A local hacienda-style home recently hit the market in University Park for $3.75 million.
Designed by Charles Dilbeck in 1935, the 4,800-square-foot home is located in the heart of Dallas at 3819 McFarlin Blvd. in University Park.
Like the hundreds of local homes Dilbeck designed during his career, the ranch-style home offers a serene and peaceful living space with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a study, a dining room, a family room, a two-car garage, and more.
In addition, the home’s two-story interior offers a cozy atmosphere supported by five oversized fireplaces, each with a unique exterior chimney.
For food enthusiasts, the first-floor kitchen includes a luxury design with two dishwashers, a full-size refrigerator, a separate full-size freezer, a farm sink, honed black soapstone counters, and a large island.
On the second floor of the home is an open-air terrace situated off the primary bedroom that recalls “the lookout porch of a working frontier ranch.”
Sitting on a 0.28-acre lot, the Dilbeck-designed home features a wonderful mix of materials, including painted brick, a roof of interlocking clay tiles, and a uniquely slatted wooden gate, according to Jeanne Shelton and Malinda Arvesen of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the luxury North Texas brokerage firm behind the property listing.
“This is a crown jewel of University Park, a beloved icon that has transcended time and is ready for its next chapter,” said Shelton and Arvesen in the property overview. “Sensitively updated over the decades and lovingly maintained by the current owners, it is an escape from the world outside.”
Other aspects that make the property stand out are its exterior features, such as a “remarkable arched entrance,” as well as manicured landscaping on both the front and rear lawns.
“It is the place for both grand and intimate living, a perfectly scaled home that is architecturally rewarding and completely unique,” the property listing reads.
The Dallas Express reached out to Shelton and Arvesen to learn more about 3819 McFarlin Blvd. but had not heard back by press time.