As Joanna mentioned, it’s fall home tour season in Dallas. One of the events we’re super excited about is this Saturday: the Modern Mile Dallas Home Tour. It’s a celebration of modern architecture in one square mile, and all homes on the tour are walkable within that area.
The Modern Mile properties are bordered by Royal Lane, Midway Road, Walnut Hill Lane, and Marsh Lane in Northwest Dallas. The area is home to Joe’s Creek with its lush greenbelt, arching shade trees, and wildlife. Some of the neighborhood’s original low-slung midcentury modern homes were actually built in 1954 as part of a nationwide “parade of homes.” At the time, they got national and local attention for their sleek MCM style. Other homes in the area are products of the 1960s and 1970s, and many are intact and renovated for modern living. There has also been a resurgence of architecturally significant contemporary structures built in the area.
We sat down with Patti and Bill Reynolds, owners of one of the homes on the Modern Mile Dallas Home Tour at 10608 Royal Springs Dr. Their home is a midcentury modern masterpiece, originally around 1,600 square feet and built by architect Dave Huddleston in 1957.
They almost doubled its size through renovations in 2010 with Michael Bausch Architects, adding a second story at the rear of the house, bringing it to 3,073 square feet. The integrity of the original house is still intact and the Reynolds were totally respectful to the original design—the home retains its “street scale.”
It’s an excellent example of organic architecture that works within the boundaries of a home’s vintage style and adds on in a natural way. They went to great lengths to do these big renovations and embrace what was already in their midcentury home.