Architectural Wonders

How the New Hall Arts Hotel Will Inspire You to Live in the Hall Arts Condos

By Candy Evans / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

“This is the end of a long journey,” said Craig Hall Tuesday morning, cutting a red ribbon draped across the free-standing lobby staircase of his newest gem, the HALL Arts Hotel. “It’s got a lot of soul. A lot of hotels are bland and not unique: we have 28 different room types!” It not only […]

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Why Can’t Dallas Be More Like Columbus, Indiana?

By Jon Anderson / May 16, 2018 / 1 Comment

Columbus, Indiana, is about 45 miles south of Indianapolis and about 70 miles north of Louisville. In such a largely rural state, Columbus is definitely in the boonies. Its 46,000 residents hold a secret that Indiana University, 35 miles west in Bloomington, tapped last week. You see, beginning this fall, Indiana University’s new master’s in […]

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Go Back to the Future In This Unique University Park Contemporary

By Karen Eubank / April 27, 2018 / 1 Comment

George Jetson would be so jealous. So would George Lucas. When this University Park Contemporary at 4404 Greenbrier crossed our digital desktops, we did double and triple takes. We could not wait to get it posted. There is quite simply nothing like this neo-futuristic home in Dallas. Maybe anywhere. Oh and it’s open on Sunday. […]

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Vaughn House in the Honeypot of Old Preston Hollow Hits Market With a Bang

By Candy Evans / July 14, 2017 / 2 Comments

In 1951, when Dallas was still learning to embrace the midcentury modern design movement, oilman Grady Vaughn, Jr. commissioned architect Robert Goodwin of Goodwin & Cavitt to design his waterfront dream home in what we now call the honeypot of Preston Hollow. The home is 9,500 square feet with six bedrooms, seven and a half baths, several […]

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Iconic Irving Prairie-Style Design by Frank Lloyd Wright Protégé Kelly Oliver

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Donovan Westover Special Contributor Prior to the 2016 holidays, I had the opportunity to visit the 1974 Mitchell House at 2717 Conflans Road in Irving. I owe Allie Beth Allman listing agent, Richard Waite a huge apology for my glacial progress as the holidays and life got in the way. As fate would have it, […]

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Architectural Magnificence: A Goal Worth Having for Dallas

By Jon Anderson / March 28, 2017 / 4 Comments

Since the days of our 1980s architectural dalliance, I’ve panned 30-plus years of lackluster Dallas building many times. I mean, of Dallas’ tallest 20 buildings, just one … one … has been built since 1988 … what world-class city’s skyline does that?  (Psst … it’s Museum Tower and it’s only 15th tallest.  Pretty sad, eh?) […]

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