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.
Take 2627 South Boulevard, built in 1921: a good example of their approach to even a compact residence.
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.
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!
Open this Sunday, get ready to meditate your way over to Inwood Mortgage for a mortgage for this pup. Just say “OMMMMMMMM!”