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There are faux estate homes, builder homes, spec homes, development homes, but proper estate homes are much different. The finest estate homes elevate the cultural consciousness. See More
Dear Doug, What a great article in last Sunday’s Dallas Morning News. Keeping historic qualities alive in Dallas architecture is truly important to all of us. Thanks for your many efforts.
Brent Byers, AIA
Douglas Newby specializes in estate homes, architecturally significant, historic and architect designed homes in Dallas and its finest neighborhoods: Preston Hollow, Highland Park, Turtle Creek, Greenway Parks, Volk Estates, Bluffview, Lakewood, Swiss Avenue, White Rock Lake, Munger Place, Park Cities and dramatic building sites desired by Dallas' best architects.
Douglas Newby is a knowledgeable, experienced broker keenly interested in art, architecture, history, and the character and well-being of Dallas. Douglas Newby & Associates understand Dallas as a city of distinct neighborhoods, landmark homes, and important estates. Whether relocation has taken you to Dallas or you are already a Dallas resident, have Douglas Newby represent you if you are looking for or selling a special home or building site. Douglas Newby benefits you by knowing how to structure and communicate a deal that accomplishes or exceeds your goals.
Dear Doug, Thank you so much for your recent update on Dallas real estate. I always learn so much from you.
- Dawna Richter
Books Authored by Douglas Newby
Possessing an extensive knowledge of Dallas neighborhoods, you will benefit from the information written about Dallas historic neighborhoods in resources like "A Guide To The Older Neighborhoods of Dallas". Having... See More
Dear Douglas, I was very happy to speak with you this morning. I fear I do not speak or write so eloquently. But I speak from my heart when I write. I was so taken back by your article that I was almost in tears.
I am writing my dissertation on architecture and music and the Stretto House in particular. I came across your site and it was very helpful in my introductory paragraph on architecture around Dallas. It really is good, and I thank you!
- Alissa Roosa
Articles Authored by Douglas Newby
The recent challenges from the coronavirus force us to shelter at home and think of our home in whole new ways. Traditionally, when a buyer looks for a house to... See More
Should the direction of Dallas urban growth continue to grow north? Does inserting low-income housing in North Dallas create an inclusive urban growth direction for Dallas? Does the direction of... See More
For a neighborhood to be considered the most successfully revitalized, it first needs to be considered the most successfully deteriorated. Munger Place enjoys both successes. The night before I made... See More
One of the most compelling groups of houses to emerge from recent nominations for Dallas, 50 Significant Homes, was the Texas Modernist dwellings built over the last seventy-five years. Europe... See More
New Urbanism is like a virus. For 50 years it keeps coming back in mutated forms. It needs a cure. First, the only thing new in New Urbanism is the... See More
The Dallas city manager and housing director are proposing a devastating blanket zoning change: allowing ADUs (additional dwelling units), better known as backyard rental houses, in single-family zoned neighborhoods. This... See More
The architectural style and history of Dallas is best expressed and understood through its neighborhoods and individual houses, not its commercial or public monuments. Designed by an intertwining family of... See More
Editorial OpEd Columns by Douglas Newby
The coronavirus is forcing us to shelter at home and think of our homes in whole new ways. Traditionally, when buyers look for houses to purchase, they are usually thinking about practical and financial criteria, including square footage, the cost of the investment, how much house can they afford, and the latest and most stylish counter tops and appliances. See More
The Dallas City Council’s recently revised historic preservation ordinance will have the effect of halting historic design in the Munger Place Historic District. The ordinance does so by adding the... See More
Despite the perception of a shortage, Dallas actually has an abundance of affordable housing. Thanks to its recent success in securing $1.4 billion from the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.... See More
We suspected once the Democrats took over the White House, the Art World would make everyone run for cover to avoid the government sponsored Maplethorpe images and other obscene art... See More
Fear, not fairness, is the motivating factor of the 14-1 proponents. Dallas is a minority city that is becoming increasingly integrated. The forces for 14-1 want to address their racial... See More
Deep Ellum is being legislated out of existence. The city will lose a valuable resource, along with the tradition of property owners being treated fairly and equally. According to notarized... See More
Gaston Avenue is presently a travesty of 1950s apartments running between the $800,000 houses on Swiss Avenue and $300,000 houses in Munger Place. With the necessary environmental changes, Gaston could... See More
Dallas-area residents are taking back their neighborhood house by house, street by street. No, I am not talking about guerrilla warfare. I am speaking about homeowners who are stemming the... See More
There is conjecture that Tom Hicks is planning a Dallas satellite sports complex in Arlington for the Stars, Rangers, and Mavericks. If this is true it is a brilliant idea.... See More
By passing just one resolution, the Dallas City Council could show the world that we are a far-sighted city that wants to encourage the construction of buildings, the renovation of... See More
Never before have the misdirected priorities of the Dallas City council been more apparent than they are now. The City council is considering spending approximately $500,000 for the expansion and... See More
Gaston Avenue is presently a travesty of 1950s apartments running between the $800,000 houses on Swiss Avenue and $300,000 houses in Munger Place. With the necessary environmental changes, Gaston could... See More
Regarding your editorial about development in the “Deep Ellum” area: The controversy in the old Elm Street area has been drawn as a preservation vs. skyscrapers, when in fact it... See More
I enjoyed Henry Tatum's column regarding the ultimate location of Juanita Craft's house. He stated, "As long as people believe that an important civil rights leader can only be honored... See More
Douglas, thanks for all you do to promote and preserve great architecture AND for charting my path to world domination.
All the best,
Editorials Referencing Douglas Newby
A hundred years ago, developers began construction on Munger Place, one of Dallas' first luxury suburbs, just northeast of downtown. By midcentury, the beautiful Prairie-style mansions had fallen into complete... See More
Dallas realtor Douglas Newby says that Dallas' development resembles rings of a tree. Except the mid-level rings are creating interior growth. That theory counters traditional thinking that revitalizing the innermost... See More
What is Dallas to do with its worldly ambitions? Is it to be an “international city” or not? First, we must understand what we mean by “international city.” If we... See More
Some land-planning history is unfolding at Dallas City Hall these days, and it is instructive to observe the process, because if it is successful, it could serve as a guideline... See More
Books Discussing Douglas Newby
While Ebby Halliday & Company grew to amazing proportions, an interesting comparison would be Douglas Newby. He too is a member of the Greater Dallas Assocation of Realtors with over... See More
Thank you, Douglas for the copy of the “Real Estate Magazine” and for your mention of me, together with Virginia and Sheila in the article and congratulations on the excellence of your comments throughout the article.
The cover is great and you look like a handsome diplomat and certainly the photograph with your library as a background is “Douglas Newby personified”!
You have created a remarkable niche in our market like none other. I have great respect for you and fond regards.
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Articles Discussing Douglas Newby
Whether you are remodeling redecorating buying or selling any action involving your home likely requires a trained professional. But with hundreds of choices in Dallas how do you find the... See More
Douglas Newby prowdly recalls his first real estate transaction 20 years ago, which included the acquisition of 22 houses for the Historic Preservation League’s Historic Dallas Fund. The late Ed... See More
Another historic Dallas area, the Munger Place neighborhood, had suffered severe deterioration since its development during the early 1900s. Unlike the substantial brick structures on Swiss Avenue, Munger Place homes... See More
Balusters have been freshly painted, windows washed and brass fittings buffed to celestial brilliance as residents of East Dallas prepare for the fourth annual Old East Dallas Tour of Homes.... See More
When George and Debbie Simon went shopping for their first house in 1977, they were looking for something with character -- with the warmth of dark wood, beamed ceilings and... See More
While scientific minds are probing the future, a growing number of area residents are taking a few steps back to the charm of the past with their interest in revitalization... See More
In recognition of the American Institute of Architects’ Dallas Chapter’s 50th anniversary, the Dallas 50 Significant Homes committee announced the nominations that have been made over the last five months... See More
Dewar’s is proud to honor Texas “Do-ers” – Individuals who have provided Inspiration and leadership to the community through outstanding performance in business, civic, cultural or philanthropic activities. See More
In a city where the word “preservation” is still a red flag to many developers, the Dallas Historic Preservation league’s annual awards for well-restored residences are a much-needed shot in... See More
They are more than just structures of old wood and paint, more than brick boxes seamed with mortar. To their owners, homes in such neighborhoods as East Dallas, Oak Cliff... See More
What keeps East Dallas fighting? The political savvy of its activists and the strength of its neighborhood associations. Both are examined in the third and final part of a 3-part... See More
...While FNMA’s St. Louis program has received the most publicity, its efforts to promote and facilitate revitalization in other cities and towns across the nation are no less important. Formally,... See More
Doug – it’s all coming together. Takes 10 years to be an overnight success. Your idea of submitting success stories is taking shape. The book will be birthed soon. The road show is heating up. The social media seeds have been planted.
The germ of all these ideas, and the subtle inspiration, came from you, Doug Newby. With much appreciation for your support along the way. Looking forward to what’s….next.
Distinguished Author and Business Leader
Published Photographs by Douglas Newby
A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Spring 2001, pages 38-39 See More
Luxury Homes by Sally Gidden Stephenson, D Magazine, June 1997, page 69 See More
State Fair of Texas, First Place & Best of Show, Photographer's Competition, September 1996 See More
A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Fall, 1997, pages 51-55 See More
Dallas World Class City by Annette Straus, pages 64-65 See More
One of my TED memories is you and Chris (4Chan) talking urban architecture. You truly have a way with talented young people – I’m not sure how the algorithm knows that, but I’m glad it does! Lucky Fellows!
See you very soon….
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Interviews with Douglas Newby
Douglas Newby takes the stage for an audience response during Session 12 of TED 2011, as TED curator Chris Anderson looks on. February 28 – March 4, Long Beach, CA.... See More
DALLAS -- President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush said Thursday that they have bought a house in a wealthy enclave in Dallas and will return here once... See More
Douglas Newby poses a question to people he meets: "What are the four most iconic streets in Dallas?" Answers vary, but inevitably, Beverly Drive in Highland Park is one. "It's... See More
Douglas Newby, a Dallas broker whose company specializes in architecturally significant homes of any style, concurs with this 10 percent figure. “Now, when an important modernist house goes on the... See More
Architectural Digest has featured in Estates for Sale an Architect Designed Modern Home offered by Douglas Newby. See More
Greenway Parks is currently the most sought-after neighborhood in Dallas. The limited number of homes, the greenways, and the conservation district all contribute to homeowner demand. Greenway Parks is the... See More
Dallas is home to an important collection of houses, with examples of eclectic, modern and Texas modern architecture. Douglas Newby of Douglas Newby & Associates, specializes in the sale of architecturally and historically significant homes and estates in the Dallas area, but he's also a big fan of the architects and designers who worked on these homes. See More
February 2005 KERA Interview with Douglas Newby, by Catherine Cuellar, KERA 90.1 reporter See More
SW: We asked Douglas Newby how he remains small and yet became the biggest name in real estate for historic and architect designed homes. DN: (quickly replied with a smile)... See More
Is President Bush about to move into an exclusive Dallas neighborhood, which until 2000 had a "whites only" rule on the books? Several national and local outlets have picked up... See More
Read New York Daily News story on President Bush’s new home and original post explaining why this home fit all of President and Mrs. Bush’s criteria before story “broke”. And view CNN interviewing Douglas Newby discussing President Bush’s new home. Read the Wall Street Journal article on President Bush purchasing a new home and the NPR article on President Bush’s new neighborhood. See More
Throughout history, stained-glass windows have served a purpose by telling a story or setting a room's mood. But they don't work in just any home or building."Strong architectural elements are... See More
Douglas Newby explains increased interest and the restoration quality of mid century modern homes. See More
Editors Select Properties Around the World: Bali, Costa Rica, Australia, South Carolina, Greece See More
A Bluffview Modern Home designed by architect Gary Olp is featured in The Week. See More
Excerpts from the article written by Lindsey Townsend. See More
Selling a luxury home requires a well-orchestrated campaign that will target an exceptionally limited and sophisticated pool of buyers. See More
French Newspaper Libération discusses with Douglas Newby the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District and international architects who have contributed to Dallas. See More
The phone is still ringing about our seminar on 'The Character of Dallas' and I have heard so many people express their appreciation for your remarks and admiration of your work in the city to build a better Dallas.
The Center for the City
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Essays Authored by Douglas Newby
Architectural styles of Dallas in the first half of the twentieth century reflected the eclectic styles that swept the country. San Francisco and Dallas are the same age cities and... See More
Regionalism is usually rooted in centuries of influence and historical precedence. In Dallas, regional or indigenous architecture was pursued simultaneously with the explosion of modern architecture in Europe. The free... See More
The city was new with plenty of room for people and plenty of room for ideas. This is reflected in the modern architecture of Dallas. In the first half of... See More
My discovery of Douglas Newby of Douglas Newby & Associates and his lifelong passion for historical architecture was a blessing. His efforts to create a resource for architecturally significant homes in Texas is a well-recognized and ongoing love affair.
- Linda Leigh Paul,
Author Haciendas: Spanish Colonial
Houses in the U.S. and Mexico
Dallas Architecture Articles and Dallas Architecture Blog - Douglas Newby
I found this project particularly interesting because an accomplished Dallas architect designed this Texas modern home for another architect, one that is the president CEO of the second largest architecture... See More
As a real estate broker in Dallas, Texas, the question inevitably comes up, where are the president and first lady buying a home in Dallas? More often the question comes in... See More
Somehow, when you walk into an old home with tall ceilings, hand-crafted and carved wood details, and original hardware and light fixtures you find that time begins to slow down... See More
While it has always been counterintuitive, when the economy is down, the best residential real estate projects get better. Homeowners and homebuyers turn from quick, speculative investments to properties with... See More
A spectacular home designed by Highland Park and Preston Hollow architect Hal Yoakum just came on the market, only one estate home away from the Bushes. See More
Recently, I represented a very stylish and sophisticated young couple who desired a modern home. These buyers recognized the Robert Meckfessel design of this Mediterranean home in Greenway Parks is... See More
Online Classes selected Dallas Architecture Blog as one of the top blogs for architecture students within the category of Architecture Around The World. Other architecture blogs selected came under categories of Landscaping, Green Architecture, Urban Planning. 100 Innovative Blogs for Architecture Students is an important list for any person with an enthusiasm for architecture. See More
Highland Park modern homes were built in the midcentury and more modern homes were built in the last decade of the 20th century and additional contemporary homes were designed in the 21st century, but not enough. There is still a shortage of modern homes in Highland Park. More modern homes and spaces will be created in Highland Park. See More
Great modern architects design modern homes that are timeless. O’Neil Ford, Scott Lyons, and Frank Welch designed these Texas modern homes over 50 years. See More
Architect Ray Kappe and architets KieranTimberlake, designed green homes using sustainable construction and materials. These pre fabricated LivingHomes are built by Steve Glenn. The TED Conference at Long Beach featured a LivingHome assembled on site. TED also featured a sustainable salon hosted by Steve Glenn at his own Platinum Leed LivingHomes residence. See More
Often we look so hard at the tulips we miss the garden. Below are photographs from the recent opening of the Dallas Arboretum Ultimate Tree House exhibit that allows us... See More
Many people called me when it was discovered there was notification sent to the Texas Historical Commission of intent to demolish 10 Nonesuch Road, the home Stanley Marcus built. I... See More
George and Laura Bush are moving to Mayflower Estates, a little known Preston Hollow estate area neighborhood of just over 100 houses. See More
While cities across the country crumble economically, Dallas will emerge as the nation’s strongest and most exciting city in 2009. In these gloomy times, while the country seems to have... See More
Turtle Creek Park is a secluded, 39-house neighborhood across the stone bridge from Turtle Creek. It is framed by Turtle Creek and the Katy Trail, with Rock Creek plunging down... See More
Historic Homes in Highland Park are very vulnerable as they have been rapidly purchased as teardowns. The modern homes designed in the 1970s are always presumed to be teardowns. Once this Texas Modern home in Highland Park was identified as a Scott Lyons designed home, many buyers came forward with offers to purchase and renovate this modern home. Once again, it is evident in Dallas there is great demand for historic and modern homes if a buyer has a chance to find them. See More
Homes accessed by a footbridge are visually enticing and footbridges are often the key architectural piece of the puzzle to designing a residence on a beautiful piece of land with challenging characteristics. See More
The neighborhood know for the Santa Fe tracks and modest homes is being rethought as the neighborhood of the Santa Fe Trail for running and biking and dynamic modern homes that enjoy the view and location of the Santa Fe Trail and the surrounding park. Ron Wommack, FAIA, explains the possibilities with this modern home overlooking the Santa Fe Trail in East Dallas. See More
Architect David Williams and Architect O’Neil Ford created a Texas modern style from European modernism and indigenous Texas architecture. In the 21st century, David Williams would have combined his Texas modern tradition, which put a heavy emphasis on the environment, with the current principles of green architecture. See More
The work of landscape architect David Hocker and modern architect Gary Cunningham is shown as examples of great collaborations of landscape architects and architects. Edward Durell Stone and Thomas Church, Arthur and Marie Berger and O’Neil Ford are other examples of landscape architect and architects working together on modern homes. See More
Great architects love great architecture and the best modern architects love the Crespi / Hicks estate found in Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas. Architect Bill Booziotis, FAIA, Texas modern architect Frank Welch, FAIA and modern architect James Pratt, FAIA, all effusively praise this eclectic but uncluttered estate home. See More