Monday Morning Millionaire: Classic Details, Rookwood Fireplace and a Guest House for Less Than One Million

Published September 12, 2011 by Candy Evans

What does a million dollars buy you in Dallas? A whole hec of a lot if you look south of the Trinity. This Hewitt & Habgood listing is at 1029 Lausanne, not too  far from where former Mayor Laura Miller and hubby Steve Wolens used to live, before they packed up and off to the fancier digs in Preston Hollow. 

Not only is this house is a keeper, it will satisfy your million dollar house urges for $15,000 les. Asking:  $985,000. How can you go wrong? You get four bedrooms, four and one-half baths in an original, 4136 square foot Tudor with three living areas. The home feels as if you are dining at the Captain’s table every night. Expansive formals, and exceptional finishes throughout. Built in 1928, there are all the goodies of yesteryear: plaster walls and ceilings, classic archways, gleaming hardwood floors, art lighting and niches, niches everywhere. Sweeping staircase with stained glass and picture windows, Rookwood fireplace, custom whole-house sound system, a Viking in the kitchen — the stove, not the man. The huge lot has lush Kessler Park landscaping front and back, electric gate, iron and wood fencing, tree moonlighting, mosquito system, front fish pond with 19th century fountain, multiple covered decks, outdoor entertaining, beautiful guest house, two car garage could be expanded to three car. 

I mean, don’t tell the rest of the world that you can live like darn tootin’ royalty here in Dallas for less than a million bucks.

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at