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Dallas Has Been Waiting 45 Years For This Hal Thomson Designed Highland Park Home to Come on the Market

Historically and architecturally significant home by architect Hal Thomson found in Highland Park at 3925 Potomac Avenue.
In 1921, Hal Thomson designed 3925 Potomac Avenue in Highland Park for himself, his wife, Geils Adoue Thomson, and his family. This New England-style home in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Highland Park is tucked into nature as mature trees frame the home.

3925 Potomac Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Hal Thomson Historic Highland Park Home – $4,400,000 For Sale

How does a home become one of the favorite homes in Highland Park? In the case of 3925 Potomac, it has happened over a span of 100 years. From the time architect Hal Thomson designed this home for his family, it has been admired by those in Highland Park and across Dallas.


Douglas Newby Sold Architect Mark Lemmon’s Own Home in Highland Park – An Architecturally Significant Historic Home Preserved with Deed Restrictions

Normandy Cottage by Architect Mark Lemmon
Architect Mark Lemmon Designed Normandy Cottage for Himself

3211 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas

Highland Park, Texas, National Historic Landmark – Sold by Douglas Newby

Many consider this Highland Park home designed by Mark Lemmon to be the most historically significant home in Highland Park and maybe Dallas and North Texas. Richard R. Brettell, the former director of the Dallas Museum of Art and founder of the Dallas Architecture Forum, co-authored with Willis Cecil Winters, FAIA, and former Dallas Parks Director, the book, Crafting Traditions—The Architecture of Mark Lemmon. Edmund P. Pillsbury, the former director of the Kimbell Art Museum and the Meadows Museum, wrote the introduction to this book on Mark Lemmon. Ted Pillsbury wrote that, “Mark Lemmon (1889-1975) was the most important historicist architect of 20th-Century Dallas.”


Contact National Award Winning Realtor Douglas Newby to See if He Should Represent You

You Will Benefit From His Insights on Highland Park Homes for Sale in MLS


20 Best Highland Park Neighborhoods

Old Highland Park Neighborhood

This is one of our client’s favorite neighborhoods. Old Highland Park is where Highland Park started and is bounded by Mockingbird Lane on the north, Airline and the Katy Trail on the east, Armstrong on the south, and Preston Road on the west. There is still a preponderance of original and historic homes.

Contemporary home built in 1989 in Highland Park with view of outdoor walk.

Katy Trail Corridor of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

First Section of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

4908 Lakeside Drive, Torn Down

Second Section of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

Turtle Creek Acreage of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

Acreage Section of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

3637 Stratford Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Third Section of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

Normandy Cottage by Architect Mark Lemmon

Fourth Section of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

Hackberry Creek Acreage of Old Highland Park Neighborhood

Highland Park West of Preston Neighborhood

As in most communities, the development grows north and west. In 1924 the west addition of Highland Park was developed including many homes that were even grander and architecturally more substantial. There are still original homes found from the 30s and 40s, but there is a greater sense of redevelopment.

First Section of Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

Second Section of Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

Third Section of Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

Fourth Section of Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

Fifth Section of Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

Belfort and Armstrong is heart of the Sixth Section of Highland Park West of Preston

Sixth Section of Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

West Park in Highland Park Neighborhood West of Preston Neighborhood

Highland Park North of Mockingbird Neighborhood

This neighborhood is on the University Park side of Mockingbird Lane, but still feels very much part of Highland Park.

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Setting at Turtle Creek in Highland Park

Mount Vernon Neighborhood

Preston Place 1 Neighborhood

West Highland Park Neighborhood

This 100 acre neighborhood of 1940s and 1950s houses is generally intact. The neighborhood receives all of the benefits of Highland Park with the exception of the Highland Park Independent School District. This neighborhood falls into the Dallas Independent School District. As a result, couples and individuals without children living at home are less inclined to tear down these small, but stylish homes to build something larger.


Today’s New Highland Park Listings and MLS Status Changes

Acres0.34Sqft.8,935Bed7Bath7Year2005Lot Size99 x 150
Acres0.05Sqft.2,712Bed4Bath4Year1995Lot Size30X76
Acres0.24Sqft.3,894Bed3Bath3Year2013Lot Size76x135
Acres0.36Sqft.10,187Bed6Bath6Year2024Lot Size70 x 226
Acres0.2Sqft.3,441Bed4Bath4Year1934
Acres0.16Sqft.3,826Bed4Bath4Year1950
Acres0.52Sqft.13,405Bed4Bath4Year2000
Acres0.29Sqft.5,564Bed5Bath5Year1941Lot Size65x195
Acres0.21Sqft.3,354Bed4Bath4Year2024
Acres0.26Sqft.4,436Bed6Bath6Year1929Lot Size70x159

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Award-winning Realtor Douglas Newby knows the homes in Highland Park and understands the nuance of this real estate market.

Highland Park is known for verdant parks, free-flowing creeks and magnificent homes. The Katy Trail Corridor of the Fourth Section of Old Highland Park brings attention to the joy the Katy Trail and SMU bring to its neighbors.

Highland Park Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Neighborhoods and Homes

Flippen Park and Many Other Parks Create the Bucolic Mood of Highland Park

Highland Park neighborhoods are only two miles from downtown Dallas but they have the atmosphere of a botanical and groomed countryside.

Highland Park prices are not speculative because Highland Park buyers have the highest incomes and net worth in relationship to the price of the homes they are buying. A small pool of homes available with the distinct advantages of Highland Park not replicable in other parts of Dallas or the country make Highland Park an attractive investment and place for a home.

-Douglas Newby

Douglas Newby Shares Insights on Highland Park

National award-winning Realtor Douglas Newby highlights the best 20 neighborhoods within Highland Park and brings attention to their nuances, attributes and architecture. Douglas Newby specializes in architecturally significant homes which you will find in abundance in the Highland Park neighborhoods.

Learn About Architecturally and Historically Significant Homes in Highland Park

When you are looking for a historic original architect-designed estate home on a large lot, a Texas Modern home designed by a prominent architect, an award-winning midcentury designed home, a transitional modern home, or a modern home designed by an international architect, Douglas Newby will contribute to your understanding of the rich inventory of homes and opportunities in Highland Park, Dallas. As a buyer, the more you understand the total universe and inventory of homes in Highland Park, and understand the subtleties of the market street by street, the more advantageous your purchase. When we represent you as a buyer’s broker we will review the entire inventory of homes in Highland Park, not just those currently offered for sale. Our goal is for you to buy a home of architectural quality and significance at the most advantageous price to you. See More

Are You a Highland Park Homeowner?
You Have Come to the Right Place

If you are considering selling your Highland Park home, we will bring you the best results as we best understand your home and the potential buyers. Call me to see if I should represent you in selling your Highland Park home.

If You Desire an Architecturally Significant Home You Will Love, Douglas Newby Invites You to Call or Contact Him


Highland Park Homes for Sale Previously in MLS – Sold

Acres0.34Sqft.8,935Bed7Bath7Year2005Lot Size99 x 150
Acres0.05Sqft.2,712Bed4Bath4Year1995Lot Size30X76
Acres0.24Sqft.3,894Bed3Bath3Year2013Lot Size76x135
Acres0.36Sqft.10,187Bed6Bath6Year2024Lot Size70 x 226
Acres0.2Sqft.3,441Bed4Bath4Year1934
Acres0.16Sqft.3,826Bed4Bath4Year1950
Acres0.52Sqft.13,405Bed4Bath4Year2000
Acres0.29Sqft.5,564Bed5Bath5Year1941Lot Size65x195
Acres0.21Sqft.3,354Bed4Bath4Year2024
Acres0.26Sqft.4,436Bed6Bath6Year1929Lot Size70x159

Third Generation Highland Park Residents and Those New to Texas Love Highland Park

Whether you are a third generation Highland Park resident or are considering moving to this architecturally significant community we hope you will enjoy these photographs and further acquainting yourself with some of the Highland Park homes found in the different sections, additions and neighborhoods of this community.

Highland Park Was Planned To Be The Most Beautiful Neighborhood In Dallas

It is not an accident that Highland Park is one of the most beautiful townships in the country. In 1905 the Munger brothers designed their beautiful residence park in keeping with the City Beautiful movement of grand boulevards and precise grids of tree-lined streets. In 1909 John Armstrong and his sons-in-law, Edgar Flippin and Hugh Prather, Sr. purchased 1,326 acres and planned Highland Park in the spirit of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Central Park in New York. They hired Wilbur David Cook, the planner of Beverly Hills, California, to recreate his magic in this new development of meandering streets, creeks, tributaries and parks. George Kessler, who was responsible for Dallas’ first great master land plan in 1911, including greenbelts along Turtle Creek, was also retained to assist with the planning of Highland Park. Twenty percent of Highland Park was dedicated to parks.

Turtle Creek Runs Through Highland Park

Turtle Creek runs through the middle of Highland Park, filling a visitor with awe at the sight of the azaleas and grand homes along the parks and linear lakes created from Turtle Creek. Hackberry Creek is a rugged tributary that winds through natural limestone banks, where parks and tennis courts have been carved. It is no wonder that Dallas’ best architects did much of their work in this setting creating eclectic homes of Mediterranean, English, French and neoclassical styles. Old homes continue to be both restored and torn down often for larger homes in the same style. Highland Park is protected by its own fire department and educates its children within its own school district. Mortgages on many multi-million dollar homes are less than the cost of sending their children to private schools for a similar education.

Highland Park 4th of July Parade

To celebrate 4th of July this year I am posting a video of a Highland Park parade, celebrating a favorite holiday. Jimmy Stewart is quoted on patriotism, there is a special cameo appearance by Highland Park home owners Tracey and Scott Bundy who are raising their daughters in Highland Park, and a look at the festivities and spirit of Highland Park as the floats roll by.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for guiding us through such a great buying and selling experience…But most of all, thank you for becoming such good friends!

All our best,
-Scott and Tracy Bundy
Highland Park Home Seller and Home Buyer

Why Highland Park Captures the Imagination

Highland Park is beautiful and has magnificent homes, but it is much, much more. Real estate broker Douglas Newby can personally bring keen insight to why Dallas’ Highland Park captures the imagination of first-time visitors to Highland Park and continues to thrill longtime residents of Highland Park.

The Highland Park Market is More than Homes for Sale in MLS

To understand the Highland Park real estate market, you should know the history of Highland Park, the development of the township of Highland Park and its neighborhoods, the cycles of renovation and new construction, and how Highland Park prices rise and fall in relationship to other prestigious Dallas neighborhoods. Douglas Newby specializes in architecturally significant homes and understands architecturally significant homes as a combination of great sites, great locations, great architects, and the positive evolution of specific neighborhoods and their future potential.

Highland Park Is Safe

How many neighborhoods located two miles from a major downtown central business district are considered safe? Here, in Dallas, Highland Park is where prominent families feel comfortable with their children playing in the front yards or riding their bikes on the sidewalk.

Highland Park Police Are Almost Like a Private Security Force

The homeowners of Highland Park, Dallas almost feel as if they have a private security service when they are served by the Highland Park Police. Many of the wealthiest, highest profile residents of Dallas live in Highland Park where they enjoy walking through the neighborhood and to its beautiful parks, swimming pool nestled next to a creek and surrounded by trees, tennis courts in a bucolic setting, the Dallas Country Club and Highland Park Village.

Highland Park Sense of Community

This Highland Park sense of community continues through the year. Whether it is filling the stadium to cheer the State Champion Highland Park High School football team or seeing one other at neighborhood shops and restaurants.

Cafe Pacific at Highland Park Village

Realtor Douglas Newby holding Cafe Pacific menu before his dinner guests arrive for a holiday meal prepared by talented chef Terry Cook.

Café Pacific is a time-honored restaurant in Highland Park Village owned by Highland Park homeowner Jack Knox, who has a gorgeous, architect-designed historic home located on Armstrong Parkway. Café Pacific is imbued with civility, fun and unparalleled service and food—all qualities of Highland Park. Highland Park Village, owned by Highland Park homeowners, has restaurants for all occasions and moods, made even better by the patronage of Highland Park residents. And what better atmosphere for Christmas than several hundred thousand twinkling white lights installed at Highland Park Village for the holidays, with shops that would be the envy of Madison Avenue or Rodeo Drive.

Highland Park Dallas Homes

There are only approximately 2,500 homes in Highland Park. However, there is a wide range of prices, with some Highland Park Dallas homes costing $100 million and some homes in Highland Park Dallas costing just over $1 million. This allows homeowners who represent a diverse range of ages and wealth to live in this prestigious Highland Park community. Regardless of price, you will enjoy refined Organic Urbanism at its best.