Here’s a unique opportunity to rent a historic property in University Park. This duplex along University Boulevard was originally designed by legendary Dallas architect Charles Dilbeck in the 1930s. Many of Dilbeck’s other works around Dallas have been recognized as historically significant homes.

Part of the Stainback Luxury Residential portfolio, the Dilbeck duplex was renovated and updated throughout. Residential designer Chris Owens of MCO Designs did the conceptual design of the property in preparation for the updates. While the duplex has new bathrooms and kitchen spaces (among other updates), Owens said his goal was to “keep that magic of the Dilbeck architecture.”

The duplex has a total of 4,172 square feet of space with one unit on each level. Both units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and nearly identical floorplans. In addition to the two bedrooms and two bathrooms, both have full kitchens, a breakfast area, a dining room, a living room and a study. Owens said many of the details in the interior are original, like the lattice window in the upstairs living room, the fireplaces and some of the built-in bookcases.

Take a look at 4102 University Blvd. in University Park. This is the second half of the...

1/9Take a look at 4102 University Blvd. in University Park. This is the second half of the Dilbeck Duplex, a renovated duplex that was originally designed by architect Charles Dilbeck in the 1930s.(Courtesy The Stainback Organization)

“That second-floor living room is a magical space,” Owens said. “The floor plan of that house was indicative of the 1930s style, meaning that it was very compartmentalized. Really, our goal was to open some of that up, make it more of that open floor plan that most people lean towards nowadays.”

The duplex is located at 4100 and 4102 University Blvd. in University Park. If you’re driving along Preston Road, you’ll see the storybook-looking home perched on the corner.

One of the units will be available for rent early this summer. The exact price hasn’t been set but will be around $8,000 per month, according to a Stainback representative.

This is part of our Posh Properties series, providing a glimpse inside nice homes in North Texas for those who love to look at houses. It is not paid for or presented by area real estate agents or companies.

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