Just What the Architect Ordered: Sleek, Sublime, the New Small Dallas House

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6205 Del Norte IHOTW

Following up on my interview with Seattle starchitect Tom Kundig, this sleek contemporary pup at 6205 Del Norte seems to have gone to an architecture school where Tom taught. The home, circa 2014, is textbook what the buyer of today wants: warm contemporary design that is light on the land — note the huge, beautiful twisty old oak in the back the house was built around?  The entire back courtyard is a green garden designed to be the focus of the entire house. Well-sized at 4812 square feet square feet, this is the perfect house for a downsizing baby boomer, professional duo or even a family of four.6205 Del Norte rear yard

In fact, I want to see it!

The master is down and fabulous, and the master bath is basically a private spa. The master closet look like a boutique store and include a dressing area — both are warmed with natural wood finishes. The master even has an adjacent office. Please note, MY office is next to my master bathroom and it is the most perfect  spot where you can work late and then toodle right into bath or bed. The kitchen is the center and heartbeat of this home, so much so that it is centrally located. Note the extra deep sink and commercial faucet/spray. Walls of glass bring the greenery of the outdoors in seamlessly, and the huge center marble slab island is the gathering mecca for cooking, conversation or just hanging out. All appliances are professional grade and the cabinetry is custom.  6205 Del Norte closet Unstairs laundry 6205 Del Norte bedroomWhat did Tom say? the kitchen is the room were food is delivered! The kitchen opens to the breakfast room and TV area with fireplace, the exact same layout Tom told us was hot on the West Coast. Then, there is the patio — say  ahhhhh. In the front, the living and dining rooms are enormous with a granite-clad see through fireplace.  The home features  four en suite bedrooms, with one being the master, and a fifth bonus space upstairs that could be a fifth bedroom with the addition of a bath (please tell me the plumbing is in place) or a gameroom. or a giant toybox! There is also a powder room, of course. I mean, this is Dallas. The lot size is about a quarter of an acre, and I think there is room for a pool with swim jets, at the very least a spa. The price is $1,595,000, which I think is a tad bit of a reduction.  Listed with Joe Gall at Ebby Halliday.  6205 Del Norte front6205 Del Norte tough room 6205 Del Norte closet offce 6205 Del Norte powder 6205 Del Norte flip fp 6205 del Norte fp 6205 Del Norte kitchen 3 6205 Del Norte kitchen 1 6205 Del Norte kitchen dining 6205 Del Norte foyer 6205 Del Norte floorplan 2 6205 Del Norte floorplan


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

Reader Interactions


  1. Stuart Hood says

    How can this house be called small? This is twice the size of the house I grew up in, with a family of 5.

    This is a very large family home.

    • ArgoSanct says

      I was thinking the same too. The dining is too far from the Kitchen IMO and i dont like the idea of going through the Dining Room to the Living Room. If it were me, I would expand the tv/entertaining nook by knocking out the walls and taking over the patio space. i would make this space the new dining room. The Dining Room could become a expansion of the living room or a library/den of sorts.

  2. Jeff says

    I’m sorry to say it but one of the worst uses of square feet I’ve seen in my many years of designing houses. Endless narrow hallways. Missed opportunities for good layouts and the upstairs bedrooms have tiny windows that offer virtually no view or use of natural light.

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