Today’s edition of Must-Have Monday takes us to not one, but two homes designed by Charles Dilbeck. They are both also being represented by one of our associates, Betty Godwin. From 1932 to 1970, Charles Dilbeck designed more than 600 houses in the Dallas area that are appreciated for their welcoming presence and romantic design. Dilbeck’s style cannot be summed up in one genre, as his work reflects varied styles that include French farmhouses, as well as Tudor, Spanish and Colonial Revival characteristics. What was popular about Dilbeck’s projects was his ability to blend and adapt historical styles to create a form of Eclecticism giving his houses a Dilbeck style uniqueness.
Like a Storybook House, 4144 Shenandoah is a Dilbeck at its finest. Turet, balcony and wonderful stone fireplaces are well known Charles Dilbeck features. The kitchen is compact, but spacious and the breakfast room is ideal for coffee and the morning paper. It also includes a dining room perfect for a dinner party. The upstairs features a wonderful master bedroom and bath. Peacefulness exudes from the garden and makes its way into the charming features of the home.
The field stone and wood ranch house at 4676 Lorraine, was restored to perfection. A large wood burning fireplace provides warmth and charm to the living room featuring heavy beams and built-in knotty pine cabinets. The den features pine paneling and beautiful pine beams with French doors leading to the flagstone patio and English garden. This is truly one of Dilbeck’s finest.