White Rock Lake Heritage Estate

We’ve seen a lot of iconic properties listed for sale in 2017. Hang onto your Stetsons, because we have another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.

This stately White Rock Lake heritage estate at 4343 Lawther Drive was built in 1940 for Alto B. Cervin, an industrial attorney. It remained in the same family until the present owner purchased the property in 2006. And now it can be yours for only $3.995 million. That’s not much when you consider Mount Vernon, the H.L. Hunt 10-acre estate, was on the market for $19 million not so long ago. (more…)

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Jonathan Rosen with The Collective knows a thing or two about selling luxury homes. He has just closed a deal on  3925 Centenary Avenue in University Park in two days. Now you may think ho-hum, OK. Well my dears, this is a $5.85 million sale! And we repeat, he went to contract in two days. (more…)

Southern PlantationWe do give a damn about homes, my dears, and we think a modern-day Scarlett would love this University Park Southern plantation-style house at 3524 Wentwood Drive. This architectural design is not something you see every day in Dallas, and frankly, we wonder why not? (more…)

Modern Mediterranean

Why is a good interior designer important when selling a house? Look back at images from 50 years ago of any home created by interior design icons like Billy Baldwin, Albert Hadley, or David Hicks, and you’ll realize you could live there today. Good designers create a look that will stand the test of time. Dallas has just such a designer in Jan Showers, and she is responsible for the comfort, quality, and class of this modern Mediterranean at 25 Glen Abbey Drive. (more…)

Highland Park Gated EstateThe opportunity to live on almost two acres in the heart of Highland Park seldom comes along because people tend to hang onto these large estates. Once in a great while, a large family property hits the market and some lucky buyer hits the jackpot. For the first time in over a century, the historic Highland Park gated estate at 4009 Armstrong Avenue is for sale. You have probably passed by the home thousands of times if you live in the neighborhood and never noticed it. That’s by design, and it’s one of the major attractions of the property. (more…)

Highland Park Contemporary

Photos: Jason Anderson

It’s impossible to drive down Armstrong Parkway and overlook this Highland Park contemporary. This street is one of the best known in the city, and it’s full of beautiful homes, but 3710 Armstrong Avenue is different. It’s a dramatic departure from the typical house you’ll find on this street, and it has certainly captivated me since the day architect Dan Shipley finished it in 2000.

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Stockbroker Tudor

In the 1920s, architects educated in Europe brought the Tudor look to the East Coast. These grand homes were known as Stockbroker Tudors because the financially successful clients they were constructed for had made their fortunes in the stock market. If you built a Stockbroker Tudor, you were making a statement about not only your stability and wealth but also your sophistication and taste.

When I spotted this gorgeous example of Tudor architecture at 3545 Hanover Street, listed with Jonathan Rosen of The Collective Residential for $3.95 million, I was sure it was original. The steeply pitched roof, embellished doorway, and the second story with stucco and decorative half-timbering are the distinctive hallmarks of a 1920s Tudor.

“That’s exactly what we wanted you to think,” architect Larry E. Boerder said. “That was our goal all along, and most people do think it was built in the 1920s, not in 2006.”

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Modern Neoclassical

Photo courtesy of Karlisch Studio

If you’re looking for a luxury home that already has a distinctive style, look no further than our stunning Monday Morning Millionaire. This modern neoclassical University Park home was a stunner when it was built by TAA Custom Homes. However, every great home needs a design fairy godmother’s magic touch. The owners of 3533 Villanova Street chose one of the best to sprinkle a perfect amount of fairy dust over their home. Denise McGaha, for the uninitiated, is a bit of a whiz at marrying traditional and modern and adding a spicy dash of pizzazz to make a home truly unique. (more…)