Anytime a Marion Fooshee home hits the market, we stop what we’re doing and look.
Fooshee is one of Dallas’s most celebrated architects. He and his business partner James Cheek designed Highland Park Village; nearly 100 years later, the shopping center’s Spanish Colonial Revival design is as iconic as ever. Fooshee’s residential projects have been included in D Home‘s annual feature, Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas, several times. (In 2018, three of the 10 winners were Fooshee designs.)
For these reasons alone, a Fooshee design from 1929 is worthy of our weekly Hot Property spotlight. But 4401 Westway Avenue is a gem in its own right.
The exterior of this Highland Park home is classic Fooshee: stone accents around arched doors and windows, ornate detailing framing the windows, and Mediterranean-inspired accents, like a terracotta tile roof. The façade is most certainly vintage, but the cream-colored brick and stone are in pristine condition, and the tidy landscaping echoes the well-preserved feel.
This home has so many windows that each room feels more enveloped in glass than in plaster. The interior is bathed in light. The floors add to the warmth as they flow from ceramic tile to wood paneling. Each room transitions to the next with dramatic arched doorways, crafted from cherry-stained wood.
Though 1920s-style details are everywhere, they’re subtly and tastefully done. In one living area, you’ll find a full wall of built-ins with mirrored accents, and the master bedroom has a carved fireplace that could easily be original to the home. Several spaces are illuminated by gold and white beaded chandeliers–though trendy, they fit the rooms flawlessly.
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