When we imagine the perfect country home outside a scenic little European village, this eclectic country French estate is exactly what comes to mind. Fortunately, a passport isn't required to enjoy 6803 Lakewood Blvd. You just need to call David Bush with David Bush Real Estate and book an appointment.
Be prepared to write a hefty check, though, because Bush has this iconic house, named one of D Magazine's “Ten Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” in 2008, listed for $2.3 million. Interestingly, the picturesque property has not been on the market for 40 years. The same family has owned this property for four decades, meaning it’s been lovingly cared for and meticulously maintained.
“So many people called me about it when the for sale sign went up and told me it was always one of their favorite houses in Lakewood,” Bush says. “It really is a marquee signature Lakewood landmark. It has the Old World charm, craftsmanship, and character — and a magnificent lot. It’s just stunning.”
Built in 1935, it has the attention to detail created when true artisanship was the norm in luxury construction. There is a casual elegance to the interior, from the stained glass insets in the original entry door and detailed millwork on the staircase, to the exposed beamed ceilings and use of repetitive arches both indoors and out.
There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a powder bath in the 5,218-square-foot home. The secondary living area has a private entry from the pool and garage, and the master suite, complete with a fireplace and balcony, is a private oasis.
The grounds are lush, with multiple areas for entertaining, and of course, a sparkling pool front and center. For visitors, there's a 445-square-foot guest cottage on the grounds.
Location, naturally, is always key, and from Lakewood Boulevard, you can walk to White Rock Lake and bike to Lakewood Elementary, and downtown and the Dallas Arts District are mere minutes away by car.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.