French chateau
I have had a love affair with this Preston Hollow French chateau at 5939 Deloache Avenue longer than I can remember. It began a couple of years after it was built in 1985. I was a photography stylist scouting locations for Neiman Marcus. The directive was to find the most beautiful French estate possible for a Christmas catalog shoot. We were advertising, of all things, bright red trash bags with the Neiman’s logo emblazoned on them — in which to ostensibly dispose of your Christmas wrapping paper. A uniformed butler was to hold the bag gingerly on the steps of the chateau. So off I went to scout.

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Modern Shed 9109 Clearlake 1

The geometric landscape designed by the Ikels creates beautiful views from every window.

The word “revolution” defines the 1960s. Change was the norm as the envelope was being pushed in every creative arena, and that included architecture. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a shed modern home at 9109 Clearlake Drive that is a perfect example of that architectural revolution. (more…)

classic midcentury modern reinvented 7406 Currin Drive 1

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The classic midcentury modern home has become one of the hottest properties in America right now. They are highly sought after by a broad demographic, and you can find them in a wide variety of price ranges and locations — if you’re lucky that is. They go fast! Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 7406 Currin Drive is the best of both worlds. It’s classic midcentury modern, but it’s been taken down to the studs and completely reinvented by the talented team at Bernbaum Magadini Architects. (more…)

Preston Hollow Contemporary 6331 Lupton Dr 2
Are you looking for a dream vacation? Perhaps you long for the dulcet sounds of a waterfall or romantic dining al fresco? Maybe you’d like a massage after your sauna, then a wine tasting, and a private screening of a favorite film? Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 6331 Lupton Drive is a Preston Hollow contemporary that offers resort-style living without ever leaving home. Seriously, who needs the hassle of travel planning and jet lag? (more…)

Mediterranean Villa 4107 Turtle Creek Blvd 1
It’s not often I come across a home where it’s hard to find enough superlatives to create a worthy description. Even the photographs of this Mediterranean villa, as gorgeous as they are, cannot begin to showcase the depth of beauty of this estate.

When listing agent David Griffin said, “You have to see this one,” I drove right over. (more…)

Midcentury Modern 7105 Hillgreen Dr. 1
Finding a secluded 1956 midcentury modern house on almost an acre of land, steps away from White Rock Lake, and for only $1.499 million is remarkable. Homes like 7105 Hillgreen Drive rarely hit the market, because owners  of midcentury moderns seldom move. In fact, this classic  home has only had three owners including noted architect Larry Sauer who designed the World Bank “J” Building, the Cato Institute, and the National Archives ll.

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Preston Hollow Midcentury Traditional 6231 Desco Dr. 2
The 1950s brought us a lot of cool things. TelePrompTers, zippered storage bags, leaf blowers, and the artificial heart were all invented during the decade. The era was rife with innovation and architecture was no exception. This Preston Hollow midcentury traditional is a good example of how architects began to take license with style. Clients that were hesitant to go full bore midcentury modern could still enjoy elements of the look in a more traditional design. (more…)

The Glen Abbey Glass House 40-braewood-pl-dallas-tx-MLS-89

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Once in a while, an architect gets a call for the dream job. Several years ago, Graham Greene, a principal with Oglesby-Greene Architects, got that call. The client wanted a timeless home built on a beautiful lot that would capture its natural setting  Green went above and beyond, creating an architectural icon at 40 Braewood Place in Glen Abbey. Every iconic home needs a name, so we’re christening this estate the Glen Abbey Glass House.

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