Harold Prinz and Lavere Brooks made up the architectural firm of Prinz and Brooks. They designed many of the most significant modern mid-century homes in Dallas. Harold Prinz built his family home at 5016 Maple Springs in Oak Lawn Heights. One of their most important homes was designed in 1955 for the original owner Earl Hayes, and can be found at 718 Kessler Lake, built into a hillside and cantilevered over a lake. The deliberate use of cypress, brick and glass effectively integrate the house into its forested environment. The original builder was Walter L. Dosterschill and the landscape architects were Van Valkenburgh and more recently, Erica Vogel.