Mark Mccay

Check Out The Insides of 4949 Swiss at Mother’s Day Home Tour

By Joanna England / April 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

Lee Hancock wrote an excellent long-form dissection of Mary Ellen Bendtsen’s home, 4949 Swiss Avenue, after Mark McCay and Justin Burgess were willed the house under suspicious circumstances. While there have been some reports of construction going on at the “Grand Dame” of Swiss Avenue, the front is boarded up and the carriage house is still crumbling.

But it won’t be that way for long, says Cameron Kinvig, who purchased 4949 Swiss and plans to restore the mansion that was once home to W.W. Caruth. In fact, all three floors of 4949 Swiss will be open to onlookers during this year’s Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour on May 12 and 13.

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4949 Swiss Avenue, Mary Ellen Bendtsen’s Home, Under Contract AGAIN

By Candy Evans / August 31, 2011 / 10 Comments

Update: the house closes on Friday! Stay tuned for an interview with the new owners! Remember the story in the Dallas Morning News, fall ’06, way before pay walls and the market crash about the once-glamorous model, Mary Ellen Bendtsen, with a big home on Swiss Avenue? She was reportedly coerced by two designers, Mark McCay and […]

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