It was a wonderful event held at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. But did you know that 23 Ash Bluff Lane was once the site of the Dallas Polo Club in the 1920s?

Yes, it’s true! This gorgeous Anton Korn-designed estate built in 1935 is the very same place where polo ponies and riders raced while the elegant ladies and gentleman of Dallas society looked on.

It was originally built for oilman Clint Murchison, but was later renovated in a way that holds on to the home’s history while allowing it to easily accommodate today’s buyer. Jump to see the rest of this gorgeous home located inside the exclusive Glen Abbey neighborhood.

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6675 Lakewood Boulevard

 

Lakewood is loved for its close-knit community, its easily walkable neighborhoods, and of course, its architecture. One of the best Lakewood neighborhoods to gawk at tons of gorgeous homes is Country Club Estates. This area, protected by a conservation district, has some of the most truly beautiful historic homes east of Swiss Avenue.

And this property, which has such fantastic presence on an over-sized lot, is such a gem. It’s on one of the prettiest streets in Lakewood, the neighborhood’s eponymous boulevard. And now you can own it. Jump to find out more!

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