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Homes on Tour :: PPC Historic Home Tour 2024

This year's tour offers an intimate look into four unique Park Cities residences. From enduring Tudor masterpieces to the allure of Italian Renaissance architecture, witness the meticulous efforts of these homeowners in preserving and maintaining our neighborhood treasures. In walking through these home, you will be impressed with how each owner has seamlessly blended original charm with modern elements while maintaining architectural integrity. We hope you will join us!

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3701 Crescent Avenue

Nestled on Highland Park's coveted Crescent Avenue, 3701 is a timeless Tudor masterpiece that traces its roots back to 1925. Meticulously preserved by its current owners, Ryan and Anna Moss, in collaboration with contractor Carolyn Isler and designer Shelby Wagner, this historic residence exudes charm and elegance. Enclosed by a towering hedge, the corner lot provides privacy for the active family and features a newly laid herringbone brick driveway leading to the stately home with classic gables and wings.

Inside, the original floor plan remains intact, showcasing an exquisite blend of vintage details and modern touches. The living room, adorned with a lacquered white ceiling, hosts an impressive collection of art, including works by Linnea Glatt and Juan Miro. A unique semi-circular alcove serves as both a Garden and Game room, offering a retreat with surprising wallpapered ceilings and captivating views. The residence seamlessly connects various spaces, from the formal dining room with restored mural wallpaper to the redesigned bar area and a spacious Keeping Room with a cozy fireplace and a well-appointed kitchen. The expansive exterior landscape, transformed by landscape artist John Armstrong, features terraces, fountains, and a pool area, crowned by a new Tudor-style guest house. Upstairs, four ensuite bedrooms, a large study, and a primary suite with separate bath and dressing areas complete the second level, while a basement and third story add to the home's allure. The Moss family's dedication to preserving this architectural gem showcases the profound legacy of Highland Park's masterpieces.

Sponsored By
Meredith Ferrell Group

4101 Windsor Parkway

Discover a masterfully transformed residence at 4101 Windsor Parkway, where Italian Renaissance architecture meets contemporary luxury. Nestled at the corner of Windsor Parkway and Windsor Avenue, this stately home showcases classical exterior elements and an interior that reflects the visionary touch of its talented builder/owner. The entry, featuring white Calcutta marble floors and Roman arch windows, sets the tone for the surprising and exquisite interior transformations.

Original templates in the formal living and dining rooms seamlessly blend with modern touches, such as mid-century Platner furniture and a 20th-century Murano chandelier. The oversized living room captivates with a high gloss ceiling and a Louis XVI fireplace mantle rescued from Lakeside Drive. A sun porch turned card room with Roman arch doors provides a charming view of the Loma Linda wall, gate, and urn. The family room, connected to the kitchen and a cozy keeping room, overlooks the pool and rear yard through French doors. The primary bedroom addition boasts a custom cove ceiling, Gracie Cherry Blossom wall covering, and a visually stunning master bathroom with Breccia de Violetta marble. The property is complemented by a two-story guest house, showcasing the unparalleled result of blending antique appointments with mid-century flair. Carolyn Isler's talent shines through, creating an indescribable layered character in each room, and the entire transformation is a testament to the visionary excellence that defines this remarkable home.

Sponsored By
William S. Briggs Architect

3926 Potomac Avenue

Step into a captivating piece of American history at 3926 Potomac, a stunning Hal Thomson Colonial Revival masterpiece dating back to 1921. Immaculately renovated over 2 1/2 years by current owner Linda Gardner, this home offers a symphony of timeless elegance and contemporary luxury. The landscaped front yard, adorned with a boxwood shield, sets the stage for the perfect blend of white and black hues in the façade. Renowned designer Cathy Kincaid and architect Wilson Fuqua have left an indelible mark on the interior, seamlessly combining classic and modern elements.

The interiors boast a seamless flow, featuring Roman arch windows, a charming dining room with Jackie Kennedy's chosen Zubere wallpaper, and a kitchen adorned with a Chesney fireplace, La Cornue range, and whimsical clocks. A large den with beamed ceilings and a cleverly concealed TV, along with a music room adorned with a unique Steinway grand piano, add to the home's charm. The basement, equipped with a projector television and Downton Abbey-inspired bells, serves as a retreat for the owner's grandchildren. The upper levels house four bedrooms with delightful architectural details, and a whimsical third-story playroom adds a touch of playfulness to this historic gem. The exterior spaces are thoughtfully designed, featuring a garage that resembles a guest house and a charming playhouse. With meticulous attention to detail, the Gardner home stands as a true American Colonial masterpiece, a homage to national history and architectural brilliance.

Sponsored By
Lucinda Buford Real Estate Group

4436 Westway Avenue

This recently converted single-family residence, originally designed as a two-story duplex by architects Fooshee and Cheek in 1934, exemplifies Spanish-Mediterranean style. Retaining architectural integrity, renovations were carefully executed by the Atha family, completed in 2023 with assistance from Jarrett Homes and Eskanesay Ferguson.

The home features intricate masonry, a wrap-around porch, and Roman arches on the front facade. Inside, the formal living area boasts Venetian plaster walls, a modernized staircase, and bleached oak flooring. The dining room features ribbed plaster walls and a dynamic illuminated recessed ceiling. The kitchen and family room showcase Violette Calcutta marble, plaster cone light pendants, and large Roman arch steel windows. A mudroom leads to a powder room and bar area with hand-painted walls. Upstairs, the master suite offers a unique convex mirror relationship between floor and ceiling woodwork. Additional rooms include a play area, office, game room, and guest bedroom. Throughout, the blend of original features and contemporary updates celebrates the timeless appeal of great architecture

Sponsored By
Brian Swallen Design


25 Highland Park Village #100-286
Dallas, TX 75205
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