Swananoah IHOTW

Bluffview is home to so many gorgeous homes. It’s one of the hotbeds of high-end real estate and high-style architecture. Truly, to have a home in this neighborhood is a feather in the cap of any residential architect. And some of these homes, well, they take on a life of their own.

This design by architect Bentley Tibbs is a stunning take on the glass house, with modern lines and floor-to-ceiling windows, it feels like a conservatory or a greenhouse in which you cultivate not flowers and plants, but a well-curated art collection.

 

8403 Swananoah Front 2

High-caliber homes like this come around only once in a lifetime, and when you see the open spaces and perfect views from this Becky Frey listing, you’ll want to put in your highest and best offer. To make sure you sail through your transaction from bid to closing, call Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today. With her expertise, your dream home can become a reality.

Jump to see inside this masterful creation, brought to life by builder Mark Siepiela of DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT.

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8702 San Fernando Front

Teardowns are a contentious topic in Little Forest Hills, an East Dallas neighborhood that has tried twice to get a conservation district overlay, failing both times. Still, as many residents in Hollywood Santa Monica know, not every home is worth saving, especially those that are tiny, ramshackle affairs that seem almost propped up on cinder blocks, ready to blow sideways at the next breeze.

Of course, with a neighborhood motto like “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky,” sometimes a new build will follow that creed despite what structure was razed to make room for it. There’s no better example of this than the bright, colorful, quirky modern at 8702 San Fernando Way.

Jump to see inside this sweetheart of a new build that is exceptionally bright and very, very green.

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(Photos: Charles Davis-Smith, AIA)

(Photos: Charles Davis-Smith, AIA)

For me, there’s no better way to tour a home than with other architecture aficionados. With cocktail in hand, you can move room-to-room with other like-minded people as you each find points of interest to share. That’s part of what I love about the Dallas Architecture Forum‘s 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions. This series covers some of the modern architectural treasures that Dallas holds in such a relaxed, open way. It’s part lecture and Q&A, part social hour as attendees can chat with the designers in a creation of their very own.

This year’s series, which features three incredible properties in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas, kicks off on Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. with a Frank Welch-designed modern with traditional touches in Greenway Parks. The reception lasts until 8, with a talk from the designer at roughly 6:45. You can still buy season passes for this unique series, which cost $250 for two passes for Dallas Architecture Forum members, and $300 for two passes for non-members. Purchase tickets on the Forum’s website, and find out more about the other events in the series, which are scheduled for May 19 and June 17.

Jump for a sneak peek inside this gorgeous home!

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