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This Historic Highland Park Mansion Brings Back the Jazz Age

A $5.49 Million Time Machine?

BY // 06.25.17

Editor’s note: Greater Dallas is full of must-have houses, ranging from multi-million dollar mansions to sky-high palaces in the clouds to unexpected finds in transitioning neighborhoods. In this continuing series, we’ll keep you abreast of what’s hot on the market and take you inside the most-lusted-after homes in the region.

3521 Beverly Drive

This Anton Korn-designed home in Highland Park is fit for a modern Gatsby. The 1920 build has that romantic Jazz Age look with its red tile roof, stunning stained glass windows, arched door, and twin lanterns.

What is it about a home from the ’20s that makes it so alluring? Perhaps dramatic details like the double decker columns lining the back patio, or its more subtle charms like the screened-in sun porch. What doesn’t make a home from the ’20s so alluring? Let’s just say some features don’t age well.

3521 Beverly is a home with history, made for living in the present day. The 8,864 square foot house recently underwent a complete restoration that brought it into the modern era.

It may be old, but it’s no longer old-fashioned. The home’s new environmentally-friendly design strategy is state-of-the-art. Even the basement’s gorgeous wine cellar — roomy enough for an intimate dinner party — contains a dedicated energy saving climate controlled system.

Walk through the home and you’ll find an intriguing mix of old and new, but mostly new. In the dining room, unique built-ins and whimsical light fixtures create a modern motif. Across the hall, an ornate fireplace in the formal living area lends antique appeal.

Holiday Gifting

  • Cotton Club
  • Asher Gallery
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Wayne Smith
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Cotton Club
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Wayne Smith
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch

Towards the back of the home, the large kitchen is outfitted with warm tones and an oversized island. The kitchen leads into the contemporary family room, which honestly doesn’t seem that great for a family. It is, however, the ideal space for entertaining, with a massive bar and statement fireplace. Plus it opens up to the amazing backyard and tiled pool.

While the previous owners modernized the home, they made sure to maintain its character during the renovation. The stained glass windows, for example, were specially produced by a local artisan in the style of the original windows.

Now the home needs a new owner with a penchant for craftsmanship, a modern flair, and five-and-a-half million dollars to spare.

Square footage: 8,864

Bedrooms/baths: 5/6

Asking price: $5.49 million

Listing agent: Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry with The Collective Residential

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