The Lakewood estate built in 1927 for Neiman Marcus founder Herbert Marcus Sr., father of Stanley Marcus, has sold for $2,565,000. The home had been listed by John Whiteside of Coldwell Banker, and Lakewood agent Scott Carlson brought the buyer.
The 6,310-square-foot estate had been on the market for 137 days. Still, the original asking price was $3,299,500 back in April, when it first hit the market, and it had been reduced to $2,995,000. It was owned by an oncologist, Dr. Claude Denham.
Talk about living legends. The Marcus family hosted many notable fashion and business figures in this home through the years, especially in the 1930s. Guests such as Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase, Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow and Elizabeth Arden enjoyed the four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. The home has been completely renovated recently to its original Tudor grandeur.
The estate sits on 2.15 glorious manicured acres of land, complete with a fresh-water brook, updated saltwater pool and cabana. Inside, the Tudor restoration is near perfection, with refurbished stained glass, vaulted ceilings, spa-like master bath, new slate roof and sweeping staircase. Nestled in the heart of Lakewood, the home is close to everything in Dallas but evokes a secluded, private getaway feel — almost like a second home.
Lakewood Realtor Scott Carlson said the sale set a new record: $406.50 per square foot. Lakewood is one of the hottest selling neighborhoods in Dallas. Carlson, who brought the buyer, says nine homes have sold for more than $1 million in this 'hood, and more are pending.
Herbert's widow, Minnie Lichtensein Marcus, lived at 6735 Westlake Ave. until her death in 1979. The Marcus family name has been known throughout the world since the luxury retail store first opened in Dallas in 1907.
The company was founded by Herbert Marcus, his sister, Carrie Marcus Neiman, and his brother-in-law, A.L. Neiman. Marcus and the Neimans laid the foundation for unparalleled, high-quality merchandise and outstanding customer service, a tradition that has carried the store for more than 100 years.