Today’s home in Highland Park, Texas comes with a royal endorsement. Prince Charles has honored architect Scott Merrill for his ability to create beautiful homes writing in 2008: “All I can say is that I am enormously impressed – particularly by your enviable ability to produce such an incredibly ‘appetizing’ Arts and Crafts feel to your buildings. This is such a rare gift in today’s soulless world and, for me, was best demonstrated in your Highland Park house. I have rarely come across something so utterly appealing…”

The excerpt is from a 2008 letter written at Clarence House by Prince Charles following his review of Merrill’s portfolio.Listed by the Perry-Miller Streiff Group for the first time since its completion in 2001, the distinctive property at 3509 Crescent Avenue is now available for sale.

The vision for 3509 Crescent Avenue began with the current owners. At the start of the project, the couple brought in Warren Hill Johnson, the landscape architect responsible for the site and planting design for some of the most notable gardens within the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society.

He made the home’s swimming pool look more like a large reflecting pond by incorporating grass “decks,” and he created his­-and-hers gardens that reflect the individualistic personalities of the couple.

The three-bedroom home has over 4,200 square feet of space including a study with built-in shelves.

The large kitchen opens into an adjoining breakfast area.

This tranquil home on .5 acres is listed for $4.99 million with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®.