Dallas Eclectic Architecture
Dallas Architectural Styles & Examples
Dallas architects, in the first half of the twentieth century, were influenced by a variety styles found across the country. Dallas architects were also influenced by European travels and studies and by prominent architects who came to Dallas from the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest to design important homes for their Dallas clients.
Dallas Eclectic Architecture, Pre-1950
As Dallas continued its love affair with homes rooted in the European tradition, eclectic architecture became more varied and the results more diverse. The styles remained the same, the homes became bigger. 1910 Georgian homes were replaced by 1970 Georgian homes. 1920 Tudor homes were replaced by 1980 Tudor homes. 1930s Mediterranean homes were replaced 1990s Mediterranean homes. The proportions were forced to change. With a height limit of 39 feet, but an unrestricted width and length of a home, these classic styles often became stretched beyond any sense of authenticity. The details however, remained faithful replicas of their European origins.
Dallas Eclectic Architectural Styles
Society architects from the 1880s to the 1920s often studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in France, thus the name, Beaux Arts style. Classical forms and proportions were the basis... See more Beaux Arts Style Homes
Entrances, windows and cornices of Colonial Revival homes are emphasized. Their front door often has a decorative and embellished pediment and the house if often lined with pairs of windows.... See more Colonial Revival Style Homes
In Preston Hollow estate area Larry Boerder has designed the finest English manor homes and Edwardian estate homes in Dallas reflecting the Edwardian style of grace and elegance. See more Edwardian Style Homes
The grandeur and grace of Beverly Drive has been defined for almost 100 years by the Mediterranean style homes invoking opulence and prestige reminiscent of Beverly Hills, California. You'll find... See more Mediterranean and Romanesque Style Homes
Neoclassical elements found in this home include the roofline balustrades, the full height porch supported by two story classical columns with Corinthian capitals. This home has a curved portico, which... See more Neo-Classical Style Homes
This style developed in the areas Spain colonized, which included Florida and the Southwest. Buildings in the Spanish Colonial style were still being built in the 1800s, but by the... See more Spanish Colonial Revival Style Homes
Several homes in Dallas were designed to replicate Mount Vernon. The Hunt Mansion survives; Governor Clements home has been torn down. See more Mount Vernon Style Homes
Rockbrook is a street of cutting edge masterpieces designed over 50 years by architects such as Howard Meyer, Howard Hamilton Harris, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Steven Holl and Bud Oglesby.... See more Eclectic 1980s Style Homes
This style was developed by the Green brothers in California. The front porch is supported by tapered columns and open bracketed eaves are distinguishing features of this style found in... See more Craftsman Style Homes
The soft lines of the roof eave, the rustic carpentry and the casually complex facade allows this very grand home with the largest stained glass window in the Historic District... See more English Country Style Homes
In this style you see steeply pitched roofs, ornate carvings, dramatic chimneys and arched windows and doorways. See more French Chateau Style Homes
French Eclectic homes designed primarily between 1915 and 1945 had steeply pitched roofs and flared eaves and the homes had some decorative half timbering, but not excessively used as in... See more French Eclectic Style Homes
These fanciful houses are influenced by architectural elements of farmhouses across France. Some are ornate and embellished, others are simple and rustic. See more Normandy Cottage Style Homes
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