Historic Preservation

Ellen Grasso Gives This Historic Bluffview Colonial Revival a New Life

By Karen Eubank / June 25, 2020 / 1 Comment
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Northern Hills Stone Cottage Is a Once In a Lifetime Fairytale Come True

By Karen Eubank / June 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

This fairytale Northern Hills stone cottage nestled deep in the trees, has everything I’d consider to be the essentials in a home: History, of course, beauty, privacy, and location. This home is minutes from Highland Park Village, the shops on Knox Street, the Arts District, and a few minutes walk from the Katy Trail. But […]

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Norman Alston: One of Dallas’ Leading Preservationists

By Karen Eubank / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas is fortunate to have profoundly dedicated historic preservationists. “Dedication” is the key word. That is what it takes to keep not only history but also the culture and very look of a city intact, alive, and flourishing against tremendous odds. Dallas has always been known for an attitude of bigger is better and new […]

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Adaptive Reuse Gives New Life to This Historic Colonial Mansion

By Karen Eubank / June 4, 2020 / 2 Comments

When my editor asked me to write about this classic, historic Colonial Revival mansion in Austin, she said, “I know this piece is right for you. I just don’t know why.” She may be psychic. I used to live a 10-minute walk from this home during my college years at The University of Texas. I […]

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A Perfectly Updated University Park Colonial Revival

By Karen Eubank / May 28, 2020 / 2 Comments

Vision is not something everyone comes by naturally. Fortunately, it’s second nature to Cindy and Charles Falk. When they discovered this 1952 University Park Colonial Revival 18 years ago, they knew exactly what it needed. They also knew it was going to be highly livable. The couple that sold the house had owned it twice. […]

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How Historic Preservation and the Film Industry Could Help Economic Recovery

By Karen Eubank / May 21, 2020 / 2 Comments

When you think of the term historic preservation, unfortunately the city of Dallas is not top of mind. Dallas is generally regarded as the Oz of the Southwest. Tall, shiny new buildings seem to sprout up every time you turn around. However, this gleaming city has continually been sought out for television series, commercials, and […]

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