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We could not be more excited to share the news that Diane Cheatham, the developer of Urban Reserve, has put her three-story modern tree house at 1 Vanguard Way, on the market with Dave Perry-Miller’s Charlotte Thompson for $ 3.376 million. This is quite possibly the best opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, sustainably built modern home in America today.
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Urban Reserve is a neighborhood filled with the most cutting-edge collection of architect-designed modern houses in America. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a custom design-build that takes cool to a new level. (more…)

Builder Brian Gream and architect Scott Marek are the talented duo behind our Inwood Home of the Week at 60 Vanguard Way, a magnificent modern masterpiece in Urban Reserve. Urban Reserve is one of those neighborhoods that make you look at your significant other and say “Honey, I don’t think we’re in Texas anymore.” But, boy howdy are you. (more…)

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The modern masterpiece at 84 Vanguard Way is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every week, hundreds of homes get put on the market in Dallas. We scour the listings for the best open houses to feature in the CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

This week, we’ve found five fabulous properties you’ll love, from a contemporary marvel in Central Dallas’ Urban Reserve that’s LEED-certified and a stunning Munger Place Craftsman, to a stylish soft contemporary four-story condo, and more. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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Our Inwood House of the Week is a modern home on the range built for a man and his dog. Yes, we’re serious — and we’re dog people at CandysDirt.com, so we’re loving this tale about 84 Vanguard Way in Urban Reserve.

“This was a custom build for a single male client … and his dog,” Scott Marek of Marek Architecture said. “He loves his dog and he thought this lot would be a great place for them both as it opens right into a public park.” Talk about endless Frisbee opportunities.

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Urban Reseve 14 Vanguard Way

Urban Reserve is where the cool kids live — there’s no doubt about it. You have to have a certain aesthetic and sensibility to appreciate what this master-planned, sustainable, modern oasis is all about. It’s not surprising that in a neighborhood of 50 homes spread over 13 acres you’ll find seven architects, artists, and interior designers — you know, the cool kids.

Now you can join them (and be cool, too) because 14 Vanguard Way, our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week, has just been listed by Joseph Garcia of Gharbieh + Associates for $904,900. Architect Brent Brown designed the 3,008-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home. Brown is a director with BC Workshop and the founding director of the city of Dallas’ CityDesign Studio. And he’s won more awards than we have room to write about.

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This cool iron sculpture is actually a fire pit! (Photos: Rick Davis/FLUX Media Productions)

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The metal exterior and bright orange boxes might make you think that this home at 16 Vanguard Way is a super-industrial, sterile design inside. Nothing could be further from the truth, actually.

This home, with its corrugated metal, wall of glass doors, and cantilevered shape designed by A. GRUPPO Architects will turn your conceptions of modern architecture on its head. And it’s just one of the five incredible homes on the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA Home Tour.

The modern home at 16 Vanguard Way is one of two Urban Reserve, with the second one being the Russell Buchanan-designed 29 Vanguard Way. Buchanan is known for his innovative use of industrial materials, and I’m sure this big red box will be full of surprises.

You can check these two beauties out on April 9 from 9 a.m.to noon and then head out to the Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes, which starts at 1 p.m.

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Chris Craft House

Really, it’s one of Dallas’ most unique new homes. I’m talking about Ed Murchison’s listing at 22 Vanguard Way, otherwise known as the Chris Craft House, designed by architect Vince Snyder. The home is named after the famous boat company that immortalized hand-crafted wood boats because interlocking wood beams under the home’s long, vaulted ceiling, evoke the feeling of being a ships’ hull. I think the home also looks like a ship from the front. It would make the perfect beach house!

Well, so great is this listing that it got national acclaim from the folks at Curbed last week. I dialed up Diane Cheatham, owner of the home and also developer of the Urban Reserve, who told me the house has been occupied by a tenant but will be soon be vacant. (more…)