Sir Alfred Bossom’s Dallas mansion was built in the 1920′s by the renowned English architect who was responsible for Dallas’ first skyscraper, the Magnolia Building. Bossom, who later served in the British Parliament, also designed a 20 story addition to the Adolphus Hotel and collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
This 22 room Elizabethan marvel includes a full basement, 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, 35 closets, 10 in the master suite alone. There are 8 fireplaces and a third floor ballroom boasts its own kitchen. Attention was paid to the smallest details, with marble thresholds, high beamed ceilings and wide plank flooring.
The formal gardens were the setting for the first performance of Ballet Dallas. It is also featured in the American Institute of Architects “Guide to Dallas Architecture”. The stair hall is three stories high with the original balustrades. The 33′ Drawing Room has an oversize granite fireplace. The 25′ Dining Hall features a rug reported to formerly grace the floors of the Treaty Room at the White House.
This double gated 1.2 acre estate features multi-level gardens with the original in-ground fountain, diving pool and a Guesthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, slate floored living room with beamed ceilings, and kitchen with granite counters. There is an absolutely breathtaking, mature lighted Oak tree, which is nearly as big as the home. It graces the back of the main home and by the pool and guest house.
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