Sunday, May 15, 2011

An opportunity to own an architecturally significant home

Before the Architect and purchased our MCM gem of a home, we used to rent this house right behind the Old Monk off Henderson Ave.

It was designed by local architect Charles Dilbeck. In fact Dilbeck designed and built many of the homes in the Cochran Heights neighborhood off of Henderson Ave.

So who was the Charles Dilbeck guy?

Charles Dilbeck was born in 1907 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He first started working in Tulsa creating and adapting plans for builders and developers. He also took credit for designing the first Texas ranch house. Dilbeck has a wide ranging style from this "International" style gem we lived in to MCM to more traditional type bungalows. Douglas Newby has lots of info on his website about Dilbeck homes to include pictures and locations.

Our old landlord has put the house we lived in up for sale. This was a great house to live in, but it could use A LOT of renovation work to bring it back to its former glory. It is on the market for $275,000.00. Having lived in the house and being familiar with some of the needed repairs, I think the price is a bit high. But the location can't be beat. You are close to downtown and walking distance from many popular shops, bars and restaurants.

If you are interested in this house, feel free to shoot me an email and I'll tell you about my experience living there - good and bad. Also, the Architect has already designed an addition for this house. He'd be happy to talk to the future owners about his ideas for the property.

See the full listing here.

See the Dallas County Appraisal info here.

Biographical details on Charles Dilbeck from Douglas Newby Architecturally Significant Homes.

Photo of house from NTREIS.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about your experience living here and have had my eye on this for a while. Can you send me your email address bat justincmoret at g maildo tcom