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.Read More
Steve Brown says the 28-story residential downtown tower styled by French designer Philippe Starck with 130 units is heading for foreclosure, and it could be one of the largest in Dallas history. “I think it’s the biggest residential foreclosure posting we’ve ever had in Dallas,” George Roddy, president of Addison-based Foreclosure Listing Service, which reported the filing, […]Read More