Located on Armstrong Parkway in Highland Park, Texas, this French estate designed by Anton Korn is one of the most significant architectural properties in Dallas. It was the final interior design project of John Astin Perkins, the decorator credited with creating the classic “Dallas look” – bright color and patterns, traditional (but not staid) furniture, and highly accessorized rooms filled with antiques – according to a fascinating article by D Magazine. Let’s take a look inside this intriguing piece of Dallas history, available for sale…
Built in 1924, this magnificent home features over 8,000 square feet, five bedrooms, and five and a half baths. The listing may be viewed here and here. To learn more about the colorful life of John Astin Perkins, please visit D Magazine and Texoma Living! I find it interesting that such an influential designer is virtually unknown today… Texoma Living! claims his work appeared in Architectural Digest more times than that of any other designer, and yet examples of his work are almost impossible to find now. If you have any additional information on John Astin Perkins, I would love to hear from you. I am intrigued to learn more!
The person who buys that will rip every bit of it out, and paint it all white. Guaranteed.
What Juli said. I'm hoping the gardens at least survive:) Lovely post.
I am sure Joseph Minton knows- and he is on Facebook!
His firm once known as Minton-Corley also was published in The Digest
It's quite fun to look at these vintage décor images, they are like a time capsule!
Glam Pad – thank you for sharing this was a great house and what a talent Perkins was.
I agree Juli, I dread to see what the new owners do with that beautiful house.