O’Neil Ford first came to Dallas to work with David Williams, who was determined to establish a style that merged the modernism of Europe with the indigenous qualities of the early pioneer houses of Texas. O’Neil Ford quickly became the darling of Dallas spending his energies at night at balls with debutantes and his days working with the most original architects and artists in Dallas. O’Neil Ford became the grandfather of Texas Modernism spurring generations of future architects who reinterpret this architectural approach. O’Neil Ford designed his first project as a studio for Jerry Bywaters in 1929 and designed the Haggerty/Hanley home in Dallas before he left for San Antonio in 1957.
Turtle Creek Park
O’Neil Ford, in 1936, designed his first major modern home – the international architectural link between the Texas modern homes of his mentor David Williams and award-winning architects Lake Flato and Frank Welch today. You will find this home at 3514 Rock Creek on the finest lot in Turtle Creek Park. For the last 40 years the home has been kept in pristine condition by the most prominent engineer in Texas. Hidden, private and sublime this significant and historic home welcomes modern furniture and Texas grace – one of the true great homes.
Turtle Creek Park Home Sold
O’Neil Ford was brilliant when it came to selecting sites for the homes he designed. Here, O’Neil Ford selected the top of the hill in Turtle Creek Park, alongside Rock... See More
Haggerty / Hanley Home
This complex house on a difficult site of trees and stone ledges is known for its simple lines, serene views and beautiful craftsmanship. O’Neil Ford, at his best, designed this... See More
The Jerry Bywaters Studio faithfully conveyed the early Texas homes that David Williams and O’Neil Ford so faithfully sketched as an inspiration for the Texas modern architecture. This Texas landmark... See More
Lakewood Texas Modern Home
Arch Swank and O’Neil Ford designed this architecturally significant home in 1939 for the Brombergs who lived in the home for 60 years. You can see references of earlier David... See More