The Dallas Builders Association held its annual ARC Awards gala on Aug. 18 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, and we’re pleased to see so many wonderful builders and firms get recognized for their hard work! The awards, presented in partnership with Centricity this year, are held each summer to recognize building excellence by associate members, remodelers, and custom builder members of the DBA.
Winners were named in approximately 75 categories including Best New Home, Best Conceptual Design, Best Outdoor Living Space, Remodeler of the Year and Custom Builder of the Year.
Classic Urban Homes was named Custom Builder of the Year, CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Key Residential was honored as the Remodeler of the Year, and Greg Paschall of Intex Electrical Contractors is the Associate of the Year. Jenny Anchondo of Morning Dose served as the mistress of ceremonies.
Okay Dallas modern house hunters, your search is over. A fabulous Tom Greico-designed midcentury modern-inspired home in Midway Hills just hit the market and it has everything your Mad Men dreaming heart desires, plus a few current design trends you’ll flip over. You’ll recognize the name, of course, as Greico Modern Homes is one of our personally vetted and best-in-town CandysDirt.com Approved Builders.
Next weekend’s White Rock Home Tour will take you through some of the most fabulous modern properties throughout East Dallas, but we’re going to admit to having a favorite. We’ve watched Tom Greico and his talented team build this beauty on Easton Road from foundation to framing to finish-out and we have been smitten since Day One.
Could this be our favorite Greico Modern Home?
“The Easton Home was a fun project to be involved in because of the freedom the owners’ property provided,” Greico told us. ” The basic design philosophy was to create a home with a simple footprint that was easy and affordable to build, while taking full advantage of the heavily wooded property.
That’s what’s truly amazing about this modern home that sits on a rather busy street — it’s set back from the road plenty, but thanks to the mature trees that remain on the lot, it doesn’t feel loud or obnoxious. It’s actually pretty serene.
“The design we settled on allows the public living areas of the home to be as open, accessible and transparent to the property as possible,” Greico added. “The overlapping design of the upper level provided for a large protected exterior space for outdoor entertaining at the same time, and allowed us to achieve the owners’ desire to have their sleeping quarters capture the essence of camping as if in a tree house.”
That’s what it is! It’s like a tree house, but with a master bath straight out of architectural digest. But we had to ask Greico the hard question: What’s your favorite space in the house?
“It’s hard to isolate my favorite space in the home, but I’d say it has to to be the great room with its glass walls, wood decks, opening on to green grass and large trees on either side,” he said. “It’s a very cool space.”
We agree! Of course, we couldn’t stop at picking the builder’s brain. We also wanted to ask homeowners Ashley and Webster Miller about this gorgeous property, too! We have an exclusive Q&A with them after the jump.
And if you haven’t picked up your tickets for the 11th annual White Rock Home Tour yet, you better hurry. Besides this brand new custom build by Greico Modern Homes, you can tour a Frank Welch design on Lawther, a midcentury gem from Thomas Scott Dean, and even a Ju-Nel on April 23 and 24. All ticket proceeds benefit Victor H. Hexter Elementary. Buy your tickets on the White Rock Home Tour website today.
Feeling lucky? Stay tuned to CandysDirt.com for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the White Rock Home Tour!
It’s hard to remember what life was like before Houzz.
Clients bringing in huge folders of magazine clippings, trying to describe what they wanted their new home to look like, wanting this but not that, and always saying that “I’ll know what I want when I see it.”
Thanks to Houzz, those days are just an unhappy memory and now clients can browse through millions of photos and ideabooks on the site and share exactly what they are looking for.
The 2015 real estate market in Dallas-Fort Worth went down in the books as the best in three decades, and year-end housing construction numbers placed Dallas as one of the country’s top building markets.
North Texas is headquarters to some enormously talented (and busy!) builders. We’ve asked the best and brightest among them to tell us their predictions for 2016 homebuilding trends. They’ve also given us some gorgeous photos that illustrate how those trends are showing up in their work. You won’t want to miss this!
The homebuilding market in DFW is super hot, and with a new year comes new trends. Candy already mentioned the emergence of the skullery, but there’s more!
We’ve asked the best and brightest North Texas homebuilders to look into their crystal balls and make predictions about homebuilding trends for 2015. They’ve also given us some sublime photos that illustrate those trends in action in their own work. You won’t want to miss this—jump to read the whole story!