If only THESE walls could talk…
Nestled on a creek with towering trees and rolling countryside, lies a 3/2/2 LA Spanish Villa rumored to be a source of refuge for a collection of many characters over the years. To paraphrase one owner’s short description, “We visualize Clyde and Buck Barrow and their running mates spending an evening here playing cards, drinking moonshine and whiskey… before heading to their families homes just down the road in West Dallas.”
Though there is no public record available, Villa Blanco (as referred to by the current owner) was said to be built by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dallas as a residence for nuns; others say a way-house built for the railroad, and yet the only definitive explanation of past inhabitants refers to a period of time between the late 20’s and 30’s where locals came to gamble, drink and carouse at their local speak easy. It’s evident upon arrival, that this mysterious and highly intriguing structure has a story that few, if any can tell.
Now legally addressed as 1934 Lansford, this secluded .85 acres rests in a cul de sac with an impressive Spanish courtyard perfect for warm summer pie socials and celebrations; a guest house/studio with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath; a native garden to provide shaded and quiet getaways; and a vast amount of character unmatched by any house I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Seclusion at its finest, you can close your eyes and picture the rolling countryside the way it must have been in 1900 when it was thought to have been built.
As one of the true mysteries in Oak Cliff, somewhere lays a journal detailing its early life and origin. Until then, we can only speculate. Sources close to Kathy and Steve say that H&H will be listing this one-of-kind gem in the coming days.