Armstrong Parkway, Estate of the Day
Today's estate in Highland Park, Texas comes with a bit of history even though its glossy renovated interior makes it look like a fresh build. The English Tudor home was designed by the Park Cities architect, Henry B. (Hal) Thompson of Thompson and Swaine Architects and built for Harry A. Olmsted, owner of a wholesale paper company and President of the State Fair of Texas in 1926. The six-bedroom home is on under an acre of land. The home itself has a stone and brick exterior with a slate roof and leaded glass windows in many of the rooms. Features include a large living room, oak-paneled study, butler's pantry, bar and family room. A solarium has glass, stone and brick walls and a slate floor and doors leading to the back yard and pool. The cook's kitchen has a center island, granite countertops, Walker Zanger custom tile back splash and limestone flooring as well as top-of-the-line appliances that include two full ovens, two Bosch dishwashers, two warming drawers, a third electric convection oven, microwave, and a SubZero freezer with two additional freezer drawers in the walk-in pantry. The master bedroom has separate his and her baths and dressing areas as well as a sitting area and bar area. The third floor of the home has a large exercise room as well as more bedrooms.
Outside is the pool, an English herb garden and a cabana/greenhouse. The open pool house has an in-ground spa, bar area with television and a full bath. The two car garage has a third bay for storage and a half bath. There is also a separate mudroom with a washer/dryer and an apartment upstairs that includes a bedroom and living area with a full kitchen and a bath. This home is listed at $9.95 million.
Gallery: Armstrong Parkway