Cutting Edge Contemporary in Highland Park is a Home For Art

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3314 Dartmouth Front

If you love surrealism, then this house is the Dali to your Breton. From the curb, this stark contemporary actually looks like a cubist’s take on the modern American dwelling. It is, in fact a home for art.

It’s easy to fall in love with this house, not only for its enviable Highland Park location, but for the bright and open rooms that flow easily and allow for both the art and the architecture to stand out. And unlike many contemporary designs, this home feels warm and inviting.

If you are looking for the perfect space to show off your collection, this Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty listing could be just the home for you. And when it comes to closing, don’t waste time — call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans first so you can sail through closing without a worry. Go ahead and start imagining your art lining the walls of this stunning Highland Park contemporary and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.

Jump to see all of the amazing space — both indoors and out — that this home has to offer.

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“The house was custom built for the current owners, who are avid art collectors,” said listing agent Michelle Wood. “The floor plan is very open and airy, with an atrium-style entry and long galleries on the first and second floors that feature their art and overlook the backyard.”

From the wide plank floors to the smooth walls, the casement windows, and the custom lighting, every inch of this home is perfectly designed to showcase art and still be easily livable. And with five bedrooms, five full and one half baths, a two-car garage and an immense second-floor master suite, you won’t run short of space.

Wood says that this home is perfect for entertaining, but can easily accommodate a family lifestyle, too. She’s listed 3314 Dartmouth at $2.395 million, which is a great price for a three-story, 5,542-square-foot home that is just 8 years old and sits in one of the most desirable locations in all of North Texas.

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“The natural light in the house is amazing, and the dramatic angles in the design make the house very visually interesting,” Wood added. “It also has a very functional floor plan, with living and dining rooms that can be either open off the kitchen, or closed off by pocket doors.”

And the kitchen, which has tons of European-style cabinetry and an immense eat-in island, is a home chef’s dream. Stainless steel appliances, spectacular lighting, honed counters, and clever backsplash windows are all the stuff of subtle genius. And like Wood said, if you want to keep your guests within the formal areas, just pull out the pocket doors and close off the kitchen and den from view.

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“The master suite has it’s own private wing, overlooking the backyard,” Wood explained. “The secondary bedrooms are on the other side of the house for maximum privacy, and there is also a bedroom on the first floor. The third floor features a loft area with built-ins that can function as a children’s play room, a media room, exercise room or office.”

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Of course, if all of the natural light filtering in doesn’t make you swoon, the outdoor spaces will. It all feels exceptionally private, thanks to the landscaping and siting of the home on the lot.

3314 Dartmouth Patio

“Prospective buyers will appreciate the construction quality and thoughtful design of the house,” Wood concluded. “The location provides great proximity to the Katy Trail, Knox Street retail, and Armstrong Elementary.”

So, are you sold? What do you think of this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week?


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. KP says

    Truly horrific…..this house typifies the “modern” style that would appeal to buyers with no discernible taste whatsoever. Also, the interior furnishings and art pieces look like they came from a mall in “Dumbs**t, Texas.

    • mmJoanna England says

      Well, I guess it’s easy to be a critic when you’re anonymous. Actually, I love this home’s finishes and interiors, especially the blue bathroom.

  2. Karen Eubank says

    Wow could not disagree more KP. This is a great home to showcase art and of course art is in the eye of the beholder. Knowing a bit about said art, I can assure you, while not my personal taste, it’s def not from a mall in Texas or anywhere else. I once had a client with Hurricane Katrina art, scared me silly, but there you go, she loved it. It’s also a great home for kids as you can simply grab the leaf blower and clean easily ( it’s my preferred method of cleaning, but much harder in my 1927 tudor.) Light, bright and white gets my vote every time.

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