Real Estate

Hot Property: A Connecticut-Style Estate Tucked Away in North Dallas

Because this enchanting, two-story library needs to be seen.

“Enchanting” is a tough adjective to live up to. And yet, it’s the word chosen to kick off the property description of 11525 Hillcrest Road, followed closely by “magical,” an equally ambitious modifier. But if any house in Dallas can live up to the hype, it’s probably this one.

Initially constructed in the 1940s, this Connecticut-style estate is tucked away in the tree-heavy backdrop along the North Dallas stretch of Hillcrest. The result of a recent renovation and expansion is what you’ll find when you cross over a bridge atop Buffalo Creek, and it truly is lovely. The 6,130-square-foot home, featuring classic materials and plenty of natural light, is sophisticated and timeless. A two-story library, the handiwork of a local cabinetmaker, is a must-see, as is the spa-like master bathroom lined with elegant white marble.

But the real charmer at 11525 Hillcrest Road is the landscaping. The home is surrounded by gorgeous, sprawling gardens and towering trees. A greenhouse and a wisteria-draped pergola can be found throughout the grounds, and a multitude of bricks are crawling with lush green ivy. Lanterns and lit stairways create a romantic outdoor sanctuary at night, but the home was constructed with an appreciation for its surrounding nature. A formal living room opens right up to the courtyard, while a cozy, screened-in porch helps you take advantage of the home’s beautiful backdrop, with the comfort of central air conditioning, on muggier Dallas days.