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…)

4205 Lakeside is a gorgeous Anton Korn original on one of Highland Park's most picturesque streets. It is the bonus home and site of the ABPA Homes for the Holidays home tour market.

4205 Lakeside is a gorgeous Anton Korn original on one of Highland Park’s most picturesque streets. It is the bonus home and site of the ABPA Homes for the Holidays home tour market.

There are just two days until the highly anticipated ABPA Homes for the Holidays Home Tour, which showcases some truly amazing Highland Park homes that will have your brain buzzing with ideas for your own casa, and we have an early Christmas gift for our dear readers!

Thanks to the amazing sponsors, of which we are beyond proud to be counted as a Platinum-level sponsor with this year’s tour, CandysDirt.com is able to give away TWO PAIRS of tickets to the Homes for the Holidays Home Tour, which raises money for the teachers and programming that make Highland Park ISD schools great.

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6935 Lakeshore Inwood HOTW

You have heard of Dines & Kraft style homes, yes? They are those rock-solid, sturdy homes with fascinating detail, stained glass and a Tudoresque-feel clustered in what is now known as the Lakewood Conservation District. They were designed by Dines & Kraft in the 1920s and 30s, Dines and Kraft simply being Dallas developers who built exceptionally well-constructed spec homes. Though these were spec homes, they were not assembly line abominations. Talented architects such as Anton Korn designed each home first, lending each a strong architectural brand, design and following.6676 Lakewood Blvd

Take 2627 South Boulevard, built in 1921: a good example of their approach to even a compact residence. 2627 South Boulevard

Now the original Kraft home of Dines & Kraft is on the market with the guy who all but owns Lakewood, Scott Carlson. Seriously, I am going to throw on my Lululemon and go meditate in this house. This one is a unique Dutch Revival of 2719 square feet, set high on a hill in the most beautiful part of Deep Lakewood on a name-dropper street.  Even better, this home is on the market for the first time in over 50 years! Classic architecture, leaded and stained glass, original period bathrooms, thick hardwood floors, beautifully updated kitchen, a slate roof, balconies, and guest house with kitchen and full bath abound in this home. There are four bedrooms total, two and a half baths and one of the full baths is in the guesthouse.

Lakeshore Vintage

One of my favorite details of this period is the glass door knob, and 6935 Lakeshore has both original glass knobs and etched mirrors. Asking price is $895,000. Please note DCAD lists this home in “Poor” condition, interesting noting the updated kitchen, but perhaps because the bathrooms have not been updated. I think they are perfect!

6935 Lakeshore entry 6935 Lakewood Living room 6935 Lakeshore dining room 6935 Lakewood den 6935 Lakeshore office 6935 Lakeshore gladd doorknob 6935 Lakeshore etched mirror 6935 Lakeshore kitchen 1 6935 Lakewood kitchen 2 6935 Lakeshore master 6935 Lakewood bedroom 2 6935 Lakeshore porch BBQ 6935 Lakeshore guest 6935 Lakeshore walk upOpen this Sunday, get ready to meditate your way over to Inwood Mortgage for a mortgage for this pup. Just say “OMMMMMMMM!”