3868 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, TX 75205
- Beds 4
- Baths 4.1
- SqFt 5,786 TBV
- Lot 0.385 Acres TBV
- Year Built 1917
- Schools Highland Park ISD
5 Fireplaces | Study | Exercise Room | Elevator | Pool & Spa
Rare Highland Park Masterpiece
This completely reimagined, Mediterranean palazzo, originally built in 1917, is a rare find even by Highland Park standards. Thanks to a meticulous remodel, this residence with its stucco exterior, tile roof and circular driveway simply delights and invites all to escape the busy Dallas scene. With attractive oak and marble floors, Venetian-plaster walls and ceilings, an abundance of windows and skylights and five stunning fireplaces, the home masterfully blends yesterday’s elegance with today’s luxurious lifestyle and conveniences.
The formal living room, on the first level, opens to the family room with a wall of windows, an adjoining study, a game room, and a card room.
To the left of the entry is the dining room, which is easily serviced by a gourmet kitchen with Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances, a breakfast bar, and Calcutta marble countertops and backsplash. In addition to a butler’s pantry with sink, Sub-Zero wine closet and walk-in pantry, there is a fully-finished basement for additional storage.
Also on the first level is a bedroom with a full bath, and a state of the art utility room. The backyard oasis offers a saltwater pool and spa, beautifully landscaped gardens and fabulous outdoor living spaces.
The second level is dedicated to the living quarters, highlighted by the master suite with an oversized sitting room and private, covered, and screened terrace overlooking the pool. The well-appointed his-and-hers closets include plenty of built-in cabinetry that provide for every wardrobe.
The master bath, with its freestanding soak tub, custom Ann Sacks tiles, glass shower and separate vanities, opens to its own private, covered, and screened terrace.
This level also features two ensuite guestrooms with plenty of built-in shelves, walk-in closets and perfect tree-top views of the grounds.
Situated on the corner of Potomac and Fairfield, the home is just a walk away from the Dallas Country Club and Highland Park Village.
The Neighborhood: Highland Park
Considered one of the country's most sought-after neighborhoods, the Town of Highland Park, Texas has an international reputation for the finest in residences, education, and city management. Highland Park, together with its next-door neighbor University Park, constitute the so-called Park Cities. Even before its incorporation in 1913, city fathers set out to create an oasis of residential living as the neighboring city of Dallas grew. Today, this 2.26-square-mile area on the outskirts of downtown Dallas boasts the names of individuals and families associated with Fortune 500 companies as well as historic legends. From newly relocated families to multi-generation "Parkies," their reason for living in Highland Park is simple: they demand the very best in their homes, surroundings and lifestyles.
Whether it's a multi-acre estate with tennis courts and indoor pools, or a simple 2,500-square-foot cottage with gourmet kitchen, real estate in Highland Park is in high demand and short on availability. Besides having one of the best locations in North Texas, Highland Park homes are known for being built with the finest professional teams and materials available while maintaining the integrity of the area.
To complement this manner of living, Highland Park has long placed great emphasis on the natural beauty of the area. From its inception, city fathers insisted that at least 20% of its developed land be dedicated to park space. Today, Highland Park's numerous manicured parks and the magnificent Turtle Creek, which runs through the town, provide a respite for its residents.
Besides this bucolic environment, Highland Park's reputation for excellence in education is known countrywide. The Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is consistently ranked as one of the top school districts in the nation. The emphasis that Highland Park residents have placed on the education has resulted in a public school system comparable to any private institution.
Within this island community, some of the country's finest establishments are available. From Highland Park Village with its tony boutiques, to one of the top-ranked school systems in Texas, Highland Park offers residents all necessities, luxuries, and everything in between.
Shopping and Landmarks
- Highland Park Village - Highland Park Village widely is recognized as the first shopping center in America. First opened in 1931, the Village was designed in a Spanish Mediterranean style and is home to high-end boutiques, restaurants, and a movie theater. Shopping destinations include Chanel, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Harry Winston.
- 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.