The historic 1920s Henry Bowers Thomson estate is a jewel set in the crown that is Highland Park. This French Eclectic design, with its center pediment, columns, and porch balustrades, is the epitome of the lavish architectural style of the Gilded Era. The 12,000-square-foot historic manor has been meticulously renovated as a tribute to its original character and functional design. Wedgwood chandeliers, hand carved wood columns, and leaded-glass treasures capture your heart as you step back in time. An enchanting library lies across from an elongated hallway boasting floor-to-ceiling arched windows that welcome exquisite streams of light. The lower level with charming courtyard is highlighted by a sublime wine grotto crafted for the most enthusiastic collector.
In addition to his legacy of classical designs, Thomson served as a mentor to young architects throughout the city, many of whom would become leading architects in their own right.—Preservation Dallas