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New Owners Plan to Demolish E.G. Hamilton-Designed Midcentury Modern in Highland Park

By Joanna England / April 19, 2017 / 40 Comments

  Originally built in 1963 for the Hexter family, E.G. Hamilton — the architect who helped found OmniPlan, the same firm that brought us NorthPark Center — designed 3616 Crescent Ave. in Highland Park to be a trend-setting home that took full advantage of the lot. The merit award-winning home is known for its excellent […]

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BREAKING: Andy Beal Set to Tear Down Famed Trammell Crow Estate

By Joanna England / January 17, 2017 / 20 Comments

Apparently nothing is sacred. We are absolutely crushed to find out that the Trammell Crow estate — one of the most splendid historic homes in Highland Park — is slated to be torn down by Andy Beal, the billionaire who purchased it just last year. If you’ll remember, Beal purchased this C.D. Hill-designed home as […]

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Lute Riley Puts Lot of Now-Razed Penson House on Market for $5.95 Million

By Joanna England / December 16, 2016 / 7 Comments

We reported that the O’Neil Ford-designed home of Dallas philanthropists Jack and Nancy Penson was slated to be razed after being purchased at auction by Lucien “Lute” Riley. The Highland Park home, built in 1954 and considered architecturally significant, was felled just this week. We have learned that the lot at 3756 Armstrong is now […]

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RIP, Penson House: O’Neil Ford-Designed Midcentury Modern Meets Wrecking Ball Today

By Joanna England / December 13, 2016 / 2 Comments

Feel free to share your memories of this architectural masterpiece in the comments. Here are our favorite stories about the Penson House:

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BREAKING: O’Neil Ford-Designed Penson House on Armstrong to be Demolished, Lute Riley New Owner

By Candy Evans / December 9, 2016 / 12 Comments

On September 27, when the Penson house at 3756 Armstrong Parkway sold at auction, a handsome gentleman with white hair was the buyer. He walked out of the house that day smiling broadly with his agent, Allie Beth Allman. He was Lute Riley of the Honda car dealership fame. As we told you, he paid […]

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Mayrath House Slated For Teardown, Midcentury Modern Lovers Can Pick Over The Bones This Weekend

By Joanna England / April 11, 2016 / 11 Comments
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Ahead of the demolition of iconic Mayrath house at 10707 Lennox Lane, midcentury modern lovers will be given the opportunity to pick over the bones of the Truett A. Bishop-designed home. Once lauded as one of the most innovative homes in the country, it will soon be razed to make room for a new build on the […]

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