“Obviously not all properties are created equally,” says David Griffin of David Griffin & Company Realtors. “However, sometimes a property is so special that only once every other generation does it become available.”
“4808 Drexel is in a class all its own for a number of reasons,” says Griffin. It was last on the market over 55 years ago. “A creek runs through it and it is probably the only property in Highland Park that has its own spring-fed pond,” according to Griffin. It is one of only two properties that extends from Drexel clear through to St. Johns. Griffin continues, “In this most prestigious of all Dallas neighborhoods, where it is quite rare to find acreage, 4808 Drexel sits on approximately 1.43 acres of land.”
“Most of the land between Drexel and St. Johns, two gently curving streets formed by the serpentine creek beds, is devoted to parks and walking paths and the HP City Hall. Only a handful of properties were carved into this most bucolic part of the township,” says Griffin.
“In the mid 50’s the Kelley family purchased 4808 Drexel and commissioned Bud Oglesby to design a modern home in this pristine nature filled setting, continues Griffin. “Unencumbered by the grid, Oglesby’s partner James Wylie designed what became one of the most important mid-century homes of the era,” says Griffin.
“Although the house is intimate in nature, the main living space is two story viewing the spring-fed pond. Mrs. Kelley was a musician and very involved with the Symphony, and the Kelley’s commissioned a room to accommodate musical performances,” says Griffin.
“For most potential purchasers, the value will lie in the property’s 1.43 acres. Running approximately 200 feet along Drexel, there is .35 of an acre on the west side of the creek and .5 acres on the east side of the creek optimal for new construction according to engineering studies,” says Griffin. The property runs approximately 335 feet deep at its widest point. “A picturesque old gate St. Johns side marks the entrance on the eastern boundary.”
“If you’ve been looking for a unique and private nature filled retreat for your ultimate dream home, you should come and walk this land,” says Griffin.
4808 Drexel will be open for the first time this afternoon between 2-4. The list price is $8.995 million. For additional information or a private appointment, please call David Griffin at 214 458 7663 or see more photos at www.davidgriffin.com.