Architectural Design

Interview with an Architect: Stephen Arnn Brings Lifelong Learning to His Designs

By Leah Shafer / May 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

In our ongoing series, Interview with an Architect, we speak with leading voices in the North Texas architecture community and learn about their work, development issues in our community, and good design practices and principals (you can read the last one here). Stephen Arnn grew up surrounded by and appreciating great architecture. From an early […]

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Interview with an Architect: Robert Raymond Advocates Appropriate, Sustainable Design

By Leah Shafer / June 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

In our ongoing series, Interview with an Architect, we speak with leading voices in the North Texas architecture community and learn about their work, development issues in our community, and good design practices and principals (you can read the last one here). Robert W. Raymond, AIA, moved to Dallas in 1981 after completing his Masters in Architecture […]

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Top DFW Builder Confident in Luxury Market, Building Two Multimillion Spec Houses

By Leah Shafer / January 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Spec homes are a sign of strong builder and bank confidence in a market, as they are created without any specific buyer in mind, just the belief that one will be interested once it is completed. The higher the price tag, the higher the stakes. In our inventory-parched market, homebuilder Les Owens, President of LRO Residential […]

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Trammell Crow Estate on Market in Highland Park, Listed for $59.4 Million

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 7 Comments

A slice of local history has hit the market, with the Highland Park estate of the late Dallas real estate developer and art collector Trammell Crow and his late wife Margaret now listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Located between Preston Road and Turtle Creek Boulevard, the 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style house has a price tag that reflects […]

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Inwood Mortgage Home of the Week: Good Breeding, Great Bones Make This Preston Hollow Park Lane Tudor a Classic

By Candy Evans / November 6, 2013 / 2 Comments

Our house of the week for Inwood Mortgage typifies what a little clean-lined interior design can do for a 14 year old home: make it look brand new! Let’s face it: styles change every few years, but 14 years is almost light years when it comes to design. What I love about 6239 Park Lane […]

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Monday Morning Millionaire: $12.995m Buys You a 16,000 Square Foot Beauty on Briarwood and Oh Yes, a “River” Runs Through It

By Candy Evans / September 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

How this mansion escaped me, I know not. First of all , I know the owners and they are brilliant, wonderful people who work magic with any home they have touched. And this one, well, this is their masterpiece. How I wish I had $12 million because I would snag this — this Celtic palace! — in a heartbeat! First of all, location: Briarwood, Bluffview, can it get better? I am a total sucker for stone and this home looks like they just shipped an entire Scottish quarry over to the site: wait, I stand corrected. Those are not just STONES, those are BOULDERS meticulously graduated, designed to get larger towards the bottom. So we not only consumed the entire quarry, we hand-picked the rock in it. Architectural design by the brilliant Wilson Fuquay, contractor the famous and oh-so-particular Cy Barcus.

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