Wilson Fuqua Design

Highland Park Home

4726 Drexel Drive, Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Mediterranean Style Home

This Mediterranean style home designed in 1919 along Hackberry Creek in Highland Park, is significant both architecturally for its renovation and for who has lived in the home over the years. Architect Wilson Fuqua did the renovation and expanded the home in one of the most beautiful and effective ways to enjoy the creek and lush gardens. Florence and Pio Crespi rented this home before they moved to the Owsley home at 6801 Turtle Creek. Architect Bud Oglesby later chose this home as his residence.

This architecturally significant home is one of Dallas’ favorites. Wilson Fuqua approached this Hal Thomson home with reverence, but with a boldness that recollates rooms and opened up the house to accentuate the Hackberry Creek garden and views without sacrificing the grace and detail of the original home. Here is an example of a discerning client with exquisite taste who commissioned a talented and sensitive architect to perpetuate and accentuate the beauty of one of Dallas’ great architecturally significant Hal Thomson houses.