Lisa Besserer

Lisa Besserer

c: (214) 543-2940

Property Details

  • MLS Number : 14229213
    • SqFt : 8976/Appraiser
    • Year Built : 1928
    • Lot Dim : 139.71x168x195.6x130
    • # Gar Space : 3
    • Gar size : 0X0
    • Cov Park : 3
    • Acres : 0.56
    • Handicap Amenities : No
    • HOA : None

    • Category : Residential
    • Type : Single Family
    • Area : 25.15
    • Subdiv : Highland Park West 08 Instl
    • County : Dallas
    • Parcel ID : 60084501030110000
    • Legal : HIGHLAND PARK BLK 103 LT 11 IN
    • Lot : 11
    • Blk : 103

    • Stories : 3
    • Beds : 6
    • Total Baths : 6.3
    • Full Baths : 6
    • Half Baths : 3
    • Living Areas : 5
    • Dining : 2
    • Sec Sys : Yes
    • Pool : Yes
    • Fireplaces : 4

    • School Dist : Highland Park ISD
    • Type : E
    • Name : Bradfield
    • Type : M
    • Name : Highland Park
    • Type : H
    • Name : Highland Park



      • House Type
        Single Detached
        Style
        Tudor
        Lot Desc
        Adjacent to Greenbelt
        Heavily Treed
        Interior Lot
        Irregular
        Landscaped
        Subdivision
        Lot Size
        .5 Acre to .99 Acre
        Easements
        Electric
        Telephone
        Utilities
        Construction
        Brick
        Foundation
        Pier & Beam
        Fence
        Automatic Gate
        Brick
        Iron
        Roof
        Tile/Slate
        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
        Soil Type
        Black
        Pool Features
        Attached Spa
        Cabana
        Heated
        In Ground Gunite
        Water Feature
        Garage Features
        Circle Drive
        Detached
        Garage
        Garage Door Opener
        Opener
        Outside Entry
        Rear
        Swing Drive
        Utilities
        Asphalt
        City Sewer
        City Water
        Concrete
        Curbs
        Individual Gas Meter
        Individual Water Meter
        Sidewalk
        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
        Fireplace Desc
        Brick
        Gas Starter
        Wood Burning
        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
        Floors
        Carpet
        Ceramic Tile
        Marble
        Slate
        Stone
        Wood
        Heat/Cooling System
        Central Air-Elec
        Central Heat-Gas
        Zoned
        Security Features
        Burglar Alarm
        Fire/Smoke
        Monitored
        Owned
        Smoke Detector
        Energy Features
        13-15 SEER AC
        16+ SEER AC
        Ceiling Fans
        Double Pane Windows
        Gas Water Heater
        Programmable Thermostat
        Turbines
        Variable Speed HVAC
        Possession
        Negotiable
        Restrictions
        Unknown Encumbrance(s)
        Finance Proposed
        Cash
        Conventional
        Special Notes
        Survey Available
        Showing
        Agent Or Owner Present
        Appointment (Appt Svc only)
        Call-Key Box
        Centralized Showing Service
        Contact Agent

        • Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
        • Agent : Ralph Randall

      4209 Bordeaux Avenue, Highland Park, 75205

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      Price $6,895,000

      Beds:6 Baths:6.3 Garage:3

      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.
      Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
      Agent : Ralph Randall


      All information is from sources believed to be reliable and is subject to change of price, rental, commission or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. No representation is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate and all information should be confirmed by customer.

      5600 W. Lovers Ln, Ste. 224, Dallas, TX 75209    Copyright © 2014 Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.