Contemporary Architecture

A Well-Rounded Preston Hollow Home Designed By Frank L. Meier

By Joanna England / October 4, 2017 / 3 Comments

Before there ever was a pink mansion on Douglas Avenue, Mary Kay Ash and her husband, Mel Ash, conscripted modernist architect Frank L. Meier to design a home for them. The site — a private, picturesque lake in Preston Hollow — was the perfect place to craft reality from a dream. That dream was for […]

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Beyond Shadow of Doubt, This is a Unique Modern Home

By Seth Fowler / August 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

The home at 2906 Shadow Drive has to be the winner of the “2017 Most Interesting Home Award.” OK, so I made up that award, but if it did exist, I would give it to this work of art in a split second. I have to be honest: When I received a request to […]

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A Contemporary Lake House With Design That Brings The Outdoors In

By Joanna England / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

The lot is characterized by rocky outcroppings with dogwood trees where hawks nest; the buildings have been designed to showcase this magnificent natural setting.  In the main house, four separate pavilions on two levels are connected by breezeways which can be opened or closed to the exterior by automated glass doors. Expansive decks and floor-to-ceiling […]

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Live Chic and Sleek in this Architect-Designed Contemporary Uptown Condo

By Leah Shafer / June 23, 2016 / 1 Comment

Architect-designed homes make for stylish living, and our Thursday Three Hundred is a rare treat. This updated contemporary two-story condo was designed by renowned Dallas architect Lionel Morrison, inspired by the work of German-American modern architect Mies van der Rohe. Located at 3920 Travis St. Apt. 16, this Uptown condo is awash with natural light, designed to feel spacious and […]

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1980s Contemporary Makes Most of White Rock Lake Views From Lot

By Joanna England / April 6, 2016 / 7 Comments

I’ve driven, walked, biked, and strolled past this house on one of the prettiest streets in Dallas — Tokalon Drive — and I’ve always wondered how the sharp angles and gridded windows conveyed to the interiors. The answer: AMAZINGLY. Fans of contemporary architecture will love this classic 1980s home that takes full advantage of the gorgeous […]

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Cutting Edge Contemporary in Highland Park is a Home For Art

By Joanna England / March 16, 2016 / 3 Comments

If you love surrealism, then this house is the Dali to your Breton. From the curb, this stark contemporary actually looks like a cubist’s take on the modern American dwelling. It is, in fact a home for art. It’s easy to fall in love with this house, not only for its enviable Highland Park location, […]

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