PDYP Members Only Tour
April 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our Young Professionals will get an exclusive tour of the Charles Dilbeck home on Chatham Hill. The house was built in 1939 for Mr. and Mrs. Carence, owner of Manor Bread. The house was a gift to Mr. Carence’s wife on the occasion of their wedding. The Carences lived in the house until the late 1970s.
Three other neighboring houses were also designed by Charles Dilbeck in what was known as Bateson’s neighborhood in Preston Hollow. These houses were designed around the spring-fed lake, a branch of Bachman Creek. The lake continues under Chatham Hill and flows underground downstream. Beyond, the fish, frogs, snakes, and turtles, the lake is also enjoyed by blue and green herons, kingfishers, ducks, and owls.
A large addition was made to the western side of the house in 1997 to accommodate the owner’s parents, and construct two additional upstairs bedrooms. Other alterations were made to the east, including enlarging the living room and enclosing a screened-in porch off. The porte-cochere was added in 1986.
Typical of Dilbeck, the historic house uses a variety of materials and surface planes, giving it an additive appearance. It is as if the house grew over several periods of construction as the needs of its family changed. The interior features clicker brick, mahogany and brick floors, solid cedar beams, plaster walls and a large brick fire place and hearth.
Join us and the current owner, Katherine Seale. Katherine will give our group an informal talk around 6:30 pm about the home and her advocacy for local historic preservation, including her current position as Mayor Mike Rawlings appointee as the Chair of the Dallas Landmark Commission.
PARKING: The home is located at the southeast corner of Hollow Way and Chatham Hill. The driveway is on Chatham Hill, and the gate will be open. Uber, Lift, or carpooling is encouraged as available street parking is limited.