splurge vs. stealHomes in the Highland Park ISD attendance zone are often sought after by families buying homes. But those homes can come with a hefty price tag, too.

Our Splurge vs Steal this week looks at two homes in the district’s attendance zone. Both have at least three bedrooms and are at least 2,200 square feet. Which one is your favorite?

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Highland Park English TudorThere are homes that are meant to be preserved, loved, cared for, and kept intact — from generation to generation. Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 4311 Arcady Avenue is a Highland Park English Tudor that is the very definition of such a home. (more…)

modern TudorHow do you make a classic 1926 home suitable for a 2018 lifestyle? This modern Tudor at 3824 Shenandoah Street in Highland Park is the answer. I’ve seen a lot of updated and remodeled vintage homes that bear no characteristics of their heritage. Fortunately, this is not the case for our Monday Morning Millionaire. (more…)

Our Monday Morning Millionaire is an exquisite 1929 Highland Park Tudor Revival at 4312 Lorraine Avenue. We spend a lot of time researching these homes to bring you the history and details, but we are stumped by which brilliant builder or architect might have been involved. Jon D. Carsey & Robert Linskie built the O.W. McGraw home at 4311 Lorraine, across the street. It could also have been built byMarion Fooshee & James Cheek, or by George Marble, but we are leaning towards Carsey and Linski. They built over 50 homes in the Park Cities between 1928 and 1947, and that marvelous stone embellishment around the front door looks like their work. But, if you have some insider information, please let us know. (more…)

Historic Colonial RevivalThe happy yellow house in Highland Park at 3608 Drexel Drive is for sale! This historic Colonial Revival is one of those homes that makes you smile. Built for A. H. Davidson in 1928, it has been lovingly cared for and updated with respect to the classic features that only comes with history. (more…)

Highland Park Luxury Mediterranean
I have, and always will maintain, that the two most-coveted streets in the Park Cities are Beverly Drive and Armstrong Parkway. Imagine my delight in finding this Highland Park luxury Mediterranean on the corner of these two sought-after streets! When you imagine a home on Beverly Drive, what comes to mind is luxury, of course, but also gracious living, elegance, taste, style, and sophistication. Absolutely every one of these elements is found in this 8,955-square-foot Highland Park luxury Mediterranean at 4343 Beverly Drive. (more…)

What’s not to love here? We have sleek lines, a perfectly presented home that’s beautifully photographed in one of the best locations, and we have floor plans! It’s like the Realtor got inside our minds and the minds of every single buyer that wants a family home in the Park Cities. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a Highland Park luxury transitional that flew off the market in five days. Five! We are not at all surprised. (more…)

English Tudor Revival

Let’s talk hot property, shall we? This gorgeous Highland Park English Tudor revival at 4814 Saint Johns Drive hit the market for $4.9 million last Friday. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is everything you could ever want in a home, and you simply cannot ask for a better location!

The English Tudor revival style evokes a sense of gracious living, and tradition. When you can find an original like this one that’s been seamlessly renovated and expanded, well you’ve hit the jackpot because they are rarely available.

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