This Dallas, Texas retreat offers a magnificent street presence, with a processional experience from the entry portico through a vaulted foyer to the grand central living space. Sculpted cast concrete inlays seen throughout the architecture unify the old world theme and charm. The plant palette reflects a formal style with impressive Italian Cypress trees, Knock-Out Roses, Japanese Boxwoods, and hardy Indian Hawthorn. In the rear yard, a formal swimming pool with a bubbling spa is centered between two large existing oak trees. The preserved existing landscape creates a sense that the home has been there for years.