Highland Park Texas modern

When this incredible Highland Park Texas Modern at 3701 Lexington Avenue popped up on my radar last week, I sat enraptured for some time. Remember, when it comes to beautiful homes, I’m hard to impress. I feverishly texted my fellow CandysDirt.com writers to drop everything and look at this one! When I recovered my composure, I rang up the enormously talented David Stocker, principal and founder of SHM Architects, to get the dirt. Oh, he had so much to say!

“A house should tell a story,” Stocker said. “It should draw you in and take you on a journey. It starts at the street. It’s a tease. You want to peek over the top of the wall. When you come through the gates, it says ‘hey, something is interesting about me, come and visit.’ ”

It’s apparent when talking to Stocker that he had fun designing this 8,156-square-foot home. But, how do you have fun, fulfill the needs of a young family, and create a timeless classic? Well, you enlist the aid of a stellar builder like Stephen Hild.

“He is meticulous, and his ability to pull off the details is unsurpassed,” Stocker said.

You also select time-honored materials to use, such as Lueders limestone, Douglas Fir, and Calacatta marble. Then you put a fresh spin on them.

“We are good at using a traditional form in a more contemporary way,” Stocker said.

Highland Park Texas modern

This extraordinary Highland Park Texas modern has it all. Private yet centrally located, with every amenity you can imagine.

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As far as architectural trends go, there’s nothing with staying power quite like the lines of a transitional modern farmhouse, complete with angular rooflines, symmetrical windows, broad hearths, and classic color schemes. Situated on one of the best streets in University Park and designed by one of our favorite architecture firms — Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects — this gorgeous transitional modern farmhouse listed by Allie Beth Allman & Associates luxury real estate expert Nora Ling Lane is timeless, and could easily be the location for a romantic comedy or engrossing love story.

It’s easy to see why 3828 Greenbrier is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, but that won’t stop us from telling you all about it anyway.

You can tell from the exterior of this listing that inside, it’s basically drowning in natural light. And not only does the floor plan allow light to effortlessly move through the spaces, but the views are splendid, too.

Photos: Costa Christ Media

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A SHM Architects-designed lakehouse in Long Cove, Texas

Architects — well, good architects — think about interior and exterior space to a degree that most lay people would never think of. That’s why when you hear Mark Hoesterey, principal architect at SHM Architects in Dallas, talk about Costco closets and other things you never think of when building a second home, you nod your head vigorously in agreement, wondering why you never noticed these things before. We tapped into Hoesterey’s brilliant mind to share the most sought-after features that homeowners want (and need) in a vacation home. (more…)

Texas Contemporary
Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a stunning Preston Hollow Texas Contemporary at 4562 Isabella Lane in the Wilson Estates neighborhood that has been completely transformed. The dream team of Architect David Stocker, Principal of Stocker, Hoesterey, Montenegro, and Brad Ellerman, President of Ellerman Homes, took it from 2005 to 2018 and all we can say is, “WOW!”

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Lakewood Farmhouse

Can I just say WOW about our Inwood Home of the Week? Ya’ll have to know by now that we scroll through hundreds and hundreds of homes every day to find just the right combination of price, style, history, and va-va-va-voom for you. If it excites us, we think you might like to see it, too! When I spotted this chic Lakewood farmhouse at 6941 Lakeshore Drive, I’d have bet good money that it was one of my absolute faves, a historic 1920s home, with a lengthy history — but no! (more…)


Do you remember P.D Eastman’s The Best Nest? Mr. Bird sang, “In all the world my nest is best!” That’s how we feel about our Inwood Home of the Week, a dramatic modern industrial home overlooking White Rock Creek. It has an unexpected look for Lakewood, and the most exciting blend of materials we’ve seen in a very long time. We think it’s the very best nest in all of East Dallas. (more…)

Stocker Hoestery Montenegro Architects and luxury home builder Robert Elliott are changing the face of custom residential architecture in Dallas. Every time they team up, the result is nothing short of spectacular. Their ideas and execution are fresh, innovative, and timeless. This contemporary Spanish colonial revival at 5807 Park Lane is a shining example of what this talented dream team creates.

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Highland Park Modern Mediterranean 3512 Lexington.ashxIt’s always a pleasure to see what Robert Elliott is up to. This CandysDirt.com Hot Builder just put the finishing touches on a Highland Park modern Mediterranean at 3512 Lexington Avenue with architect David Stocker of Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects and designer Marci Barnes of Barnes & Co.

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