Historic Preservation

A Flawless Highland Park Historic Federal

By Karen Eubank / October 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Why are we drawn to homes like this flawless historic Federal? It’s simple. Historic architecture resonates on a profoundly organic level because it’s so familiar. Architects have always looked to classic European architecture for inspiration. The Federal style evolved from Georgian architecture, which was the dominant style of the English colonies. It is originally derived […]

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A State-Thomas Prairie Gets a Magnificent Makeover

By Karen Eubank / October 15, 2020 / 1 Comment

Vision is a curious thing. You either have it or you don’t. If you do, it translates across the board whether you are an artist, a designer, a CEO, or all three — as is the case of Scott Siers. To say it took vision to transform this State-Thomas Prairie is an understatement. But vision […]

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Chris Hickman Lists His Beautifully Renovated Kessler Park Spanish Eclectic

By Karen Eubank / October 8, 2020 / 5 Comments

Seldom have I seen a house so flawlessly restored and updated. Preservation Dallas thought so too. Last year they selected this Kessler Park Spanish Eclectic home as a recipient of one of their coveted Preservation Achievement Awards. This gorgeous Kessler Park Spanish Eclectic was built in 1925 for Alex A. Greer and his wife, Clara. […]

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Magical Stone-Embellished Tudor in Hollywood Heights is a Historic Dream

By Karen Eubank / September 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

This is one of the loveliest stone-embellished Tudor homes in Hollywood Heights. I’m uniquely qualified to make that judgment because I’ve lived here for many years. I’ve written the neighborhood’s home tour brochure probably ten times, and I walk my two dogs all over the neighborhood each night. We three don’t miss a beat when […]

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Vickery Place Craftsman With a Guest Cottage!

By Karen Eubank / September 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Homes like this 1926 Vickery Place Craftsman on Goodwin Avenue hold a special place in my heart.  When I left college and arrived in Dallas looking for a job, I stayed with my best pal on Goodwin. That street cemented my impression of Dallas forever. It was filled with beautiful Craftsman and Tudor homes and […]

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A Fitting Tribute to Virginia Savage McAlester

By Karen Eubank / September 17, 2020 / 5 Comments

Virginia Savage McAlester was legendary in the historic preservation of our city. Without her, there would be no Swiss Avenue Historic District. There would be no Historic Preservation League resulting in the birth of Preservation Dallas. And Realtors would have no idea how to describe their historic listings without Virginia’s A Field Guide to American […]

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