Jack and Kate LaGere found exactly what they wanted when they least expected it. The couple wasn’t intentionally house hunting when they drove by 3524 Saint Johns Drive and spotted the For Sale sign. But after several subsequent walk-throughs and exploring every nook and cranny, the LaGeres knew the 1928 Tudor was a perfect fit with their family and historic vision.

Since Jack and Kate had three small children, they wanted to live within a safe walking distance to an elementary school and playground. Armstrong Elementary is not only across the street from the historic home, the school is Kate’s old alma mater. The house is likewise located on a large corner lot at St. Johns and Byron, which contained plenty of yard space for the active kids to practice sports and play outdoors.

The LaGeres had envisioned finding a classic home they could redesign while preserving its history. The Tudor had endless possibilities.

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Highland Park Colonial Revival
When I think of a Highland Park Colonial Revival home, the words that come to mind are traditional, stately, classic, and gracious. The Colonial Revival has been and continues to be the most popular style in America. You’ll see it reimagined and reinvented by some of the best architects and builders in the country because it’s what people want.

It is the very essence of home.

I was thrilled to see this historic home hit the market because it ticks all the boxes for anyone looking for a family home, in a great neighborhood, that appreciates history, and wants to put down deep roots.

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3825Miramar

Ready to flex your mental muscle and win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s fabulous home tour? Just answer this trivia question and they’re yours.

Question: Who were the architects for Highland Park Village?

The first two correct answers in the comments section will each receive a pair of tickets, courtesy of the Park Cities Historic Preservation Society. You must use a valid email when leaving a comment. Good luck!

JamesFarmer

The Park Cities Historic Preservation Society is busy, busy, busy this spring and we’ve got the skinny on two events you won’t want to miss. They’re coming up quickly, so get out your calendars!

6th Annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon

On March 29, James Farmer (pictured above), editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, will speak at a luncheon chaired by Liz Farley. Farmer is a renowned garden and interior designer as well as an all-around lifestyle expert. Registration for the event begins at 11:15 at the Dallas Country Club. Grab your tickets here!

15th Annual Historic Home Tour

We don’t have to tell you how we feel about a good home tour! This next event is definitely on our to-do list.

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Katherine Seale

One of Dallas’ great advocates for historic preservation is slated to speak at the fifth annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society(PCHPS) Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 19. Katherine Seale, an architectural historian and preservationist in Dallas who was executive director of Preservation Dallas from 2007 until 2011, currently serves as Mayor Mike Rawlings’ appointee and chair of the Dallas Landmarks Commission.

Katherine Seale

Katherine Seale

Seale will host a talk on Historic Preservation in the Context of Change on Thursday, May 19. Registration is at 11:15 a.m. and the luncheon is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Ln. Seats are still available, and you can purchase them online here.

The Distinguished Speaker Luncheon is one of two fundraisers each year for PCHPS. The proceeds are allocated for scholarships and to help further their mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural, and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.