Century-Old Dallas Castle Lands a Buyer in a Week


A virtually 100-12 months-old Dallas residence which is only been owned by two households strike the sector final week for $2.5 million and is currently below contract. 

Sitting on just around an acre of land, the a few-bedroom, 3-and-a-50 % rest room house offers initial parquet flooring, leaded glass windows and plaster work, according to the listing with Rob Elmore of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Several of the rooms also have their initial paint. 

“So quite a few aspects are nonetheless there,” Mr. Elmore stated. “The sellers preferred it to go to an individual who will protect and protect the best facts.”


The sellers, equally retired medical professionals, acquired the residence in 1972, though Mansion International could not decide how considerably was paid out for it. They were being so keen that the household be maintained that Mr. Elmore introduced in Preservation Dallas, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving qualities in the metropolis. The business hosted a tour of the dwelling last 7 days for about 100 folks. 

“A great deal of folks like this property simply because it appears to be like a castle,” he explained. And though the new customers, whom Mr. Elmore declined to establish, may perhaps update the bathrooms or kitchen, this property is not a teardown. 

“It’s not that hard to restore details like the filigree and the flooring,” Mr. Elmore claimed. “It’s probable to continue to keep the best of the ideal and repurpose other locations to make it more latest for today’s residing.”

Lots of of the rooms also have botanically themed wall papers.


Dave Perry-Miller Serious Estate

The home was built in 1929 in the Lakewood neighborhood for L.H. Lacy, a indigenous Texan and a civil engineer, according to Preservation Dallas. Lacy, who died in 1978, assisted generate lightweight concrete U.S. Navy boats for the duration of Entire world War I, and his perform with concrete led to his involvement in street construction, such as bridges and underpasses, in the 1920s and 1930s.

Architect Vern E. Shanklin built the house, which also has a big foyer that potential customers to a living space with a interval fire and French doorways, according to the listing. The two are painted a mint eco-friendly, which is part of the authentic colour scheme of the home. 

Quite a few of the rooms are painted bold colours or coated in classic wallpaper painted with ferns, flowers or other botanicals, listing pictures clearly show. 


There is also a wooden-paneled eating home, a significant sunroom with an indoor back garden space and a library in the turret of the residence that has built-in bookcases and a look at of the entrance garden, in accordance to the listing. 

The principal bed room suite has a fireplace, dressing place, a vintage rest room and an adjacent office. The 2nd and third bed room share a rest room. 

There’s a kitchen area with two ovens and wine storage, additionally a basement level encompassing a spouse and children room and a den with a bar. In addition, there is a a few-automobile garage and a lately renovated just one-bed room cottage behind the major residence. 

The sellers have been not promptly out there for comment.