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Sir Alfred Bossom's Dallas mansion was built in the 1920's by the renowned English architect who was responsible for Dallas' first skyscraper, the Magnolia Building. Bossom, who later served in the British Parliament, also designed a 20 story addition to the Adolphus Hotel and collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
This 22 room Elizabethan marvel includes a full basement, 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, 35 closets, 10 in the master suite alone. There are 8 fireplaces and a third floor ballroom boasts its own kitchen.
Attention was paid to the smallest details, with marble thresholds, high beamed ceilings and wide plank flooring.
The formal gardens were the setting for the first performance of Ballet Dallas. It is also featured in the American Institute of Architects "Guide to Dallas Architecture".
The stair hall is three stories high with the original balustrades. The 33' Drawing Room has an oversize granite fireplace. The 25' Dining Hall features a rug reported to formerly grace the floors of the Treaty Room at the White House.
This double gated 1.2 acre estate features multi-level gardens with the original in-ground fountain, diving pool and a Guesthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, slate floored living room with beamed ceilings, and kitchen with granite counters. There is an absolutely breathtaking, mature lighted Oak tree, which is nearly as big as the home. It graces the back of the main home and by the pool and guest house.
Located near the Lakewood Country Club and lovely outdoor shopping center with movie theater. See the map below.
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Contact Marilyn Hoffman: 214-698-1736
From the Dallas newspaper article recently:
The three-story mansion built and designed by renowned English architect Sir Alfred Bossom is in a wooded area eight minutes from downtown Dallas. Featured on national television, the 22-room English Tudor mansion was completed in the 1920s.
Bossom was responsible for Dallas' first skyscraper, the Magnolia Building, and collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. He also designed the Petroleum Building in Houston and the Harriman house on Long Island, N.Y. He came to the U.S. to collaborate with George Crawley on the Phipps estate, Old Westbury Gardens and on Long Island's Gold Coast. Bossom also built more than 300 skyscrapers.
If you wanted to build a house that would last a century or so, you might pour a foundation many feet deep and use steel for the frame. That was what Bossom did when he designed this English Tudor-style three-story manor for Arthur Kramer, president of A. Harris and Co., which became Sanger Harris.
The home's period details include half-timber construction, hand-carved porticos and gables and deep-set, leaded casement windows.
The home includes eight fireplaces, as well as a basement fitted with a coal chute, a chicken coop and a wine cellar.
There are 35 closets, 10 in the master suite alone, and each of the six bedrooms has a bath.
A third-floor ballroom has its own kitchen, marble thresholds, high-beamed ceilings and wide-plank flooring.
There is approximately 8,000 square feet of living space in the main home and about 1,300 square feet of living space in the guesthouse.
This historic home has been featured in several movies and on the cover of Robb Report Magazine. The gardens were the setting for the first performance of Ballet Dallas. It also is featured in the American Institute of Architects' Guide to Dallas Architecture.
The home's stair hall is three stories with the original balustrades.
The 35-foot drawing room has a large granite fireplace and there is a 22-foot pine-paneled dining hall and a formal library that adjoins a 55-foot gallery.
This double-gated 1.2-acre estate features multi-level gardens with the original in-ground fountain, a pool and a guesthouse with two bedrooms, two baths, slate flooring in the living room with beamed ceilings and a kitchen with granite countertops. French doors open onto a 60-foot herringbone brick and flagstone terrace and a covered porch.
The home is offered furnished with antiques, furnishings and oriental rugs.
The owner will trade the home for a ranch, a larger home or rare coins.
For details, contact Hoffman International Properties at 214-698-1736 or www.magnificentproperties.com