If these walls could talk! Stories abound around the rich history, architecture and the many famed Hollywood visitors to this historic home.
Sitting on 100 acres with a half-mile of frontage on Highway 27 this historically significant home designed by the renowned architect Charles Dilbeck, is being offered to new owners to enjoy the many features of this property and estate.
Dilbeck is responsible for much of Dallas' Park Cities and East Dallas character, and this is one of his largest designs. Furnished in entirety by Bullocks on Wilshire in Los Angeles, much of the original furnishings and charm remain intact.
Commissioned then built-in 1947 for Howard M. Naylor, the home has been described as a "masterpiece" by experts on Dilbeck's designs. Much of the home has been retained in its original condition and historical preservationists will delight in that the current owner has all documentation in order to restore the home to its original beauty. Contents include lighting and hardware pieces by Erich Riesel and original pieces by Johan Tapp and others.
The architecture boasts significant Dilbeck design elements including multiple prominent chimneys, asymmetrical massing, dovecotes and brick corbelling. The romantic and whimsical design includes a breezeway, an enclosed patio with hand-painted concrete tiles, double master bedrooms and oversized fireplaces in the downstairs living and library rooms. The breakfast nook overlooks the limestone rock patio where you will find design elements repeated through the exterior of the home.
The ranch is located across from the Kerrville airport and neighbors to the James Avery offices and manufacturing plant with plenty of additional surrounding commercial properties available and has commercial and tax credit opportunities.
Partially updated with four bedrooms and six baths, a vintage cabana, Lord and Burnham Greenhouse, an Olympic sized pool, barn, pump-house, wetlands and a pond stocked with bass. Axis and Whitetail deer, a single bull and many other Texas "critters" call this place home.
- Farm / Ranch
- 2 Fireplaces
- 2 Car Garage
- Country Living
- Farm / Ranch / Plantation
- Central A/C
- Enclosed Porch