4248 Armstrong Parkway
“John was able to capitalize on the knowledge that Southern women love color,” designer Cathy Kincaid said. “He gave the decorators permission to use bold color.”
Perkins boldly blended English and French styles. He is credited for bringing the French Country influence to Texas homes. His choice of bright colors including parrot and apple greens, pink, lavender, and mustard was considered avant-garde.
Known as "Mr. Dallas," Perkins' client list read like a who's who of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Ross Perot, James Ling, Perry Bass, and Clint Murchison. His signature parrot-green-and-white wallpaper and Asian lamps became known and recognized everywhere, including the Dallas Country Club, Brook Hollow Golf Club, and River Crest in Fort Worth.
The .9 acre lot is shaded by approximately 50 large trees and features a pool, terraced gardens with fountains, blue stone pathways and wrought-iron gates.