We are pretty fond of architect Charles Dilbeck here at CandysDirt.com. We’ve written countless stories about his designs and can even tell you how to spot one if you don’t have the documentation!
One of the most distinctive homes he designed was for Sam Lobello Jr. and his wife Margaret, in 1962. So distinctive, it became known simply as the Lobello House.
At 8,800 square feet, the Lobello House was a bold, contemporary ranch the likes of which no one had seen. Nestled into a cul-de-sac in Russwood Acres, the beautiful home burned to the ground in 2016. It was a shocking loss for history, preservation, and architecture. But the story of the Lobello House does not end there.
The owners located the original blueprints and drawings, hired Droese Rany Architecture, and have masterfully rebuilt this fine home to the original 1962 specifications.
And I do mean original. They have gone back with original California driftwood stone, redwood, and pecky cypress. The atrium is back as are the beams
And guess what? You can see this incredible feat on Saturday when the home is being opened for a public tour.
If You Go:
If you purchased a ticket for the Fall 2019 Home Tour, you have complimentary access, but still, need to register. Current Preservation Dallas members can purchase a ticket for $10 and the general public for $20.
The tour is Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m until 1 p.m.
For tickets, click here.