The name Greenway Crest might leave you scratching your head unless you were born and raised in Dallas. Let us assure you — it’s a much-coveted neighborhood. It’s also the location of our Inwood National Bank House of the Week at 5338 Emerson Avenue, a luxurious and timeless modern home designed by A. Gruppo’s Thad Reeves and built by Kyle Belew, president of Veranda Fine Homes.
Bounded by the Park Cities, Bluffview, and Greenway Parks, it’s close to Love Field and within walking distance of Inwood Village. You can be downtown in 10 minutes and at Toyota headquarters in under half an hour. Location, location, location.
The Greenway Crest neighborhood was designed to echo the English tradition of building homes around a common green space. That walkability means you’ll get to know your neighbors quickly.
This modern beauty was envisioned by a client who wanted a sensible, modern, intelligently designed home that had uninterrupted visual access to the landscape.
“There are amazing trees on the property, and the whole team wanted to preserve the site as much as possible,” Reeves said.
A large pecan tree shades the front of the home, a live oak anchors the back and the home, and either side is enveloped in mature trees. Looking out the enormous, custom-built, panoramic windows, you’d never know you were in the heart of Dallas.
With 3,253 square feet, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms, this Greenway Crest modern ticks the boxes for the essentials of the architectural wish list. But families want more today.
“They want communal space,” Reeves said. “We hear this a lot. They don’t want the kids disappearing into their rooms. They want family togetherness.”
Reeves and Belew accomplished this beautifully. Their smart space management and clever use of materials deliver a warm, intimate feeling seldom found in modern homes.
The seamless transitions from inside to out and are enhanced by large sliding doors to the deck that converts the kitchen and family room into what can only be described as an indoor-outdoor theater.
“Natural light is an important design element to us,” Reeves said. “We want to infuse the home with natural light throughout the day as it makes for a more pleasant space. We also want to reference back to the site and bring the view to the trees in.”
Four energy efficient, deck-mount skylights designed to follow the sun’s transition during the day flood the stairwell and living areas with light. There is a clever space the present owner calls a sky nook on the second floor where you can curl up with a great book and enjoy the view.
“A lot of the modern homes, if you get the space right and the light right, those houses will weather time,” Reeves said.
If life in the trees is calling you, call Jeff and Katie, and call now. We don’t expect this one to last long.
Open House: Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com