Most of the homes inside Urban Reserve have sleek, linear facades and metallic sheathing. All with different shapes, sizes, and elevations, they follow a common theme of modern sustainability in an urban environment. But it just so happens that one of our favorite homes in Urban Reserve is the stone-and-wood clad modern in the Texas Hill Country vernacular designed by Scott Marek. 

This one-story on one of the prettiest lots in Urban Reserve stands out — and in a very good way. It’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans because not only is it unique, sustainable, and expertly designed, but it offers the rare opportunity of getting into Urban Reserve for less than $1 million.

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Symphony House IHOTW

Walking through Architect George C.T. Woo’s “Symphony House” in University Park is like reading a good book, and one you can’t judge by its cover. That’s on purpose. Woo likes a good surprise as much as anyone. So he created a subtle façade that does very little to prepare you for having your proverbial socks knocked off the moment you enter the front door.

3636 University

Woo is known for his work with I.M Pei on The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. He lived in this home at 3636 University Boulevard while working with Pei on the project. He founded his architectural firm, George C.T. Woo & Partners, in Dallas in 1986. Woo also worked on the design of Dallas City Hall and The Lipscomb House in Cedar Hill. His residential and commercial projects span the globe.

You can imagine the detail and craftsmanship an architect puts into their own home—it’s off the charts.

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