Years ago I wrote about this home when I was at D Home, and the way home builder Cy Barcus built a 3800 square foot palace in 2004 utilizing the best of everything he knew from his 35 year plus building career. I recall thinking, God, this would be the perfect home for us in a few years.
Cy sold it four years ago to Henry S. Miller. Now it’s hit the market for $3,500,000.
Cy even split the lot between him and the neighbor next door — at that time it was Margaret Ryder, still is, I think. The two could not have had more opposite homes — his a clean contemporary designed by Richard Drummond Davis, her’s a rustic Dilbeck cottage with English gardens. But split they did, and the land soon became the testament of a great friendship. Even their dogs made themselves at home in each other’s homes, passing through a little opening in a stone fence down the middle of the split lot. I am guessing that arrangement still exists because the lot is 90 feet wide — huge for this neck of the PC.
Also, at the time, like I said, it was 2004. Shenandoah was not known for screaming contemporary architecture. Almost a dozen years later, there are contemporaries all over the Park Cities, even a “box” on Mockingbird.
Cy Barcus was known for years as a builder of mansions for the city’s rich and famous. We can take a look at our CandysDirt-approved homebuilders page and see who has taken his place now. Still, when he built 4208 Shenandoah, he tried very hard to fit the shape and form of the house into the traditional neighborhood.
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