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Hot Property: Michelle Nussbaumer Splashes Color on a Historic Tudor Near White Rock Lake 

Nearly a century old, the Lakewood property is drenched in color.
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Thanks to its classic Tudor look, 6934 Westlake Ave. “feels very polished,” listing agent Richard Graziano says. Patrick Flores/REAL Photo Texas
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Hot Property: Michelle Nussbaumer Splashes Color on a Historic Tudor Near White Rock Lake 

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Just a mile down the road from White Rock Lake, 6934 Westlake Ave. is situated on “one of the platinum blocks” of Lakewood, listing agent Richard Graziano says. The home is a short walk to Lakewood Elementary, and it’s less than a 10-minute drive to Lakewood Country Club. 

“It’s really a peaceful pocket that has a true neighborhood community feel,” he says.  

Built in 1925, the house is surrounded by similar historic Tudors. This property has the classic lines of the architectural style, which saw a resurgence in popularity following World War I. With pointed gables and an arched front door featuring a stained-glass window, it matches the style of many Dines & Kraft homes in Lakewood, Graziano says, although he doesn’t know if the famed local developer constructed this property.

Graziano believes the house has many of its original features, like the leaded-glass windows, molding, and living room fireplace. There are hardwood floors and archways. The scale of the rooms feels balanced, he says, and the floor plan in the living and dining spaces are flexible enough to accommodate whichever season of life you are in, he says. 

Additionally, the house has been well maintained over the years, he says. The current owner hired interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer, known for her vibrant and worldly spaces, to transform the various spaces. The house is now “filled with custom textiles, window coverings, wallpapers, exquisite hardware on all the cabinetry,” Graziano says. 

Like many of her other designs, Nussbaumer filled the house with color. Bold wallpapers cover the ceilings. The kitchen is painted eggplant-purple. While typically a bold tint, pink is used as a neutral in many of the rooms. 

“I think everyone has gotten bored with no color, everything white, everything gray, everything beige,” Graziano says. “I love that this house is a really good testament to show that you can use color and it can feel really polished, really stylish, and really sophisticated.” 

The house has a point of view, he explains, and that’s what makes it “feel really special.” 

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