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Texas ModernPhoto courtesy Charles Davis Smith, FAIA

Most people don’t realize our state, and particularly our city has an abundance of award-winning Texas Modern homes.

When you think about it, the rise of this style is not surprising. We are known for bigger and better, but we are also known for innovation and common sense. The result is a unique Texas residential architectural style.

Texas ModernPhotography by Cagle Art, LLC

Dallas Architect David Williams is considered by most to be the pioneer of the Texas Modern movement, with O’Neill Ford coming along under his wing. These two men set the stage in the 1920s and ’30s for what we see today. The use of native Texas materials combined with the practical aspects of ranch construction made sense.

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Eddie Maestri's round house on the lake

Pour yourself a martini and settle into a luscious leather Eames lounge chair for this week’s High Caliber Home sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, an architect-owned MCM lakehouse listed by Brandon Stewart of David Griffin and Company.

Ladies and gents, this is architect Eddie Maestri’s round house on the water, 136 Peninsula Point Terrace on Cedar Creek Lake.

Often featured in local publications and on prestigious home tours, this three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,608-square-foot home is a completely remodeled work of art.

When Maestri first spotted this lake home back in 2015, its mid-mod style clearly stood apart from the cottages and A-frames you’d find lining the lakeshore in Mabank, Texas. He replaced

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You don’t see homes designed by Dallas midcentury architect Arch Swank come on the market very often because they tend to stay in the family for generations, but if our research serves us right, we found a previously undiscovered Swank home on Eastlawn Drive in Northwest Dallas. This four-bedroom, three-bath home with 3,571-square-feet in Northway Hills is listed by Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company for $695,000.

When we took a look at the 1953-built midcentury modern home, our Spidey Senses started tingling when we get the notion an architect had a hand in this home. A deep search of the address pulled up the University of Texas’ collection of 323 Swank projects and blueprints, including this address for a

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Source: Candy's Dirt       There are a handful of Dallas real estate agents that specialize in Midcentury Modern homes, and Brandon Stewart is one of them. Never willing to just preach to the choir about this architectural style and its ability to nimbly transform, Stewart practiced what he was preaching when he purchased his home in Highland Meadows, a neighborhood teeming with Midcentury Modern homes in various stages of renovation — some of them still largely original.   Stewart’s home shows the incredible potential these properties hold, making it an obvious High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.    The home was taken to the studs in 2013 and renovated by Stewart, who is also an…
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The whole of North Dallas is full of houses with excellent bones. These homes, many built in the 1970s, are just waiting for the right person to come along and revive them. I’ve long been in love with the bold, angular rooflines, vaulted ceilings, and open floor plans of 1970s soft contemporary architecture, and I get quite giddy when I see one that’s received an especially good-looking facelift. 

That’s what happened when Ernesto Miranda, Principal of MAGELLAN ARCHITECTS (formally WALKER+MIRANDA), took on 6212 Emeraldwood Place in the Northwood Hills neighborhood. Located just south of Belt Line Road and west of Hillcrest, this neighborhood is chock full of 1070s soft contemporary architecture. If you own one of these

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This year, organizers of the White Rock Home Tour — East Dallas’ premiere modern home tour — are asking tour-goers to go the extra mile (actually six miles if you’re counting). The reason? An amazing time capsule of a home located in Garland that has received only the pickiest of updates.

But Garland?

White Rock Home Tour chair Alyson Black assures me that this home is so spectacular that it’s worth the trip. “This home was built in 1965 by commercial architects Craycroft Lacy & Assoc. for a prominent TV news man in a scenic area of old Garland, and was lovingly restored a few years ago,” Black said. And after getting a sneak peek at the photos of this particular home, I have to agree: IT IS FABULOUS! In fact, it’s so

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When Joanna England first covered this midcentury modern gem back in September, our readers fell in love. Since then, the three-bedroom, two-bath charmer has taken quite a price cut — a steep one in fact – from $565,000 to its current list price of $495,000! Yes, you read that right. This puppy is ready to be SOLD!

Steeped in mystery with jaw-dropping post-and-beam design, our Friday Four Hundred is one of the most spectacular, untouched, midcentury moderns you can find under $500K in Dallas. Just ask listing agent Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company Real Estate.

“This is one of the rare time capsules that hasn’t been remodeled into a design bastard,” says Stewart. “It’s a classic midcentury modern with

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Tucked away on a cul-de-sac in North Dallas is a whole host of interesting midcentury modern homes, many of them untouched by renovation. This week’s High Caliber Home shows fans of the architectural style what living in the Rat Pack era would have felt like, complete with original double stove in the kitchen and — PINK BATHROOMS.

It’s a listing from modern home specialist with David Griffin & Co. Brandon Stewart, and we’re absolutely smitten with this beautiful time warp in Hill Haven Heights — our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Ready to make this midcentury modern your own? Call Lisa Peters now to get the best loan for your homebuying needs — especially if you plan to do this

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In the search for a cool midcentury modern home in East Dallas, you’ll come across a lot of duds. Some of them, while once cool, have had their interiors sacrificed to the altar of dated renovations. It’s a sad sight to behold. But once in a while you come across a real gem that has been lovingly maintained by owners conscious of the period. This week’s High Caliber Home sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is one such property. 

It’s a listing from midcentury modern expert Realtor Brandon Stewart at David Griffin & Co. and it will bring joy to the heart of any fan of the era. Just see inside!

The first thing you’ll notice about this home is the location. Yes, it does front E. Lake Highlands Drive on one

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Sure, midcentury moderns seem to be popping up on the market more often now, but it’s rare to find a home that is both as large and as open as this midcentury located in North Dallas. Not only that, but its on a huge lot — almost three quarters of an acre.

And once you see inside, you’ll definitely understand why this Brandon Stewart listing is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Also no surprise: It’s already had multiple offers. However, it’s not over until the ink dries on the closing papers, so call Lisa Peters today if you are ready to put in your highest and best on this stunning midcentury modern in a quiet, tranquil enclave.

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