Georgian mansion

Photography by Costa Christ Media

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a grand, 1928 historic Highland Park Georgian mansion designed by Hal Thomson.

It’s getting harder and harder to find a historic home in Dallas that has avoided the bulldozer. People are so quick to tear down without thinking through why a house is still standing almost a century later.

It takes a sophisticated buyer to understand what provenance brings to the party and to realize you can no longer afford to build homes like 4209 Lorraine Avenue. This beautiful Georgian mansion is not only a masterpiece of original design, but it has also had a series of owners that have kept it up to date over the years.

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 Vickery Place Craftsman

Photography: Costa Christ Media

So, you think the real estate market is slowing down? Think again. It’s as hot as ever — if you have a property that is priced correctly, presented beautifully, and has every amenity under the sun. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a Vickery Place Craftsman that ticks all of those boxes and then some. That’s why 5424 Vickery Boulevard had an offer before it ever hit MLS.

I have been stalking this home for about a week. The moment I spotted it, I thought it was a restored original. I figured there was a great story about the renovation. The list price of $1.049 million also caught my eye. It’s a steal for a home with so many amenities. Imagine my surprise to find this picture-perfect, 3,391-square-foot Vickery Place Craftsman was only built five years ago by Jeff Baron Homes. The reason this looks like an original is because it was a custom build for discerning clients by an excellent builder.

Vickery Place Craftsman

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Tuscan Villa

Photography by Costa Christ

Let’s talk turkey. Not the bird, the truth. We’ll get to the bird later! There are gorgeous luxury homes all over Dallas. But, you’ve never seen one like this Tuscan Villa at 10739 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks of Preston Hollow. I say this with some degree of authority because although by day I stage homes in all price ranges, my nights are spent trolling multi-million dollar homes that I hope you will find interesting.

This one is beyond exceptional. I try hard to find fault with these huge homes, but I cannot see a single thing that’s been overlooked in this masterpiece.

So, I was a bit surprised to discover that even this luxury home has been enhanced recently, as odd as that may seem. But, every owner puts their stamp on a property regardless of how amazing it is when they make the purchase.

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