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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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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Eagle Ford School, Attended by The Infamous Bonnie Parker, is One Step Closer to Landmark Status

By Amanda Popken / February 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

On Monday, preservationists launched the process of designating the Eagle Ford School building as a historic landmark. If you’ve driven down Chalk Hill Road just south of Interstate 30, you may have wondered about the rather small, oddly out-of-place concrete building, brightly colored with lavish details at the entry. Above the front entrance is inscribed […]

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