mayrath house

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 2.29 acre lot.

I’m a little gobsmacked. This style is only growing in popularity, with more and more of these structures being updated and remodeled by caring and clever craftsmen. It’s truly a sad day for Dallas.

“This is such a unique and historical house — they are going to have a heck of a time tearing that down … because my dad made things to last forever,” Anne Christian, one of Martin Mayrath’s children, told writer Leah Shafer.” He spared no expense to add all the wonderful touches to the house. The steel piers going down into the bedrock would be the most interesting part—I would think it would make the ground unstable [for a future home built there] to have them torn out.”
The Mayrath family in the grand entryway, late 1950s. Martin Mayrath made his fortune by inventing the grain auger. Photo: Preservation Dallas

The Mayrath family in the grand entryway, late 1950s. Martin Mayrath made his fortune by inventing the grain auger. Photo: Preservation Dallas


Lennox Front

Just a block away from the much-famed Strait Lane is Lennox Lane, a street brimming with homes just as amazing and luxurious in an area that is known for its exclusivity. You’ll find some of the most unique architecture in this talked-about neighborhood — Roxbury Park — and 10427 Lennox Lane is no exception.

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Originally built in 1983 and recently renovated, this home is contemporary without losing its Texas accent. So, where does this house say “y’all” instead of “you all”? Let’s start with the stone pillars surrounding the front of the home, the port cochere, and are echoed on the rear covered porch. The standing seam roof, which is copper and not your typical zinc-coated metal, also has a Hill Country flavor to it. The stucco exterior, painted a really fabulous blue gray, is 100 percent contemporary, though.

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Inside you’ll notice the abundance of light right away. The huge windows throughout this stunning home let in oodles of light, making this home feel bright and open and warm — quite the opposite of many contemporary homes. The walls of windows also allow the outdoors to filter inside, too, and considering the lot’s 1.27 acre size, you’ll have plenty of nature to appreciate. The warm neutral paint on the walls and ceiling add to the home’s warmth, which is reflected on the gorgeous wood floors and accents. It’s a home for a collector or someone who appreciates interesting angles, that’s for sure. It’s listed by Ralph Randall of Dave Perry-Miller and Associates for $3.85 million.


With six bedrooms, eight full baths and one half bath, and more than 10,000 square feet, this home is an ample estate that has a completely different feel that what you would anticipate in a home this size with all of the amenities you’d expect. There are four living areas, five fireplaces, a fabulous outdoor kitchen, cabana and pool for entertaining, and a partridge in a pear tree (well, considering the private and heavily treed landscape, there could be a partridge in a pear tree, but we can’t guarantee it).

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The wine tasting room, great room, dining room, kitchen, and family room anchor the first floor, while most bedrooms with the exception of the guest suite occupying the second floor. On the third floor you’ll find the game room and media room and exercise area, as well as a bathroom.

There are some really fantastic finishes in this home, especially the immense and curvy island in the very contemporary kitchen, which makes a great place for gathering family during the holidays. Imagine everyone drinking some wine, preparing dinner together, sharing stories, swapping photos … it’s just a vision. And it’s spacious, too, considering the breakfast area and the huge lot of cabinets. You’ll find, of course, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances throughout this kitchen, and a heck of a vent-hood, too.

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Another really fun feature in this home is the master bath tub. This is the first time I’ve seen a stainless steel tub in a listing, and I love its visual impact. The bathroom is where you’ll also notice the complete lack of window covering throughout the home. Considering the heavily wooded lot, there’s no need to put in blinds, shutters, shades, or curtains. You could, but considering how much light you get from these double-pane windows, why would you? There’s a gorgeous balcony attached to the master suite, too, which faces southwest. It’s an ideal place to have your first cup of coffee and really soak in the landscape.

Truly, this is a fun, unique, and luxurious estate for anyone who knows how to pronounce “fixin’ to.” What about you?

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