Despite Brush With Reality TV, Vickery Place Modern is an Architectural Star

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Vickery Place modern townhouse facade.ashxYou know a home has star power when it’s a TV series location twin. Last season, Bravo Network’s reality show, The Real Housewives of Dallas, was looking for a knocked-out modern home. One that would sway Tiffany Hendra’s musician husband Aaron away from thoughts of Nashville and convince him Big D could indeed be home. Tiffany, in case you are Bravo deprived, is one of the leading ladies on RHOD. They loved the look of these Vickery Place modern townhouses, but they were too darned late. The 5411 Melrose Avenue townhouse was snapped up before they could get an offer in place.

Our Saturday Eight Hundred — right next door at 5409 Melrose Avenue and an exact twin of 5411 — was not yet available. Dang, we could have rubbed elbows with Tiff and Aaron at Trader Joe’s or downed cocktails next to them at Capital Grill on a regular basis.Vickery Place has long been thought of in terms of its’ Conservation District status. Craftsman, Prairie, and Tudor homes make up about 90 percent of the home styles in area. However, just below that conservation boundary, a lot of excitement is happening. Builders like Pierce Jordan Development are creating a hip new neighborhood for young professionals and empty nesters.

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Mikhail Moya is the architectural genius behind this Pierce Jordan Development project. “With a 25- by 150-foot site it was important that we allowed as much light in as possible,” Moya said. Creating an inner courtyard was a brilliant solution. “The courtyard becomes the center of the house and all of the rooms respond to the courtyard,” he added. That light imparts a sense of being somewhere else other than in the heart of Vickery Place. It has look and feel of a trendy modern Miami beach house.

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The kitchen has Caesarstone quartz countertops, Italian Valcucine cabinets and Miele appliances.

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A steel floating staircase leads to the second floor with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

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“The design is so unique,” listing agent Ty Vaughn with Robert Elliott’s brokerage, The Associates, said. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a powder bath in the two-story, 2,606-square-foot home which is truly a twin of the next-door property. However, the present owner has gone above and beyond in upgrades.

“He created a full yard with a fountain, a built-in grill, and installed a linear fireplace,” Vaughn said. “He also added smart home features. There are more upgrades here than you’ll find in similar homes in the area. It’s a jewel in the middle of an amazing developing community.”

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Vaughn has this hip Vickery Place modern home listed for $865,000. You can get a look at this beauty on Feb. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. Get there fast or you may be trying to outbid a Real Housewife of Dallas!



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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