Charles Dilbeck-Designed Historic Park Cities Castle Hits Market for $1.99M
Iconic award-winning Dallas architect Charles Dilbeck left a legacy of creative masterpieces. One of his magical designs is a historic French-inspired castle in University Park that recently hit the market for $1.99 million, according to CultureMap Dallas.
Built on a corner lot in 1934 after Dilbeck returned from Loire Valley in France, he designed the 3,393-square-foot castle-like facade complete with a turret and courtyard, which offers a grand curb appeal that’s royally eye-catching.
The interior is an enchanting combination of rich woods, stone, brick, and plaster brightened by an abundance of natural light. Despite spacious room sizes, each has a warm intimate feel. And the stunning spiral staircase spotlights Dilbeck’s passion for curved lines.
In addition to two living areas and two dining areas, the two-story home contains three bedrooms, three full baths, and one-half bath.
“[It] has been beautifully maintained and meticulously updated in 2017 with loving attention to detail,” Becky Frey, the listing agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, told CultureMap Dallas. “It offers seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining options, like a saltwater cocktail pool and covered patio.”
All recent renovations complement the integrity of Dilbeck’s design. A new gourmet kitchen features white cabinetry, a rustic center island, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, which include a double oven and gas cooktop.
Upgrades to the outdoor entertainment area range from a stone fire pit, built-in heaters, and a ceiling fan to a grill, refrigerator, and privacy fence to keep the area secluded.