saleoftheweekoct15 Karl Kuby Sr. purchased the property in 1968 for $39,000. Current asking price: $1.95 million. photography courtesy of Briggs-Freeman

The dirt underneath 3508 McFarlin Blvd. is the original Kuby family homestead, where, in 1968, Karl Kuby Sr. put down a whopping $39,000 and raised his family. Karl Kuby is, of course, the German immigrant who opened the now-famous Kuby’s Sausage House in Snider Plaza. Neighbors can still recall the wonderful scent of grilled sausage emanating from the backyard grill, much like some of us remember the fragrance of Mrs. Baird’s bread. And here’s a snapshot of what Dallas was once like: when he first moved into the ’hood, 20 years post World War II, Kuby says neighbors were not too keen on German immigrants. His culinary talents quickly cured that. The Kuby family sold the homestead for $139,000 in 1979. In 2005-2006, Steve Hughes built a custom home for the present owners. It’s 5,730 square feet, which I personally think is a perfect-sized executive home, especially on a Park Cities lot. (The Kuby lot is 90-by-150.) This home also has a downstairs master bedroom for a total of four bedrooms, plus three-and-a-half baths, three-car garage, fab formals, study with craft closet, and upstairs game room. The sparkling backyard oasis boasts a pool, fountains, and outdoor kitchen that even Kuby would approve. Price: $1,950,000. The agent, Briggs-Freeman’s Malinda Arvesen, is hosting a Kuby’s Octoberfest at the home on Friday, October 16, for real estate agents and clients. It might be a good time to make an offer and get some free sausage thrown in the deal.