Rare Chance to Purchase a Russell Buchanan-Designed Modern For Under $700K

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In these parts, homes designed by AIA award-winning architect Russell Buchanan often command top dollar. Part of that is location, but Buchanan’s work usually lands in some of the very best places. This particular Buchanan-designed home is no exception. Located on a plum lot in the wonderful sustainable and modern development Urban Reserve, 29 Vanguard Way offers exceptional views, amenities, location, value, and style all wrapped in Buchanan’s trademark lines and angles.

“Russell Buchanan is a blue chip architect and to be able to purchase one of his designs for under $700K is a unique opportunity,” says listing agent Ed Murchison, who has priced this gorgeous home with a courtyard pool and gorgeous kitchen at $699,000. Considering the cachet of the neighborhood and the architect, it’s easy to see why this stellar home is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Want to make sure this dream home becomes your reality? Contact Lisa today to make your real estate transaction sail through bid to closing! 

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This home’s sleek design and use of modern materials will look familiar to some, as 29 Vanguard Way was on a Lake Highlands area home tour just two years ago. The home, with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, 1,958 square feet, and lovely outdoor spaces has pretty much everything a modern home buyer could want, including equally impressive homes next door. Plus, this particular design is situated in the center of Urban Reserve, adjacent to White Rock Trail and the greenbelt. 

Low-maintenance living never looked better with polished concrete floors on the first level, and open floor plan perfect for entertaining, and great views of the treetops and outdoor spaces from the enormous windows. The Corian counters topping the modern open kitchen with lacquered cabinetry are fantastic and easy to love. The eat-in breakfast bar, just next to the open dining area, is a great spot to gather, too. 

You may have seen some of Buchanan’s recent townhome designs and thought about how great they look, but perhaps you’re put off by sharing walls with neighbors? This particular two-story home, complete with metal fascia and built-up roof — plus tons of energy-saving features that will show you how green is good — is the perfect compromise.

“This is the perfect home for a busy professional that wants the privacy of a single-family home with their own pool while still affording a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle,” Murchison said.

The master, which is on the second floor, is so perfect for those who love uncluttered, Scandinavian-inspired design. I’m swooning over here! “The upper floor features maple wood floors in the three spacious bedrooms, including a private master retreat,” Murchison said. I kind of love the idea of having a bank of wardrobes rather than an enormous walk-in closet. It’s definitely a more efficient use of space, and you don’t have to deal with digging through layers and layers of stuff before finding what you need. 

One of the bedrooms, which is currently being used as an office, has a great attached bath, too.

Of course, I mentioned the great outdoor spaces. Yes, the courtyard is incredible, but there’s also a lovely deck overlooking the greenbelt. It’s a great spot for morning coffee, afternoon wine, or al fresco dining. Additionally, there’s also a car port that is shrouded by panels offering a foothold for vines.

One thing that I love about this listing is that Murchison, ever the expert marketer, included some great lifestyle shots of the property. These vignettes give a little context to the property’s design and shape. Enjoy!


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 CandysDirt.com. 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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