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It is always fun to sell one of the most architecturally significant homes on Swiss Avenue. I consider this home an architectural exclamation point on the boulevard. It is even more fun when a fabulous home completes an entire block face of homes that I have sold on the street. Since my real estate career started exclusively in Munger Place, I have sold a majority of homes on Swiss Avenue and the rest of the Munger Place historic districts at least once. However, there are still many blocks on Swiss Avenue where I have not previously sold every home. This block of Swiss Avenue I consider the finest and most prominent on the boulevard. There are only five houses on this side of the 5000-5100 block of Swiss Avenue, because the lots are wide and large—between a half acre and one acre of land with a clear view to downtown Dallas. The homes that I have previously sold on this block include the Higginbotham’s first home designed by Charles Erwin Barglebaugh of Lang & Witchell Architects. Barglebaugh had previously worked for Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie style design is evident in this home. I also sold the home next door at 5020 Swiss Avenue, also designed by architects Lang & Witchell. This home the Higginbothams built for their daughter for a wedding present. The home I just sold is the third house Lang & Witchell designed on Swiss Avenue. Since all three of these Lang & Witchell designed homes are located in the two blocks of Swiss Avenue that are in the original Munger Place Addition, the ceilings are higher—11 feet tall—and the formal rooms are larger than those we are now finding in 12,000 s.f. Highland Park homes. The original Munger Place Addition deed restrictions and the current Swiss Avenue Historic District restrictions protect the setbacks and architectural continuity that perpetuates Swiss Avenue as one of the five iconic streets in Dallas. Go to the blog article https://douglasnewby.com/2021/11/swiss-avenue-architectural-exclamation-mark/ and see the five Swiss Avenue homes that make up this block face. *Exclamation Mark
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