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Hot Property: 6735 Westlake Avenue

Bobby Ewing was run over in its driveway.

{Neighborhood: Lakewood}

Most older homes come with a bit of history, but this recently-listed 1927 Tudor in Lakewood comes with an abundance of fabulous memories. Built for Neiman Marcus patriarch Herbert Marcus when the department store was just 20-years-old, the 6,717-square-foot residence has played host to a variety of celebrities and dignitaries over the years. If the presence of Elizabeth Arden, past Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase, and Mrs. J. P. Morgan doesn’t entice you, the fact that Bobby Ewing was run over in the driveway of 6735 Westlake (on the TV show Dallas) may help increase the allure.

resizedwestlakeGlamorous history and soap opera scandals aside, the Lakewood home has plenty to offer. Just as Marcus’ luxury department store personified excellence in the retail world, his home was beautifully constructed with oversized room, gorgeous hardwood floors, four wood-burning fireplaces, and beamed ceilings. Recently, and with great respect for the original workmanship, the home was extensively renovated.

Invite your guests to take a stroll in the private gardens or a dip in the pool. Cook them up something special in your state-of-the-art kitchen or offer to pamper their pooch in the underground dog spa. And finally, invite them to check out your ridiculously spacious dual-leveled closet, then crack open a couple of beers from the built-in refrigerator before launching into the story of how Johnny Weissmuller  (AKA the original Tarzan) swung from one of the trees in your yard. It just never gets old!

 

By the Numbers

  • 6735 Westlake Avenue
  • $3,995,000
  • 1927 (Year Built)
  • 6,717 Square Feet
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5.1 Bathrooms
  • 4 Fireplaces
  • 3 Garage Spaces
  • 1 Pool + Cabana + Hot Tub
  • 1 Guest House
  • 1 Home Gym
  • Endless storytelling fodder
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