The 10 Most Beautiful Houses in Dallas 2009
We remain as superficial as ever. Forget what your mother told you about beauty on the inside. For our needs, it’s what on the outside that counts.
3512 Crescent Ave.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Highland Park BUILT: 1926 STATS: 5 bedrooms, 4.1 bathrooms square footage: 5,683 WHY WE CHOSE IT: Dallas is mad for Mediterranean, and sometimes we get carried away. Want to see Mediterranean done right? Program this address in your GPS. This house has perfect symmetry and was built during the golden age of Highland Park—back when the lot was just as important as the house.
3428 Beverly Dr.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Highland Park BUILT: 1920 STATS: 5 bedrooms, 5.3 bathrooms square footage: 12,940 WHY WE CHOSE IT: Admit it: you didn’t even look at the address. You know exactly where this house is. It’s iconic. We love so much about this house—the eyebrow window, the great side veranda—but it’s that spiral staircase that gets us every time. Is there a better way to escape boring guests?
1704 W. Colorado Blvd.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Kessler Park BUILT: 1925 STATS: 2 bedrooms, 3.1 bathrooms square footage: 4,301 WHY WE CHOSE IT: After brunching at Hattie’s, have the designated driver take you by this house while you sing the theme from The Beverly Hillbillies. Then take note of the way it sits on the land, the cool planter that splits the stairs, and the lush landscape. This manse really is the stuff of California dreams.
6243 La Vista Dr.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Dannelly’s Summit Hill BUILT: 1927 STATS: 5 bedrooms, 3.1 bathrooms square footage: 5,514 WHY WE CHOSE IT: You know as well as we do that times are tough. When you’re standing in front of this house, you forget all about that. This Swiss chalet-like abode, with its green tile roof and fabulous chimneys, transports us to Vail Village. That is, until the sweat starts running down our neck and we realize we’re in Dallas.