On the Shores of Lake Cliff - Home Tour Preview
Homeowner | Eva Gordon
Tour Sponsor | Ines Hermoso - Senior Loan Consultant - NMLS# 512545,
First United Mortgage Group
When Eva Gordon learned that one of her friends was selling his house in 2011, she immediately brought an offer to the table for this magnificent property on the shores of Lake Cliff. The architectural design accurately represents the style and character of homes built in Lake Cliff during the latter half of the ‘Oak Cliff Boom’ years (1890-1930).
Architects and builders experimented with merging disparate styles. From the outside, you would expect to find a very English Tudor interior; however, once you pass through the front door, you’ll be breath struck by the Spanish Colonial arches, doors, fireplaces, and floorplan. The design facilitates a natural flow that allows for both entertaining and highlighting artwork.
Most of the home maintains its original footprint, with only a slight modification to the back porch, and major modifications to the kitchen and bathrooms. Original floors, moldings, doors, and electrical fixtures remain in place from the first owners. As closets were small during the period, take note of the unique implementation of the luxury master closet, and if you are lucky, sneak a peak of the original travel closet on the landing at the top of the stairs.
The furniture and art on display complement the architectural style of the house: differing textures, periods, and styles from every continent integrate with each other seamlessly. Religious iconography ties the décor to the architecture—making the home feel comfortable, cozy, and livable. In fact, the home was featured as one of Dallas’ Ten Most Beautiful Homes in 2011 and the kitchen remodel was featured in Cottage Living in 2006.
The backyard pool and patio are recent additions but are no less stunning than the home itself. Eva has strategically designed an entertaining space that features native Texas plants that highlight the home, yard, pool, and carriage house.
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial & English Tudor Hybrid
Year Built: 1923
Neighborhood: Lake Cliff