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4209 Bordeaux Avenue Highland Park, TX, 75205, Dallas

$6,895,000 USD
  • 6

    BEDS
  • 6.3

    BATHS
  • 8,976

    SQFT
  • 0.56

    ACRES

4209 Bordeaux Avenue - Active

Highland Park, TX 75205 (MLS: 14229213)

$6,895,000 USD
  • 6

    BEDS
  • 6.3

    BATHS
  • 8,976

    SQFT
  • 0.56

    ACRES

Description

Rare Treat: Architecturally Significant Hal Thomson Tudor Hits the Market

Original Hal Thomson design accentuating the landscape of Highland Park at the prominent intersection of Bordeaux and Preston is the essence of the important house. Present since the neighborhood’s inception, this stately manse has experienced magnificent manifestations, the ca. 2000 renovation and expansion by Tommy Ford, contractor, and the 2015 improvements under the curated direction of Cynthia Collins, Collins Interiors, Blue Print Design, Clay Snelling, remodeler, and Thomas Fancher, Plant Concierge. A herringbone- patterned walkway introduces the formidable façade with signature slate and brick patterns, attributable to architect Thomson.

Parallel horizontal hallways take advantage of the expansive .561-acre lot, linking living areas and providing an excellent environment for entertaining. Three first-floor living areas include a handsome Living Room; pine paneled Library and Great Room, accessed via the Loggia. Formidable fireplaces anchor the walls of the living rooms as well as the Breakfast Room. The original Powder Room rests beneath a gracious staircase. Kitchen, Breakfast and Butler’s Pantry occupy the west end of the first floor. A perfectly appointed kitchen includes Viking cook range, Center Island, Sub Zero refrigeration, ice-maker, double ovens and warming drawer. The Butlery boasts a floor-to-ceiling Traulsen wine chiller and bar sink.

Atop the gentle staircase, the sumptuous Master Suite with his and her bathrooms, office, wrapping room, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and Laundry Room comprise the second floor. The private en-suite bedroom is located at the northwest corner, while the remaining two bedrooms rest at the west end of the landing. This pair of bedrooms shares a beautiful bath with separate shower, water closet, bathtub and twin vanities. The third floor perch houses the fifth bedroom, bath and common room. Cedar lined storage leads to the mechanical room. Signature Blue Print adornments enhance every detail of the bedrooms and baths.

The first floor Cabana and half bath serve the architecturally designed pool and spa. Slate floors are consistent with exterior hardscapes. Marble surfaced counters, an ice-maker and refrigerator compliment the Blue Print designed half bath. A fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere. An exercise room atop the cabana has direct access to the Master Suite. The outdoor gardens are professionally landscaped and the pool and spa enjoy Pennsylvania green stone. A brick lined motor court services the three-car garage, topped with full guest quarters. In a climate devoid of detail, this fine residence is beautiful to behold.

Excerpt from Great American Suburbs, the Homes of the Park Cities by Virginia Savage McAlester, Willis Winters and Prudence Macintosh:

Thomson’s gracious Tudor houses were often located on spacious lots on many of the best streets in the Park Cities. The residence at 4209 Bordeaux (Thomson & Swain) built in 1925 for James R. Bower, the president of an auto rental business and cab company, is one such house: a sprawling picturesque English manse, superbly conceived and detailed, and rendered in a rich palette of materials. The home’s spatial volumes and gables were wrapped in undifferentiated brick planes virtually devoid of the standard menu of Tudor details. The architect utilized taut planar surfaces to achieve a strikingly modern interpretation of the Tudor style. The house bears a close likeness to the work of the great English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, whose Daneshill of 1903 anticipated the broad, flat masonry gables of the Bower home.

Details

  • INTERIOR

    Square Feet
    8,976
    Beds
    6
    Stories
    3
    Fireplaces
    4
    Living Area
    29 x 15 /1
    Living Area 2
    33 x 16 /1
    Formal Dining
    20 x 16 /1
    Breakfast Room
    12 x 13 /1
    Kitchen
    10 x 15 /1
    Study
    13 x 15 /1
    Utility
    10 x 6 /2
    Interior Features
    Bay Windows,Built-in Wine Cooler,Cable TV Available,Decorative Lighting,Flat Screen Wiring,High Speed Internet Available,Multiple Staircases,Paneling,Plantation Shutters,Skylights,Sound System Wiring,Vaulted Ceilings,Wet Bar,Window Coverings
    Kitchen Equipment
    Built-in Icemaker,Built-in Microwave,Built-in Refrigerator/Freezer,Commercial Grade Range,Commercial Grade Vent,Convection Oven,Cooktop - Gas,Dishwasher,Disposal,Double Oven,Oven-Electric,Refrigerator,Vent Mechanism,Warmer Oven Drawer,Water Line to Refrigerator
    Total Baths
    6.3
    Full Baths
    6
    Half Baths
    3
    Living Areas
    5
    Dining Areas
    2
    Master Bedroom
    21 x 17 /2
    Bedroom 2
    15 x 17 /2
    Bedroom 3
    14 x 16 /2
    Bedroom 4
    13 x 12 /2
    Bedroom 5
    12 x 14 /3
    Other 1
    14 x 51 /1
    Other 2
    11 x 23 /1
    Fireplace Description
    Brick,Wood Burning,Gas Starter
    Heating / Cooling System
    Central
  • EXTERIOR

    Lot Dimensions
    139.71x168x195.6x130
    No. Garage Spaces
    3
    Lot Size
    .56 ac
    Subdivision
    Highland Park West 08
    Construction
    Brick
    Foundation
    Pier & Beam
    Fence
    Brick/Iron
    Roof
    Tile/Slate
    Acres
    0.56
    Covered Parking
    3
    Category
    Residential
    Type
    RES-Single Family
    Exterior Features
    Balcony,Covered Porch(es),Gardens,Guest Quarters,Gutters,Lighting System,Mosquito Mist System,Patio Covered,Patio Open,Satellite Dish,Separate Entry Quarters,Sprinkler System,Workshop w/Electric
    Pool Features
    Attached Spa,Cabana,Heated,In Ground Gunite,Water Feature
    Security Features
    Burglar,Fire/Smoke,Smoke Detector,Owned,Monitored
  • ADDITIONAL INFO

    Year Built
    1928
    School District
    Highland Park ISD
    County
    Dallas
    Parcel ID
    60084501030110000
    Block
    103
    House Type
    Single Detached
    Style
    Tudor
    Will Subdivide?
    NO
    List Price per Square Foot $
    768.16

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