Modern Home on The Range in Urban Reserve

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Our Inwood House of the Week is a modern home on the range built for a man and his dog. Yes, we’re serious — and we’re dog people at CandysDirt.com, so we’re loving this tale about 84 Vanguard Way in Urban Reserve.

“This was a custom build for a single male client … and his dog,” Scott Marek of Marek Architecture said. “He loves his dog and he thought this lot would be a great place for them both as it opens right into a public park.” Talk about endless Frisbee opportunities.

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
Yes, that’s a glass pivot door. Seriously, how cool is this?

The entire design was focused on the park and the back of the 2,583-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom and one-half-bath house can be seen from Royal Lane. It’s quite the jaw-dropper and has possibly the most amazing screened porch we’ve ever seen.

“The lot is a crazy pie shape so we came up with a split V design with a courtyard,” Marek said. If you look at the house on Google Earth, you can really appreciate the way Marek took full advantage of the location.

Lee and Sam Hall of Sustainable Structures of Texas built the house in 2015. “They upped the game a lot,” Marek said. “They are very concerned with indoor air quality and did everything to ensure the house was not only certified Indoor airPlus by the EPA but also Certified LEED–Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.”

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
View of the courtyard and out to the park from the front entry of the home.

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
Triangular clerestory windows and skylights allow light to flow in from every angle.

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
A window placed almost at ground level is another innovative way to invite light into the home.
84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
“Cheryl Parsa of Art of Living MODERN was the interior designer and crucial in making the spaces come to life, especially the master bathroom,” Marek said

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

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84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
Acid etched concrete patios.
84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
A view of the “V” shape as seen from the park. You really need to look at Google Earth to appreciate it fully.
84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
The 320-square-foot screened porch with a fireplace and views that go on forever.

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve

84 Vanguard Way Urban Reserve
Frisbee territory.

This one-of-a kind home on the range is listed by Beverly Pitchford with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s for $1.1 million.

So why are the man and his dog leaving the perfect man-dog house? Well, for love of course — and marriage. So now’s your chance to move into one of the coolest neighborhoods in Dallas and into the best home on the range we’ve ever seen. Better bring your dog along … and a Frisbee.

Open House:  2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

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Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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