4011 University Boulevard, University Park, TX 75205
- Beds 5
- Baths 5.3
- SqFt 7,503 TBV
- Lot 0.339 Acres TBV
- Year Built 2007
- Schools Highland Park ISD
Formals | Study | Family Room | Game Room | Media Room | Exercise Room | Pool & Spa | 3 Car Garage
Elegant University Park Home
This stately traditional University Park home features elegant formals with exquisite moldings and millwork. A handsome study with a fireplace and built-ins provides the perfect private workspace. Down the hall is the light and bright family room with a detailed ceiling, built-in cabinetry, and wet bar. French doors lead to the backyard with a stunning pool and spa.
The chef’s kitchen features a large central island, top of the line appliances, and an adjacent butler's pantry with wine storage and access to the porte-cochere. A charming breakfast area is open to the kitchen and family room, and nearby is a built-in desk and the downstairs utility room.
On the second level, the primary suite highlights views to the pool and a fireplace. In this private retreat, an exercise room, large bathroom with an abundance of storage, and two walk-in closets are fantastic. Four additional ensuite bedrooms are also on this level, as well as the upstairs utility room and the game room which includes a vaulted ceiling, a wet bar, and an adjoining media room that is great for movie watching or binging your favorite show.
A covered patio with fireplace and built-in grill is ideal for poolside entertaining. The three car garage with ample parking is also a nice attribute. With a wonderful floor plan and timeless architecture, this home has so much to offer.
The Neighborhood: University Park
Originally University Park was just a gathering of homes surrounding a rural educational institution called Southern Methodist University, which was founded situated north of Dallas in 1915. In fact, the university supplied the homes with utility services. But by 1924 that came to a stop when the population outgrew the capabilities of the school and incorporated. Eventually, the cluster of houses would become one of the country's most affluent communities and gain international recognition as the future home of a presidential library.
Perhaps that is why University Park has always placed an extraordinarily high priority on education. Indeed, there are residents who have gone from kindergarten through doctorate and law school without ever leaving University Park. The town of more than 22,000 can boast that it has even beaten its neighbor Highland Park in national rankings as one of the country's finest public school systems.
However, University Park is far more than a township solely revolving around educational institutions. Within its 3.8 square miles, and due to its proximity to Dallas, University Park offers all the advantages of a major city, while maintaining a small-town charm. Its parks, with their beautifully maintained lakes, provide recreational facilities for everything from baseball and soccer to tennis, and even dog runs. To complement the lifestyle of the town's residents, Snider Plaza with its one-of-a-kind petite boutiques and restaurants was developed cattycorner from SMU in 1927.
In addition to these educational and business services, University Park, though limited in space, boasts seven religious institutions including Highland Park United Methodist Church and Highland Park Presbyterian Church, homes of the largest Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in the nation.
University Park has indeed come a long way from its origins as a bedroom community for SMU. Today the residences of University Park range from charming renovated cottages built in the early 20th century to the magnificent Volk Estate mansions with their expansive acreage and their prestigious owners.
Shopping in University Park
- Plaza at Preston Center - Located just to the north of Highland Park in University Park, the Plaza at Preston Center is a local destination for restaurants, local boutiques, and national brands. Preston Center's variety of storefronts includes Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bachendorf's jewelry, Houston's, and Baskin Robbins.
- Northpark Center - Northpark Center was developed in the 1960s by Dallas developer Raymond Nasher and its opening forever changed the retail world in Texas and the Southwest. Today, Northpark remains one of the top shopping destinations in Texas with tenants ranging from flagships such as Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and Nordstrom, to boutiques such as Apple, Cartier, and Valentino. Northpark is situated just north of the Park Cities.