One of Highland Park’s original homes — in all of its restored and updated grandeur — is now available for the taking. The 1920s-era abode at 3521 Beverly Dr. was designed by famed Dallas architect Anton Korn and is situated on one of the premier streets of Highland Park. The exterior features a circular drive, manicured lawn, tile roof, and red brick walkway, and a colorful stained glass window anchors the face of the symmetrical house.
Though the five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home is reaching its centennial, it recently underwent an extensive, years-long renovation — and, at $5,499,000, it has the price tag to prove it. New windows, flooring, and lighting make for more sustainable and comfortable living for residents says Collective Luxury Residential co-founder and listing agent Christy Berry.
“The ideal buyer is someone who appreciates historic homes that have been updated like we live today. [The current owners] have really kept the integrity of the house through the remodel and put in beautiful stain-glass windows accurate to the period,” she says.
Upon entry, the foyer opens up to the living and dining rooms, as well as a grand curved staircase. Features like hardwood flooring, new molding, and plantation shutters give the 8,864-square-foot house a fresh and airy feel.
The master suite with adjacent office space has French doors that lead out to the second-story balcony overlooking the pool and backyard. The master suite also boasts a built-in vanity, small wet bar (because you always need your own bar), and room for a safe.
Three other bedrooms on the second floor each have a full bath, and two bedrooms on the third floor share one full bathroom.
A first-floor study with dark-stained built-in shelving and an ornate ceiling includes access to a private screened-in porch. A mahogany island anchors the kitchen. Ample cabinet and counter space in the kitchen and butler’s pantry set the stage for stainless appliances.
Families who love to host parties will have plenty of space with a sweeping bar and adjacent game room or entertaining area. Oh, and there's even a large wine cellar capable of holding 2,000 bottles and with plenty of room for an impromptu tasting. It comes complete with a dedicated energy saving climate-controlled system.
Spend time on the back porch year-round with a fireplace and ceiling fans and a built-in grill. Tall landscaping in the backyard will keep pool dips private. Also outside, colorful tile stairs lead to a built-in upstairs apartment that the current owners use as an art studio. The small living space has a kitchenette, bedroom, closet, and full bath.