Bluffview’s Architect-Designed Texas Regional Modern

Texas Regional Modern
You don’t see a Texas Regional Modern hit the market very often. Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 5006 Shadywood Lane in the Sunnybrook Estates neighborhood of Bluffview offers a rare opportunity to own the home of an architect. Remember what we always tell you about buying an architect or builder’s own home? Do not pass go, stop immediately, and put in an offer that won’t be refused!

This Texas Regional Modern is the home of architect Ralph Hawkins and his wife, Susan. Yes, it’s that Hawkins, chairman emeritus with HKS, Inc. If you are new to the architecture world, HKS is one of the top firms in the nation, responsible for AT&T Stadium, The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Cowboy Stadium, and the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, to name just a few projects.Texas Regional ModernThe kicker here is Hawkins collaborated with Stephen Chambers, president of Chambers Architects, who has won more awards than we have room to list, on building his dream home. Imagine a renowned architect, hiring another renowned architect to build his house? And now it’s for sale? You see now, why I’m telling you this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?Texas Regional Modern

Texas Regional Modern
It’s hard to say it better than Chambers himself, who has the stunning glass-and-stone home featured on his website with the following information:

“This residence in Bluffview area of Dallas, Texas, is executed with clarity and simplicity of the owner’s modernist sensibilities, integrated with Chambers Architects regionalist convictions. In collaboration with the client who is an architect himself, our firm created a home that is thoroughly modern in its use of space, light, massing, and proportion.”

“Regional character was achieved through the abstraction of elements of Texas culture. The home features a massive central wall with stone lintels which penetrates the external walls of the house. It uses a regional matrix of massive Texas limestone blocks, standing seam metal roof, dry stack stone wall at entry, and deep-shaded back porch, characteristic of Texas Hill Country homes.”

The Texas Regional Modern finished in 2007, has 6,886 square feet, four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a powder bath, and sits on a 1.58-acre lot.Texas Regional Modern

A Rumford fireplace is a classic energy-efficient architectural element.


HKS is known as a leading proponent of global green architectural design so of course Hawkins and Chambers kept sustainability paramount in the design plan. Among the many sustainable features are bamboo floors, geothermal heat pumps, high-performance windows and doors, high-efficiency appliances, and heat-reflective exterior materials.

Hawkins was also determined to preserve as many of the mature trees as possible when building the home. Landscape architect Chuck McDaniel’s firm, SWA Group, created multiple outdoor living spaces. Those trees are not just beautiful, they also serve as natural solar screens.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Susie Swanson has this Texas Regional Modern masterpiece listed for $6.9 million.

Trust me, from the moment you step on to the grounds you’ll feel as if you are in the Texas Hill Country and you’ll never want to leave.

Karen Eubank 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 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