The first time I saw 3617 Crescent I fell in love and begged the agents, Dave Perry-Miller and Bonnie Bauer, to let me have an event there. Why? Because I wanted to show this $4,500,000 home off. (And maybe, truth be told, spend a few more minutes there.) Tell me if you agree: I get a very special, warm, calming feeling when I’m in older homes. It’s like all the antidepressants of the ages just flow through the plaster walls! Grand older homes, like Aldredge House, for example, seriously make me feel this way, almost as if I am in a temple. Crescent is a Prarie style home built in 1918. The home is elevated from the street, as so many homes were back then. That is part of what makes them so stately. The windows are those thick, original glass panes that were like thermopane before thermopane was a word. The lot is enormous, 106 by 225 deep, or about .7 of an acre. Then there are the original beveled glass windows with leaded inserts, gleaming hardwood floors that creak with magnificent stories and wisdom of the years, crown moldings and even a majestic iron gate.
All this on Crescent, on one of the most coveted streets in Highland Park.
Then you look in the back and you see a pool, cabana, sport court, huge guest quarters, a “man” room, bathrooms, kitchenette, all over a four car garage. And yet the home has plenty of yard, space and sunshine.
The home has five bedrooms, four and a half baths. Once upon a time boys and girls, we did not have to have 16 bathrooms for every bedroom in homes. (Or a friggin’ waterpark in the back yard!) There is a living, dining, kitchen, study, family, game/media, and five glorious bedrooms. The home has been lovingly remodeled and the kitchen is to-die- for perfection. (If the original cooks could see it!) The master is upstairs overlooking the yard and pool and has one of the biggest closets I have ever seen — and I have seen some closets, Phil and Lilly Romano’s, Champ D’Or — this one hangs right in there. Fabulous spa master bath.
So what about social media can a 94 year old house teach us? Plenty. We will be hanging in the game room on Wednesday, October 10, gathering me, Chris Weaver and Ryan Stewman — unless we get inside the kitchen sink, I swear it’s as big as a bathtub. Postel Collins and Title 24/7 wants to pump you up with the most power introduction to social media syndication ever.
Like don’t be surprised if this house grows wings!
— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com