Spanish Eclectic Hutsell

There are those days when I scroll through listings, swoon, and think … if only. If only I’d seen this iconic Lakewood Spanish Eclectic Hutsell on day one. If only I had the means to make it my own. If only it had not blown off the market due to the incredible skills of Compass Real Estate’s talented listing agent, Nancy Johnson.

I knew the moment I spotted our Inwood Home of the Week, this gem would sell immediately. These iconic Lakewood Spanish Eclectic Hutsell properties don’t come along often. When they do, you hope and pray whoever made the purchase is worthy of the home. And I mean that. You do not, and I repeat DO NOT tear these homes down.

Clifford Hutsell built homes for people that appreciated art, character, style, and quality. To own a Hutsell is to own a piece of Dallas history. It’s the antithesis of the white box. It’s eclectic. It’s cool, and these homes are meant to be owned by people that are equally eclectic and cool. At the unbelievable price of $1.399 million, is it any wonder that at seven days on market, this Spanish Eclectic Hutsell at 7218 Lakewood Boulevard is already pending?

“You cannot get that quality of construction anymore,” Carol Gantt said. (more…)

Lombardi IHOTW

While you aren’t likely to spot George Clooney walking his dog, our Inwood House of the Week at 6855 Lakewood Boulevard will certainly make you feel as if you’ve entered a Lake Como villa.

“It’s very European,” listing agent Scott Carlson with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International said. “I’m at Lake Como a lot and this house just captures the feel beautifully. (more…)

4248 Armstrong ext

4248 Armstrong Parkway

There are a lot of new homes going up in Dallas, we trip over them or the cement trucks constructing them almost every day.

But I prefer a home that has graciously stood the test of time. Plaster walls, beau d’arc woods, dentils, brick walkways as perfect now as they were then: these jewels are in better shape than the young whippersnappers! And these homes, like great Hollywood divas,  have stories to tell, secrets to share. They are like living in a Texas version of Downton Abbey with classical symmetry, ballrooms, huge windows, classic placement on their verdantly treed lots, and huge swaths of entertainment spaces like lawns, remember lawns? The areas that show their years the quickest — kitchens and baths — have been renovated by the best contractors in town. They are plumped, primed, and better than ever.

4908 Lakeside Drive ext

4908 Lakeside

6748 Lakewood ext

6748 Lakewood Blvd.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate now has a smattering of classical stunners on the market that we just had to draw your eyes to. From the depths of Old Highland Park to the most sought after streets in Lakewood, these are the architectural jewels of Dallas. The best part of all? These museum-quality masterpieces are coming to us at great values. We present 4248 Armstrong Parkway, 4908 Lakeside Drive, and 6748 Lakewood Boulevard. (more…)

That’s it, TWO tickets for anyone who can tell me in what year J.J. Long School, pictured here, was built. So much on tap in Lakewood this weekend, you cannot miss Eddie Maestri’s modern farmhouse on Coronado, a spectacular mid century-modern influenced new build on Lake Circle, or a historic Spanish-style Hutsell home right Lakewood Boulevard with an original fresco above the fireplace that was recently restored. This house was almost destroyed by a fire and essentially rebuilt, but retains many of its original features. Now here’s a street I plan to live on before I die: Bob O’ Link, just LOVE that name, and check out a  charming ranch-style home on Bob O’Link. Scuttlebutt: the owner of Times Ten Cellars and Blow hair salon bought it last year from the former personal secretary and close friend of Mary Kay, who had lived there for four decades. The new owner has created a fascinating fountain of wine bottles in the garden, which is essentially an outdoor living room, as interesting as the house itself!

A wine bottle fountain in the garden… I should so move to Lakewood!