Storybook Hutsell homes in Dallas’s historic Lakewood

June 10, 2024

Do you ever cruise by means of an attention-grabbing neighborhood, gawking at homes? I like to. Whereas in Dallas just a few weeks in the past, I detoured by means of historic Lakewood to gawk at its storybook homes. Round 50 Lakewood houses had been constructed by architect Clifford D. Hutsell within the Twenties and ’30s. Described as Spanish Eclectic, they stand out with colourful tile roofs, turrets, walled courtyards, picket balconies, arched doorways and home windows, stained glass — and this one even has blue outside curtains hanging two tales excessive!

And take a look at that stained-glass window. What’s that, a galleon on the excessive seas? Such fanciful structure! I just like the waterwise basis planting too: a pair of Arizona cypresses (though they’re going to get huge, and I’d by no means need to cowl up this structure), prickly pear, and silvery ‘Powis Fortress’ artemisia.

Potted sansevierias dance up the wrought-iron railing of an exterior staircase. You simply get a glimpse of a tiled fountain within the walled courtyard. I am keen on the character of this whimsical home. Fortunate homeowners! To see the inside (again in 2016, when it was on the market), take a look at this text at

I snapped just a few extra Hutsell houses from the automobile window. I’m completely in love with these colourful Spanish tile roofs.

This one has a Hobbit-esque door and attention-grabbing diagonal hedges.

And wrought-iron dragon lanterns!

One other turreted magnificence

That’s a wrap on my Dallas journey. To return to my go to to North Haven Gardens nursery in north Dallas, click on right here. You will discover hyperlinks to my Dallas backyard excursions on the finish of every put up on this collection.

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