The Peninsula is one of our favorite neighborhoods in the City of Dallas. I have many friends who live there and love it, folks who have shed larger homes in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, even Plano, to live on these quarter-acre slices of heaven with White Rock Lake a few steps out the front door.

Every time I drive in the Peninsula, I think, “Why don’t we live here?” It’s like coming home to a lake home: I could gaze at the sunlight dappling on the lake forever.

This 2015-built home is at 9333 Biscayne Boulevard, with a clear White Rock Lake view from the second story master. Designed by AIA architect and builder Douglas Hildinger, the contemporary home is loaded with strikingly great clean design. And it just came on the market.


Custom Contemporary

If you’ve driven down Abbot Avenue, you’ve passed by this cool custom contemporary. You may not have noticed it, however, because it’s nestled discreetly behind a sleek white stucco wall in a gorgeous leafy setting.

Although the location is extremely private, you can pop out the backdoor to the Katy Trail, saunter over to Javier’s to have dinner, or walk down to Glencoe Park for a game of tennis. This cool custom contemporary offers what we all want — that perfect combination of location and privacy.

Custom Contemporary


Kessler Woods is one of those neighborhoods that makes your heart beat just a little faster. A gated community of modern homes set into a hillside, right next to a nature preserve is not what you expect to find in Dallas. And we seldom expect to find homes like this one at 715 Kessler Woods Trail for sale, so you are in luck! Our Inwood Home of the Week is a Kessler Woods contemporary that is an architectural dream. (more…)

Homebuyers love midcentury modern residential design and I’ve found a fabulous example in the established Dallas neighborhood of Midway Hills. 

The 1953 house at 10239 Better Dr. was taken to the studs in 2009, redesigned by renowned architect Doug Hildinger. Sitting on 0.37 acres, this property offers big buyer wants, from atomic-era curb appeal and excellent indoor-outdoor flow, to an entertainer’s dream of a backyard, complete with a swimming pool, multiple seating areas, mature trees, and green space. 

This midcentury modern has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,614 square feet on one story. 


Potential design for an architecturally significant modern home at 9220 Peninsula Drive.

It’s been called Dallas’ best-kept secret. On the east side of White Rock Lake, the Peninsula is a vibrant neighborhood that boasts breathtaking lake views and an enviable 10-minute drive to downtown. Over the years, the Peninsula has become an enclave of sorts, as architecturally significant modern homes have replaced the original 1920’s lake cottages.

Finding available land in this “it” neighborhood is rare. Renowned Dallas Architect Doug Hildinger knows that better than most. Hildinger has lived in the Peninsula for over a dozen years and has designed some of the homes in this remarkable niche area. But now he’s ready to move on, and offering one lucky modern architecture lover the opportunity of a lifetime.

A Shortcut to the Modern Lifestyle

Not only is Hildinger selling his property at 9220 Peninsula Drive, he’s hoping to personally design a modern gem to replace his ‘tear-down’ cottage. In fact, he has several designs completed and can provide a list of vetted custom builders. Essentially, he’s selling a shortcut to living the sought-after modern lifestyle.

The lot features beautiful, mature oak trees.

Hildinger’s 12,291-square-foot corner lot is one of the largest in the neighborhood. Listed for $685,000, it features mature oak trees and modest but unforgettable views of White Rock Lake. Newly built modern homes create a treasure trove of beautiful modernist architecture with this spectacular lot sitting right in the middle.

Interested? Contact Doug Hildinger via email or at 214.789.7321.