Dallas historic home

The House on Gaston With The Yellow Door: Historic Home With French-Carribean Style

By Joanna England / May 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

When Vlora Alberga bought the home at 5638 Gaston in 2006, she had been living in Dallas just a year, scouring the city for the right home. When she walked inside this stucco clad 1920s Mediterranean revival, the pigeons that had taken roost descended upon her. To say it was a fixer-upper would be a […]

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Swiss Ave. Home of Neiman Marcus Founders Hits Market

By Joanna England / April 23, 2015 / 3 Comments

I met up with Elizabeth Mast at 5803 Swiss Avenue, the beautiful brick home where Neiman Marcus founder Carrie Marcus Neiman lived her last days. This home built by Carrie Marcus and her then husband, Abraham Lincoln Neiman, which sits at the corner of Swiss Avenue and Skillman, may not have the columns and beams of […]

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’Tis the season for Holiday Home Tour at Historic Alexander Mansion

By Leah Shafer / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Feel festive this week at the seventh annual Dallas Woman’s Forum Holiday Home Tour at the historic C. H. Alexander Mansion, just blocks from the Dallas Arts District. The tour is part of a month of fun at the mansion, called “One Enchanted Christmas,” which will continue later in the month with a European Tea Room. […]

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Friday Four Hundred: Gorgeous Historic Craftsman-style Prairie Home in Peak Suburban Addition

By Joanna England / August 1, 2014 / 1 Comment

Just southwest of the storied homes on Swiss Avenue lies a more intimate, less popular Swiss Avenue in the gorgeous Gaston Heights neighborhood. Bounded by North Fitzhugh Ave. on the northeast and Peak on the southwest, sandwiched between Live Oak and Worth Street, is a lovely little enclave of historic homes that enjoys a distinction as Peak’s Suburban […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Adorable 2/1 in Vickery Park Has Curb Appeal Galore

By Joanna England / February 4, 2014 / 4 Comments

How I love this home! Seriously, how could you not love this Prairie-style one-story in Vickery Park just from the curb. I bet people hit the brakes when passing 5226 Richard Ave. all the time, just to slow down and admire shutters, bright white porch, and the rich “Stiffkey Blue” exterior paint on the broad […]

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Winnetka Heights To Get Decked Out For This Weekend's Holiday Home Tour

By Joanna England / December 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

Winnetka Heights is a fabulous community that takes pride in the fact that it’s the oldest designated historic district in Oak Cliff, designated in 1981 and comprised of an amazing array of Prairie four-squares and Craftsman bungalows built in the early 1900s. Each year they put on a whimsical and fun home tour that really lights up the area.

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