Historic masterpiece near Dallas designed by Texas architect David R. Williams

MLS #: 13590629
Listing Type: For Sale
Property Type: Residential
Price: $479,900
Location: 613 Mills Place
Texas 75110
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1920
Half Bathrooms:
Lot Size (acres): 1.5 acres
Size (square feet): 4,218
Condition: Move in ready
Additional Out Buildings: Guest Cottage
Submission Date: 07-24-2017
Last Update: 07-31-2017
Agent Details: Laura Smith
Company Name: Keller Williams
Phone Number: 9725335120
Cell Number:
613 Mills Place Corsicana, Texas Beautiful historic home built in 1929 by famed Texas architect, David R. Williams and his protégé, O’Neil Ford This one of a kind home holds a significant place in the architectural heritage of Texas. It was not only a beloved family home to the McKie, Miller and Robinson families but also one of the homes used to nominate Mr. Williams and Mr. Ford as Fellows of the AIA in 1960. The home sits in the center curve of the block and is surrounded by 16 stately old homes, two of which were also designed and built by David Williams and O’Neil Ford. The first floor of the main house contains a large, elegant foyer and an expansive formal living room with hand carved paneling, book cases and mantle. The large formal dining room also has a fireplace and French doors to the front garden and back terrace. The sunny morning room off the kitchen is also filled with original architectural details including hand carved and painted beams, wrought iron chandelier, stone floors, French doors to the terrace and half bath. An especially charming feature of the first floor is the black and silver tiled powder room, complete with the original hand painted wall design by O’Neil Ford, discovered under wallpaper and restored in 1972. The graceful, curved staircase leads to a large upper landing with French doors to the balcony over the front door and beautiful hand carved and hand painted bookshelves and cabinets. Two steps lead up to the master bedroom, which is large and airy with a fireplace, six windows, charming bath and dressing room. Across the landing there are two secondary bedrooms, both with fireplaces and private baths. Of particular interest is the tile work in all the baths, as they are original vintage tiles from the famed Flint Faience & Tile Company of Detroit. A sleeping porch across the back of the home was enclosed in the 1960s and could easily be restored. A three car garage is attached to the home via a breezeway from the back door. Above the garage is a cozy dormered bedroom and bath, accessed by a brick outdoor staircase. Across the parking court is the original servants’ quarters, with a sitting room, bedroom, bath, storage, laundry and small kitchen with fireplace. The 1.5 acre lot boasts many mature trees and slopes from the slate back terrace down to a small stream and gazebo. This is a beautiful and unique property of great historic significance, less than a one hour drive from downtown Dallas.

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