photography by Scott Womack

Hot Property: 4808 Drexel Dr., $7.8 Million

It's the landscape, not the home, that's the prize.

This house is what’s known as a fixer-upper. Unfamiliar with that term? That’s because we prefer “teardown” in these parts. But bear with us for a moment. Built in 1956, this is an important home. The original land owners hired Bud Oglesby and James Wiley to design a residence. The result? A midcentury masterpiece that incorporates the lush landscape into the architecture. And although the house has fallen on some hard times, the landscape here remains unmatched. The lot is one of only two that extend from Drexel Drive to St. Johns Drive. Bonus: the land comes with its own spring-fed pond and a creek! In the event that you have neither the time nor energy to bring this house back to its original glory, Wilson Fuqua has already created drawings of how a traditional home could work on the property. David Griffin for David Griffin & Company.  214-458-7663.


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