Stunning Ultra-Exclusive Crescent Avenue Italianate Historical Residence on a Gorgeous 0.557’-Acre, Corner Lot
Situated in Old Highland Park on ultra-exclusive Crescent Avenue, this stunning Italianate historical residence at 3512 Crescent Avenue is nestled on a gorgeous 0.557’-acre, corner lot with an expansive side driveway, gorgeous mature trees, extensive landscaping by Lambert’s and fabulous drive-up appeal (24,272’-lot square footage). Built in 1926, details include a brick exterior with hand-carved cast stone and limestone accents and a clay tile roof, including the home’s original hand-carved limestone pediment around the front door, spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming quarter sawn hardwood floors, cove plaster walls, deep molding, hand-finished walls, original leaded glass windows and doors, and exquisite lighting treatments throughout. Featured by D Home in 2005 for the Preservation Park Cities Home Tour and again in 2009 as one of D Home’s “10 Most Beautiful Houses in Dallas”, there is a long history of entertaining in the home, including Sylvester Stallone, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Karl Lagerfield, Shirley McClain and Jimmy Carter. The stately two-story manse offers 5,683 square feet, five bedrooms, four full and one-half baths, five entertaining areas, two dining areas, two fireplaces, two wet bars, three verandas, a pool, fountain, greenhouse, a four-car carport.
Capped by a tray ceiling with cove plaster walls and cove molding, enter to a stunning formal living room, which is centered by a hand-carved fireplace, with a stone surround, and also showcases hand-finished walls, gleaming quarter sawn hardwoods, original leaded glass windows, brass sconces, and a nearby stairway with wood balusters leading upstairs to the second level. Providing great entertaining flow, arched entries, with hand-carved accents, mark entrance to a tea room and to the elegant dining room, both with leaded glass windows providing scenic views of the front landscaped grounds. With its stone floors, the light-filled tea room features a silver leaf-and-crystal chandelier, hand-stenciled walls, dual art niches, and triple leaded glass French doors opening to the front and side grounds. Crowned by a tray ceiling with cove plaster walls and cove molding, the exquisite dining room is also graced by a gorgeous alabaster-and-brass chandelier, Italian painted wood sconces, handsome hardwoods and conveniently flows through a leaded glass door to the kitchen. Boasting stained leaded glass accents and hand-painted imagery, the spacious kitchen is highlighted by stainless, black and paneled appliances, an immense island with a breakfast bar, butler’s pantry, and a staircase leading upstairs. Serving the area is a nearby wet bar, which includes a bar sink and a paneled refrigerator with icemaker. A door also leads downstairs to a 273’-square foot basement, which provides room for abundant storage. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room, which houses built-ins and room for a full-size washer and dryer.
Stained leaded glass French doors open to reveal an immense great room. From each end of the home, dual galleries are accented by light-filled Palladian windows with French doors opening to the landscaped outdoors and also flow through hand-carved arched columns to the great room. The great room is framed by a cast stone fireplace, with a raised hearth, and is flanked by built-ins with bookcases. The space also features Spanish tile floors, deep moldings, and a pair of iron sconces. Serving the area is a fully equipped wet bar, which boasts special-finished cabinetry with tumbled marble counters and a tumbled marble mosaic-patterned backsplash, a brass bar sink, glass shelving, a paneled ice maker and refrigerator, hand-finished walls and a refrigerated wine closet, with wine racks.
From the rear gallery, oversized double wood doors lead to the luxurious master suite, which is capped by a tray ceiling and also showcases hand-finished walls, neutral carpeting, a huge walk-in “Hers” closet, adjacent study and windows overlooking the fabulous pool. The wonderful master bath is appointed with special-finished vanities, a separate shower, large closets and a toilet room with a Panasonic Intimist Bidet. The space also steps up to a soaking tub surrounded by mirrored walls, with hand-carved accents, and is also illuminated by a paneled skylight, with stenciled glass, and an iron-and-crystal chandelier. Overlooking the side grounds, the adjacent spacious study is replete with a tray ceiling with skylight, hardwood floors, and abundant built-in bookcases. A powder room, with exquisite wall coverings, rounds out the first floor.
Second level of living is equally spacious. Four additional bedrooms range in size and style, some with plantation shutters or wall coverings, and all with hardwood floors, large closets and two elegant Jack-and-Jill tile baths.
Outside, the gorgeous landscaped backyard grounds and pool set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. An expansive covered veranda with columns, showcasing Spanish tile flooring, overlooks a fabulous pool with diving board, a beautiful stone fountain, greenhouse, additional poolside veranda with a columned pergola and a stainless steel built-in grill, and verdant landscaped grounds with landscape lighting and mosquito misters. Additionally, an attached cabana or guest quarters, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gorgeous pool and backyard, houses built-ins with tumbled marble counters and a stainless steel bar sink, Spanish tile floors, and an elegant Spanish tile full bath. A side driveway, overlooking a fabulous side veranda with a columned pergola, gorgeous landscaping and a four-car carport, completes this stunning residence.