Forest Place Contemporary Has Beautiful Symmetry All Around

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This home at 11714 Parwen Drive in the Forest Place neighborhood of north Dallas is a specimen in unique architecture that’s stood the test of time. Will Seale of Compass has listed this amazing find at $899,999 which leaves room in the budget for updates and touches to make it your own.

The team at Compass Concierge did some updates to this 1981-built home, including giving the bricks a coat of mineral paint to emphasize and brighten the four vertical columns across the home’s facade. “The house has a beautiful ‘rhythm’ of verticals, with columns repeated all the way across the front of the house and the porte cochere, and that feature is accented by bronze cylindrical midcentury modern light fixtures,” Will says.

As you walk in, the huge formal living room with cedar beamed ceilings and fireplace is to your right and the dining room with built-in storage is to your left. Follow the symmetry of the dark brick tile down the wide hallway and  you’ll find a great kitchen with built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator that matches the rustic painted cabinetry, dishwasher, double oven, and original Chambers stovetop.

An auxiliary bedroom

The master suite with dual walk-in closets, jetted tub, and standalone shower is located downstairs; three other bedrooms are located upstairs. What’s unique about these bedrooms are the bands of windows all around the room, Will points out. “The bedrooms upstairs remind me of Frank Lloyd Wright as the second floor has a band of windows all the way around, sort of like the clerestories that are famously attributed to him,” Will says. “Many upstairs designs are lost to practicality, but this one is a surprise and it’s really special.”

A private lake with fountain is located across the street and visible from every front room in the house, including the formal living room, dining room, kitchen, and breakfast room.

See more photos of this Parwin Drive home here on the listing.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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