Iconic Lakewood Home by Society Architect Anton Korn on Dallas Estate Lot

Iconic Lakewood Home by Society Architect Anton Korn on Dallas Estate Lot


There are many great homes, but I have found
every prestigious neighborhood has one revered home that the city, community and neighbors
love. In Preston Hollow it is the Crespi Estate
designed by Maurice Fatio. In Volk Estates it is the home designed by
Ohio architect John Scudder Adkins. In Lakewood this is definitely the much-loved
iconic estate home. Designed by society architect Anton Korn,
its 5,000 square feet reflect the grandiosity of its time and its refinement reflects the
elegance of any era. This architecturally significant Italian Renaissance
home is further distinguished by its blue tile roof. The tile, recently installed, was created
by the original tile maker from the 1930s. Three shades of blue tile were used to achieve
the vivid depth of color. The carved stone detail, including a relief
of an oil derrick is a tip of the hat to the industry and wealth of the original owners
who made this home possible in 1933. The Palladian windows with stained glass transoms
that march across the front of the house add additional architectural elegance. As you enter the home the space opens with
sight lines into several rooms. The spectacular wrought iron banister and
balustrades of the staircase anchor the entrance hall. You will also notice that the intricate carved
ceiling of the entrance hall changes in the living room to the beamed ceiling with a refined
and subtle motif. I love the even spaced arched openings wrapping
around the home. They expand the space and tie together the
entrance hall, living room, music room and informal living room with the sunlight flooding
this space. Going through the home is a visual treasure
hunt. The carved stone on the exterior gives us
a hint of what we would find on the inside. It is fun to discover the mantel and fireplace
surround and the gentle carved patterns of the double doors to the dining room. Homes that people love almost always have
an abundance of sunlight. Here you are able to stand in one room and
see sunlight in four different directions. Anton Korn tapped into the characteristics
that make us happy in the home. This Lakewood home opens to nature where you hear birds singing in the layered
trees arching over the pool and garden. And I love the formality of this walled garden. The connection to nature is accentuated on
the master bedroom terrace. We are looking directly into trees and overlooking
the pool and gardens. The dense perimeter of trees provides a natural
visual barrier to other homes in the neighborhood that just disappear. It is also fun to see the original hand-painted
soffits under the eaves. The Master bedroom and Master bathroom also
extend into nature with double doors opening to the elevated terrace. The Master bathroom also combines the original
antique tile floors with the contemporary Ann Sacks Tile with the bath tub by WaterWorks,
known for merging European design with a modern aesthetic. Heated floors and automatic shades subtly
add to the serenity of the space. The Bulthaup kitchen, filled with sunlight,
also combines the sleek design and technology of the 21st century with the clean lines and
sleek art modern elements of this 1930s home. And why shouldn’t an historic estate home
have a European Miele induction cooktop, warming drawer, dishwasher and Gaggenau double oven,
Liebherr refrigerator and Hoshizaki ice maker? Sleek can be delivered in many forms. In the dining room these Venetian plaster
walls gently curve around the corners, radiating their smooth luster. Going below grade, this space brings a smile. You will find the museum quality air filtration,
whole house water filtration system and other mechanical systems that would be the envy
of any engineer or environmentalist or just those that love luxury. At this Lakewood home you will feel like you
are at an endless estate because of the lush surroundings framing the formal and informal
gardens, a pool, play areas and terraces. And yet just a few blocks away is White Rock
Lake and only a few miles away the downtown Arts District. A beautiful site, a talented architect, the
integrity and aesthetics of the 20th century and a design interpreted by 21st century technology
and materials. This might be the very definition of an architecturally
significant home.

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