Because of Your Interest in Aesthetics and Architecture I Look Forward to Representing You
When artisanship was a given, not a rarity, your great grandparents dreamed of square footage. I know you dream of exceptional design: a home that is refined, architecturally pleasing, and is significant in its quality, style, and pedigree; a reflection of you; a home that makes a statement and contributes to the aesthetic landscape of Dallas.
As a sophisticated buyer you desire a home that reflects you. I understand your desire for a significant home and the inventory of the homes for sale or potentially for sale. Call me to see if I should represent you.
- Douglas Newby
Aesthetics is my passion, but I am most known for my transactional expertise that will benefit you and all the participants in the sale. A wide range of prices are featured from the most expensive in Dallas to those affordable to successful executives and professionals. They all have in common lasting value, great locations, and qualities that set them apart from comparably priced homes.
Please call or contact me at any time to discuss the availability of homes designed by your favorite architect, or in your favorite style, and how we would work together for you to obtain the significant home that is right for you.
The Architectural Centerpiece of Places Des Vosges $2,995,000For Sale
Architect James Langford designed the architecturally significant urban neighborhood around #1 Place des Vosges. The triangular plan of the grouped homes on the perimeter warmly embrace the interior common area of green space and #1 Place des Vosges, positioned to enjoy the visual axis to the parks of Turtle Creek and downtown Dallas.
This Howard Meyer architect-designed home is just one of a few that are on the estate cove of White Rock Lake. This estate home on three acres has the characteristics that everyone now is wishing for - it is immersed in nature, surrounded by vibrancy, and designed in a way that creates happiness when living, working and playing in the home.
Beyond the best location, the best site is ultimately what determines the happiness a home provides and its future value. Here, the One Arts building designed by Lionel Morrison, has the best location in the Dallas Arts District. This residence at #2005 has the best site, the sweet spot within One Arts Plaza.
Bespoke Residence in Architect-Designed Building is Rarity
Since Dallas is currently the strongest city in the country, and downtown Dallas is flourishing, it is no wonder hundreds of similar expensive high-rise apartment units are being built. While not quite a commodity, if you do not buy one of these new ubiquitous units, you can always get another similar one nearby. However, this bespoke residence at #2005 One Arts offers a singular opportunity.
Singular Arts District Perfection
First, there are only three one-bedroom residences that face the Arts District at 1717 One Arts Plaza.
Second, you will have the only one-bedroom residence with an enhanced floor plan. Also, you will have the perfectly sited apartment with a deep balcony terrace right next to the iconic protruding square of the exterior design, centered in the top half of the building, blocking the wind when you are sitting on the terrace and enjoying the outdoor fireplace.
This elegant historic 5,600 square foot home with a slate roof and architectural gutters has been totally renovated, rebuilt and expanded, accentuating its inherent open spaces and connecting rooms and sunlit commodious interior volumes often found in a modern home.
Northern Hills Video of a Favorite Neighborhood
Geographically, the home is sited on the cusp of the Northern Hills neighborhood and Highland Park. You will enjoy the intimacy of the neighborhood and the architectural civility of living in the Northern Hills Conservation District.
You will be protected from the possibility of oversized homes being built behind you or next to you. An undesirable scale of looming houses invading your privacy and blocking the sun is prohibited. Continue
Bud Oglesby Condominium on Armstrong and Travis Sold
Bud Oglesby, FAIA, with Oglesby Architects, designed the best residential public spaces in Dallas. Bud Oglesby designed modern homes as large as 10,000 square feet or, like this modern Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis, homes with 2,392 square feet. However, whether large or small, these modern architecturally significant homes open to voluminous and open living spaces that connect to the rest of the home. This modern residence has a further advantage of even greater expanded space with the living room wall of accordion glass doors that open to the freshly renovated outdoor living room and side courtyard with a vertical water feature, enjoying the dappled sunlight from the nearby canopy of trees.
This classic Northern Hills historic home for sale is sited on an elevated lot in the middle of the block on the crest of a hill overlooking the charming historic homes on Cragmont, shaded by a canopy of trees. This one-and-a-half block quiet, tree-lined street terminates in Highland Park on one end and the Katy Trail on the other end. Topography, trees, seclusion, significant architecture, and a pleasing scale protected by the Northern Hills Conservation District are just some of the reasons this Northern Hills enclave of 60 homes is the most desired neighborhood in Dallas.
Glass Walls Provide Multiple Views of Pond $1,095,000Future Offering
Artistry of architect Joshua Nimmo in Urban Reserve.
Joshua Nimmo Designed Modern Home in Urban Reserve
Joshua Nimmo designed an architecturally significant modern home that furthers the evolution of good design. This home also clarifies and amplifies the vision of Urban Reserve, an enclave of modern homes in an ecologically and aesthetically enlightened neighborhood. Glass walls allow view of the pond from inside of house and glass walls from exterior porches on both sides of this modern home.
Joshua Nimmo Responds to Urban Reserve
Architect Joshua Nimmo responds to the ecologically sensitive environment of Urban Reserve, capturing its beauty, serenity, and dynamic architectural modern backdrop. When you approach the home at 26 Vanguard Way, you know Urban Reserve is a success.
This White Rock Lake home sits on Arboretum Point, once the prettiest lake front property owned by the Dallas Arboretum. Now this .53 acre elevated and terraced site becomes the platform for a European inspired home to look over White Rock Lake and across White Rock Park and the wildflower meadows of the hill of Winfrey Point.
Modernity of European Inspired Home
You will find the grace and warmth of this European inspired home framed by a magnolia tree with a charming wooden bench in front in the small, secluded Emerald Isle neighborhood located between White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. From the inviting public entrance you will see through the open gated door and on through the wide outdoor hall to White Rock Lake. The view of White Rock Lake only widens as you step through the private front door of the home into the spacious rooms with an abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that open to terraces and porches that wrap around the home and provide panoramic views of the lake from both the first and second floors.
Architect Ted Larson, contractor Randy Clowdus and landscape architect David Hocker renovated and created this spectacular home and landscape design.On nearly four acres, the most beautiful elevated point of White Rock Lake with 356 feet of frontage, you will find this 1936 renovated estate home. The talents of architect Ted Larson, contractor Randy Clowdus, and landscape architect David Hocker are showcased in this remarkable estate property offered for sale.
Best View of White Rock Lake
A 270-degree view of White Rock Lake is seen from the four acres on a hill at the top of the finger peninsula at White Rock Lake. Beautifully terraced land, one of largest red oaks, a pool, and exquisite landscaping add to the enjoyment of the full view of the lake.
Architect Ted Larson Oversaw the Renovation
Ted Larson, AIA, of Larson & Pedigo Architects, oversaw the renovation of this proud estate home originally owned by the oldest son of H.L. Hunt. The interior design of this home is approached as a stately lake house, conjuring up images of iconic lake houses in New England or maybe Wisconsin or Michigan where homes sit up from a lake with the wide front lawn descending to the water. The interior playfully accentuated the sense of a lake house along with the graciousness of Texas. The warm honey and amber colored white oak (sealed not stained) six-inch wide plank ceiling, cabinetry, trim, and baseboards reflect a Texas quality as they play off the wide plank walnut floors. The color palette of this home on White Rock Lake responds to the outside, including the lake, wildflowers, meadows, stone, 200 year old oaks, and forested edges of the property. Continue
This architecturally significant home best expresses the charm, architecture, and desirability of Greenway Parks. Its architectural pedigree is strong. The home was originally designed by Fooshee & Cheek, the architects of Highland Park Village. The renovation was designed by Allen Kirsch, celebrated for his work on some of the best homes in Dallas. The parks of Greenway Parks and boulevard parks surround the home, accentuating its front porch charm.
Greenway Parks Conservation District
Greenway Parks is a collection of homes designed and built in many sizes and styles. A conservation district ensures that the scale and design of the homes in Greenway Parks remain true to the neighborhood and its aesthetic success. On nearly one acre, a Preston Hollow estate size lot, this 1951 colonial style home sits graciously on the site and reflects the friendly neighborhood atmosphere of Greenway Parks. Found in the middle of the neighborhood, it is removed from the traffic found on the neighborhood’s bordering roads that make Greenway Parks so convenient to the private schools in one direction and downtown Dallas in the other. Also, Highland Park Village is just walking distance away.
The most desirable Preston Hollow lots are on quiet streets and in the middle of the block of other wide estate lots. A site like this provides privacy and a sweeping drive through an allée of Live Oak trees that conveys the original natural elegance of Preston Hollow.
Wide Preston Hollow Lot
What is the point of living in the estate area of Preston Hollow with curbless tree-lined streets if your home is on a narrow, deep lot and next to large houses stacked side by side, reminiscent of a townhouse neighborhood? The continuous sweeping lawns on Yolanda Lane convey the relaxed atmosphere of Preston Hollow versus the frenetic and crowded urbanity that has taken over so many neighborhoods in the Park Cities and Dallas.
Open, efficient space makes this a home with modern appeal and much convenience. Surrounded by windows and doors opening to the outdoors, the porch and terrace allow you to fully embrace nature and the convenience of a modern home. Why opt for a big house, town house, high rise or condominium when you can have the best of all worlds on East Lake Highlands Drive, in the Peninsula neighborhood of architect-designed modern homes?
This neighborhood has immense appeal. For instance, if one is an avid cyclist, runner or walker there are many routes the neighborhood presents and the eclectic mix of newer modern homes and one-story traditional homes coexist peacefully with the lake and forested neighborhood as its backdrop. Its location is close to downtown Dallas, the Arts District, SMU and there is easy access to major thoroughfares for those with a longer commute.
Lionel Morrison received an AIA Honor Award for this 3,600 square-foot Travis townhouse located a block from Knox Street and Travis Walk that he designed in 1999. Now it is even better. The CEO and managing partner of a leading national design oriented architectural firm, totally renovated the space, making it structurally and aesthetically sleeker, the environment greener, and the space even more inviting.
A 100-Foot Wide Lot in Old Highland Park - .428 Acres Sold
This rare Highland Park 100-foot wide lot for sale is located on Lexington Avenue, a beautiful street of architecturally significant estate homes. There are very few Highland Park lots for sale that have this much land, almost half an acre, so well placed in this prestigious neighborhood of old Highland Park.
The early modern home at 5017 Swiss Avenue expresses the architectural influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. The carved band of Sullivanesque detail, the Sullivanesque relief ornamentation on the dormer,under the deep eaves, and on the panel between the second story windows are outstanding examples of the Progressive Style and Prairie School architecture. This ornamentation emphasizes the streamlined horizontal lines of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs.
Corridors and Hallways Are Eliminated on the First Floor, Opening the Floor Plan
The traditional center stair is placed to the side, further opening up the space in this early 20th century modern home. Large, wide and tall windows become the focus of the rooms. One sees a backdrop of green from nature and sunlight streaming into the rooms when the sun is low on the horizon. The molding, detail and cabinetry are clean and simple. The ceilings are high and the floors are hardwood. Continue
Set high on the private Turtle Creek Drive, this Turtle Creek land is the best site for a new modern home. Currently the existing home looks over the manicured lawn of a $20 million home to the view of Turtle Creek. The Dallas skyline is in the background in one direction, luxury Turtle Creek highrises in the other across the creek. Walk along the Katy Trail to West Village or Knox-Henderson.
This period modern residence enjoys the forested serenity of Turtle Creek Park and the energy of the city. Just two miles from the Arts District and a few blocks from Highland Park, this small, secure neighborhood is my favorite in Dallas.
On .58 Acres in Turtle Creek Park by the Katy Trail
Here you will find a 3,000 square foot period modern home that blends into the landscape and captures the pastoral and wooded views of Turtle Creek Park and the urban views of the city on the horizon Continue
This classic 1929 Highland Park home for sale has the same architectural distinction as the Highland Park estate homes nearby. An elegant floor plan of open rooms, banks of double-hung windows providing lots of sunlight, and a master bedroom on the first floor allow a large playroom, office, and laundry room on the second floor that includes three more spacious bedrooms.
A renovated kitchen with marble counter tops accommodates a large breakfast table and opens to the informal living room. You will find this totally redone original Highland Park home with hardwood floors and Highland Park architectural details in the middle of a great block of towering trees and good looking homes filled with families and children. Continue
Arch Swank had the ability to incorporate the topography and create contemporary houses that embrace the nature around them. One sees examples of this at the early modern home he designed on 3514 Rock Creek Drive and this midcentury modern home on Crittendon Drive. Continue
Best Sited Texas Modern Home in Preston Hollow Estate Area – Scott Lyons Architect Sold
Architect Scott Lyons enhanced a magical setting with a Texas Modern home that is thrust into nature with close and distant views in three directions of trees, gardens, a wide spring-fed creek and pond, and a twelve-acre private garden that is meticulously groomed and blooming. Scott Lyons designed homes for the most prominent and successful families including Ed Cox who this home was designed for in 1963 in the Mayflower Estates Neighborhood. This Preston Hollow estate home is a city home but without any other homes within its views.
Modern Architecture That Embraces Site and Surrounding Nature
This 8,208 square foot, four bedroom home has materials that blend into the site. The soft Mexican brick continuous interior and exterior walls in the tradition of O’Neil Ford further push this modern home into nature. Wrap around balconies and terraces off several rooms extend the Scott Lyons’ living spaces under a canopy of trees. Continue
On Turtle Creek, across from Volk Estates, this original 1935 estate home is bordered by park land on two other sides.
Narrow, Winding Neighborhood Path to Curtis Park
The abundant landscape of the park visually extends from the front garden of this estate home on Golf Drive to the winding sidewalk path that originates in this quiet green corridor at the end of the neighborhood and leads to the Turtle Creek pond at Curtis Park. Continue
One of the grand and original estate homes of Preston Hollow is for sale. This English Style Preston Hollow home with 6,910 square feet is sited on Ravine Drive, a hidden street that curves around from Meadowbrook to Park Lane in the heart of Preston Hollow.
Estate Home Materials - Brick, Stone, and Slate
The materials in this gracious estate home reflect the quality of its era. Built in 1939, you will find this brick home to have a slate roof and been well maintained. The home’s very large formal rooms show its earlier importance and provide the spaces desired today. The informal living room is large by even today’s standards, as is the formal library and game room. Hardwood floors and original stained moldings provide warmth to the home.
Preston Hollow Estate Lot and Pool
Many will desire this property just for the land and location and abundant mature trees and pool. The home has two large second-floor terraces overlooking the garden, creating additional desirable space for you to enjoy. Continue
Architect Max Sandfield designed this midcentury modern home on a 1.13 acre site along the 25-acre Crespi / Hicks estate property. The result of this modern period home being located in the quiet and prestigious Mayflower Estates neighborhood and having 25 acres of estate land behind it, is a site that is secluded, prominent and private.
Mayflower Estates in Preston Hollow Neighborhood with Great Homes from Every Decade
Mayflower Estates is a hidden neighborhood with winding streets, creeks and lakes. Mayflower Estates has the largest estate homes in Preston Hollow and the coolest midcentury modern homes.
This Max Sandfield modern home is a midcentury modern home that is buffered from three-story homes by the period architect designed homes beside it and the 12-acre garden of the Crespi / Hicks estate behind it. Continue
Green architecture, modern design, and Bluffview setting. The result is a dynamic home, environmentally sound, one that is bold and graceful, and a home that celebrates the attractiveness of the Bluffiview neighborhood.
Bluffview Modern Home on .52 Acres
Whether it is geothermal conditioned air and heat, a natural thermal chimney, or the use of energy saving or renewable materials, this Gary Olp designed home has been celebrated as a landmark for the direction of architecture and construction.
Rather than a democratic distribution of space among three bedrooms, this home emphasizes the open public spaces on the first floor and the private master bedroom suite and balcony on the second floor. In addition to the master bedroom suite, there are two bedrooms, another full bath and an office on the second floor. A full bath on the first level can also be used as a cabana bath. A simple structure and outdoor shower relate to the pool. Continue
White Rock Lake Home on Hill Overlooking the Lake Sold
This three-acre property is bounded by West Lawther in the front and Fisher Road in the back. It is platted as a two-acre property with a 6,113 square foot home on West Lawther and a one-acre property that faces Fisher Road and overlooks a tennis court on the property and a park that is across Fisher Road.
White Rock Lake Home
While the property is being offered at land value for 3 acres, the 6,113 square foot home itself, on 2 acres, is an attractive and enjoyable place to live. The current homeowner was inspired by the Malibu campus which he was instrumental in developing when he was president of Pepperdine University. For his White Rock Lake home he insisted on the largest glass windows possible across the front of the house to capture the full views of the lake from the top of this Dallas hill overlooking White Rock Lake.
The living room, dining room and breakfast room overlooking the lake are open to the kitchen. The first-floor master bedroom and library also have beautiful views of the lake. An enormous informal living room and game room overlook the rear garden, tennis court and additional acreage.
White Rock Lake Home on Hill Overlooking the Lake
Here is a three-acre property with one of the prettiest views of White Rock Lake. High on the hill overlooking White Rock Lake, you will enjoy the long view of the lake, looking out at the sail boats in the distance.
Perfect Site on White Rock Lake
The coves and points of White Rock Lake give every home a different visual orientation. This White Rock Lake property is perfectly sited and enjoys the extra wide lots and acreage of its White Rock Lake neighbors. The expansive lake frontage of both neighbors expands your view and the privacy and serenity of this property. Continue
The home has a rich architectural pedigree: the genius of the original architect, Maurice Fatio; the grace of landscape architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd; the brilliance of the renovation architect, Peter Marino, who honored, and further refined, the powerful architecture and perfect proportions that Maurice Fatio was known for in New York and Palm Beach in the 1920s and 1930s and are still celebrated today.
It is on the best site in the best neighborhood, with the finest private schools, only 8 minutes from the Arts District and downtown Dallas, and only 15 minutes from an airport, and the Crespi / Hicks Estate has a helicopter landing area. Most important, the home is sited on 25.25 acres, the largest estate property in a major city anywhere in the United States. Continue
Here in the Northern Heights neighborhood that is found along the Katy Trail, on the edge of Highland Park and within walking distance to Knox/Henderson, West Village or Turtle Creek, you will find this three-story modern single-family attached three-bedroom home with a swimming pool. The home has large art walls and voluminous spaces.
Sunlight Fills Single-Family Attached Modern Home
Sunlight pours into this home, illuminating the open kitchen and breakfast room. A two-story space for the living room also collects sunlight and opens onto the balcony and terrace.
Neighborhood of Architect Designed Homes
In Northern Hills and Northern Heights you will find early 20th century historic single-family homes, architect-designed modern homes, attached single-family homes and townhouses. This small, protected neighborhood is close to what is best about Dallas. Continue
This Highland Park estate home on Lakeside Drive, the most prestigious street in Old Highland Park, has the most beautiful views of Turtle Creek. Inside the house or on the front terrace, you are looking across the lilly pads and great expanse of water framed by azaleas and distant views of the sweeping lawns of magnificent estate properties. The Mediterranean style reflects original Highland Park, the clean design of open rooms conveys a sense of modernity.
This Munger Place home received the Restoration House of the Year Award when it was first restored by a founder of Preservation Dallas. Recently, it has been further renovated by its current owners who are in the design industry, including a new kitchen. Beautiful front doors open to the wrap-around porch in a neighborhood known for its front porch atmosphere and neighborhood collegiality.
Highland Park is loved for its beauty, safety and homes. This 1915 original Highland Park home enjoys the views of the gardens and creek of Highland Park Town Hall. This Highland Park residence also enjoys a glimpse of the ornately detailed Spanish Colonial-style Highland Park Town Hall tower designed by architects Lang and Witchell.
Advantageous Highland Park Location
Receded behind this Highland Park home is the finest modern home designed by Scott Lyons and gardens designed by Arthur and Marie Berger, sited on an acre of land. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase an original Highland Park home on arguably the safest site in Highland Park, and a home with one of the greatest proximities to Prather Park and Davis Park, Hackberry Creek and the beautiful landscape of Highland Park. For more information on this listed home that will be coming on the market call 214-522-1000. Continue
At the best location on White Rock Lake you are able to buy three acres of land and have a Howard Meyer architect designed home with perfect proportions. This 1939 home has been structurally brought to date, making it easy to create a new kitchen and master bathroom.
This 3-Acre Property is One of Only Six on the White Rock Lake Cove of Estate Properties
This spectacular property has wide frontage on White Rock Lake, and it has the perfect site high on the hill for the estate home. The property has three acres that continue all the way to Fisher Road in the back, overlooking the expansive greenbelt. Many consider this the most attractive lot on White Rock Lake facing the sailboats in the front and the park land in the back. Continue
Landscape architect Thomas Armstrong is attributed with the design of this modern home he had built for himself. It is sited on a Highland Park block with an entrance to the Kathy Trail. Raised from the street, the flat roof and geometric blocking convey its modernity.
A Design That Creates Privacy on a Highland Park Lot
An entrance court hides the front door from public view. An interior wall of windows brings into view the forested side courtyard. The perimeter row of cypress trees hides the neighboring home and provides a tranquil canopy to this serene and private outdoor space.
Open Spaces Linked by Hall Lined With Windows
The transition from the outside begins with the terraced steps wrapping around the front motor court to the entrance court. The front door opens to a combined entrance and large living area that share 12-inch polished Italian ceramic tile floors and a composition of windows that allows you to look out over the front garden and side courtyard. Continue
Here is a Lionel Morrison architect designed 3,100 square foot home enjoying the luxury of a .70 acre Preston Hollow site. Open spaces and walls of glass looking into the garden convey modernism at its best. Stylish and efficient space makes this home both glamorous and manageable. Continue
Here is a site suitable for an architecturally significant home. The lot is wide, deep, surrounded by trees and other expensive architect designed homes. Even more important, the neighboring Bud Oglesby designed modern home and the Charles Dilbeck designed 1934 home are built on very small footprints.
These bordering homes are renovated, expensive and take up very little space in relationship to the size of their approximately 1.3 acre estate properties filled with trees and the edge of a small lake.
Estate Property is Over 200 ft Wide and 200 ft Deep
A wide lot provides distance from your neighbors. A deep lot allows you to place the home back on the lot and still have a rear garden large enough for a pool, gazebo, sculpture garden and terraces. An ordinary narrow and long lot begs for privacy and has land in the back that is not easily accessible and is always underutilized. A site more evenly proportioned, like this wide and deep lot, allows a home to be perfectly placed, with views of gardens in every direction. Continue
A Highland Park estate home offered for sale that embodies all the underlying qualities that make Highland Park one of the most beautiful and prestigious townships in the nation. Here is the architectural elegance from America's Golden Age of estate home architecture on a wide, graceful lot with magnificent magnolia and oak trees.
Architects Goodwin and Tatum designed this home with a sweeping staircase and spacious rooms overlooking a park that appears as if it was designed for this Highland Park home.
Early Estate Home Sited on Most Romantic Location In Highland Park
Everyone knows and feels the lure of Highland Park. The most talented landscape architect in America designed Highland Park around a series of parks and boulevards. The glorious setting attracted society architects and patrons with great taste, creating a neighborhood of refinement and beauty. Flippen Park, informally known as Versailles Park reflects the romance, grace and flowering abundance of Highland Park. Versailles Park subtly inspires and its serene beauty calms. Paths lead up to a splendid gazebo, a fountain flows in a long, lazy pool of water and the park is filled with azaleas and lush grass, inviting a stroll or frolicking. Continue
The interiors of this 7,000 square foot home have been refinished with style and elegant materials. You will find an alabaster fireplace, amethyst sink and backsplash and other gem quality stone throughout the house and fixtures. Long slabs of very dramatic granite set off the kitchen, wet bar and service areas.
Wide plank hardwood floors combined with sweeping porches and verandas with long Texas views are reminiscent of the best Texas homes.
Besides the grand staircase there are two elevators that take you to the second floor. This floor includes the master bedroom, children's rooms and guest rooms and a game room opening to a large balcony porch with spectacular views of the golf course. This stone home is sited along the golf course in a way that the golf course is seen as an endless greenbelt. You will enjoy the privacy and seclusion. Continue
The 2.63 acres is perfectly located to enjoy the 40 acres of ascending tree tops on the neighboring 25 acre Hicks and 15 acre Phillips estates both of which adjoin President George and Laura Bush’s Mayflower estate home. The property is spread along 460 feet of a spring fed creek and small lake. Views of a 10 acre private garden across the creek enhance the tranquility and privacy of this site.
The incredible width of this estate property allows ample room for a tennis court adjacent to the 3,800 square foot Nick Glazbrook designed guest house. A large swimming pool, terraces, gardens, mature trees, rugged ravine, broad grass meanderings along the creek and small lake which relate visually to the beautiful garden views of the adjacent estate properties.
One of Dallas' Most Important Modern Homes Designed in Last 25 Years
Architect Scott Lyons designed what is considered one of the most important and well built modern homes found in Dallas. This 9,902 square foot modern residence and 3,800 square foot guest house is a very private and aesthetically pleasing expression of an indigenous Texas style. It is a home of quality, built with extraordinary materials and engineering and has beautiful views of land, trees, a creek and a lake. It includes the primary residence, three-car garage and pool on 1.4 acres and a separate guest house on the adjoining 1.23 acres. Continue
Jan Mar Home for Sale on .43 Acres in Jan Mar Neighborhood Sold
Ideally located in the Janmar neighborhood of Preston Hollow, between Royal Lane and Forest Lane, on a wide sweeping lot facing Eudora. This four-bedroom. three and one-half bath midcentury home in Janmar, with a standing seam metal roof, has been beautifully renovated with the landscape designed by landscape architect Jeff Bargas. Continue
Max Sandfield designed this home for his own residence acting as architect and client. Max Sandfield was able to be more daring. He designed one of the first modern homes in Dallas capturing the architectural elements we now so closely associate with this revered architectural period.
The family has agreed that I will be able to offer this home at the value of its 75 foot by 150 foot lot with a deed restriction that it cannot be torn down. We are in the last decade of an era where original owners are offering their 50 year old midcentury homes for sale. It is essential these homes remain as a reflection of an era and as the original examples of a style that is being vigorously revisited and appreciated through new construction and design. Continue
Classic Highland Park Home For Sale
Spacious Lot on Bordeaux Sold
Seldom will you find a full two-story, gracious Highland Park home with four bedrooms for under one million dollars. Here you have the opportunity to purchase just such a property, a Highland Park home with 3,000 sf, light-filled rooms, and a timeless design on a spacious lot.
Four bedroom Highland Park Home
You will find this historic four bedroom, three and one-half bathroom Highland Park home on Bordeaux in the middle of a long block of stately homes. The second floor master bedroom has wide opening to library and sitting room. The second, third and fourth bedrooms are also found on the second floor. Continue
Midcentury Modern Renovated Home on .67 Acres Sold
Total renovation accentuates the Palm Springs modern look and feel of this midcentury home, wrapping around a pool and terraced lawn. Rooms are open and relate to each according to the occasion: elaborate entertaining, formal dinners, backyard barbecues, or having fun with close friends and family.
Modernity Meets Midcentury
The home’s travertine floors in the living room, dining room and hall are laid in 24 inch squares. Doors and windows have been raised to ceiling height. The Pozzi doors have kick locks and the windows open from the bottom to enhance natural ventilation. A sleek, wide fireplace and recessed art lighting create a sensuous atmosphere. The walls of windows provide dramatic views of the garden, courtyards and pool from different angles and perspectives. Continue
Modern award-winning architects Braxton Werner and Paul Field have designed the modern renovation of this original Beverly Drive home in Highland Park. While the scale and exterior architecture is consistent with other homes on the block, the interior has been dramatically changed, reflecting the compatibility of modern with Mediterranean.
Renovated 4,213 Square Foot Home, Quarters, Pool, Covered Terrace and Garden
Here you will enjoy entertaining inside this elegant home or pool side with a garden shaded by mature trees around the perimeter. The quarters above the two-car garage are also spacious and comfortable for guests.
Frank Welch, FAIA, designed this modern home for the prominent family who developed Bent Tree. It is no wonder they chose this lot for their own modern estate home. Preston Trails golf course and a greenbelt wrap around this home, providing several acre views of green with a backdrop of forest in the distance.
An exterior of stacked white cubes creates a graceful composition of geometric shapes and an interior of voluminous spaces and an exterior of over 1,000 feet of wrap around verandahs, balconies, courtyards and elevated decks. Continue
James Nagle Architect Design
Spectacular Home Offered at Land Value Sold
Sited on two beautiful acres and backed up to a greenbelt, this asking price reflects just land value and the fabulous architect designed home is an incredible bonus. Located in Bent Tree, this is the finest International Style modern home built in Dallas since the International Style home designed by Roscoe Dewitt, AIA, for Stanley Marcus on acreage in 1937.
James Nagle, FAIA, designed this modern home on two acres in Bent Tree in 1976. The clean, sharp edged lines slice through its pastoral setting, with walls of windows and glass doors looking out over the vast lawns and the backdrop of a green belt. This International Style modern home is dramatic and elegant for entertaining and at the same time efficient, and with five bedrooms, suited for a large family. Sports courts, two pools, and a separate building used as an entertainment center furthers the recreational flexibility of this contemporary residence in Bent Tree. Continue
This charming White Rock Lake home on 2.5 acres is ideal for a small family or as a close-in second home. The 203 foot wide lot offers the best views of any site on the lake. This approximately 2,920 square foot two-bedroom home has large living and entertaining spaces. Also, the home has additional structures for guest quarters and a private office.
Majestic Setting on White Rock Lake
The wide rolling front lawn frames the lake. The seasonal flocks of aquatic birds join the sail boats floating across the horizon. Once you are high up on this land, or on the front porch or inside the home looking out a window, you will fully realize the beauty and tranquility of White Rock Lake and this residential setting. The deep expanse of lawn behind the house finishes with a tennis court, furthering the majestic estate feeling of this Lakewood home. Continue
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 Creek. This site enjoyed splendid views of the forested Rock Creek as it makes its way down to join Turtle Creek.
Elevated rooms of multi-paned windows and doors
A person walks up to the front door of the 4,100 sf home and proceeds past the entry hall to the living room with three walls of glass. Because of the dramatic grade of the lot you are now essentially looking over the back yard and garden from a two-story elevation. The expansive, elevated terrace becomes a daily living space as it is accessible from the formal and informal living areas and kitchen. Continue
Hal Yoakum and John Astin Perkins Designed
Preston Hollow Home With Real Value 1.288 Acres Sold
Here is the perfect family home: beautifully fenced property with landmark trees, enormous living areas, several family bedrooms, guest rooms, maid’s quarters and guest house, five garage bays, massive amounts of storage space, large pool with diving rock, generous hardscape and yard for children, many courtyards and gardens for the family. Continue
This modern interpretation of a Beverly Hills home expresses itself perfectly in Old Highland Park. Built in the last 12 years, the Mediterranean home was totally refurbished, stylistically enhanced and the modernity accentuated.
Highland Park Tranquility
A series of arched openings and courtyard with a fountain make the transition from the peaceful tree-lined block of Cornell to the formal two-story entrance hall.
Modern Elegance in Highland Park
The large mahogany framed sliding glass doors are part of the glazed walls found on both ends of the informal living room. In one direction your full view is of a side garden and play area for the children. In the other direction there is a full view of the terrace, gardens and pool. When entertaining with both of the wide glass doors open, the front garden, the living area, rear garden, pool and terrace all become one space.
Stylish for Entertaining, Perfect for a Family
The formal living room with fireplace has tall ceilings, expansive windows, hardwood floors and walls finished and lighting established for art. The large kitchen and breakfast room with views of the pool is warm, sleek and open to the informal area with tall ceilings and limestone floors. The formal dining room will accommodate elaborate dinner parties or family gatherings. A study serves as a personal retreat. Continue
Here is a 1.04 acre site that defines a perfect Preston Hollow setting. On the highest elevation of a secluded street, looking across a circle park that separates the surrounding multi-acre estate homes, this property has endless views of a green landscape and tall mature trees that recede in the distance with barely a glimpse of any other homes. Continue
Here is a proper estate property. A splendid approach curves along a creek up to a magnificent home articulated in stone and brick, surrounded by wide manicured lawns and a wooded perimeter.
Larry Boerder, AIA, Designed
Other 14,000 square foot homes in Dallas have been built, but where do you find one that is private and gracious, removed from a road, and not in sight of other homes. In what other city within eight miles of an internationally recognized Arts District can you find such architectural and bucolic excellence.
Larry Boerder, defining great architecture in Dallas, pulled from the eclectic European vocabulary of the Edwardian estate homes to design this architectural master work. Grand rooms with tall arched windows overlook the gardens. A sumptuous mahogany library with mixed wood floors including burled walnut is breathtaking, elegant and inviting. Continue
Seattle Modern Home in The Peninsula Dallas Neighborhood Sold
The most exciting sites emerging for modern homes in Dallas are on East Lake Highlands Drive that overlook White Rock Lake and the forest and bicycling paths of White Rock Lake Park. This is the location of the modern home at 9211 East Lake Highlands Drive designed by a Seattle architect in collaboration with Dallas designers and contractors.
The Most Exciting New Modern Home Neighborhood
Kessler Woods and Urban Reserve are successful modern home enclave developments, but East Lake Highlands Drive has spontaneously attracted modern homes and become the site of choice for award-winning architects who understand a great modern home needs a great site and the East Lake Highlands Drive site is spectacular. At 9211 East Lake Highlands Drive the views from the home elevated high off the lake, either from the terrace and pool or through the interior windows, are of abundant nature punctuated by the intermittent streams of joyful cyclists riding around White Rock Lake. East Lake Highlands Drive is a favorite neighborhood leg of the ride that provides natural and architectural delights.
You will enjoy the stylish, open floor plan. A large kitchen with spacious butler’s pantry, full island, and granite countertops opens to the 19’ vaulted ceiling great room with a sleek offset wet bar, including refrigerated wine storage also finished with granite countertops. A fireplace is flanked with Shawn Kerr custom built-in 10 foot armoires. A wall of windows overlooks a rear garden and 30’ swimming pool with five sheer decent fountains. A silver mist flagstone patio, outdoor fireplace, gas grill hookup, and tree lighting add to the fully landscaped back yard that includes windmill palms, yuccas, azaleas, banana, fig ivy, hibiscus, birds of paradise, and mature trees.
The first floor master bedroom suite also enjoys views of the pool and garden. The master bathroom has custom frosted glass, double vanities, a jetted tub and walk-in shower with a bench. Formal and informal staircases take you to the second floor bedrooms, exercise room and true media room with electronics closet. Multiple attic spaces along with large closets provide much storage space. Continue
This New England inspired Georgian style estate home is reminiscent of the finest early estate homes in Dallas. Classic lines, period moldings and graceful proportions of the formal rooms define an architecturally elegant home. Set on nearly one and one-half acres, you will enjoy the distant views of the immense lawn framed by the garden.
England style estate home
The warm comfort of this estate home extends to the commodious guest bedroom suite, and the informal rooms, including a proper library, a charming sun porch, large breakfast room, tasting room and wine cellar, and full finished basement for recreational use. Found on one of the finest estate streets in the Preston Hollow Neighborhoods, you will enjoy the timeless benefits of estate living in Dallas. Continue
Katy Trail/Knox Street/Turtle Creek Real Estate Sold
Tucked back from Travis and Armstrong there is an exquisite period piece of Modernism. This is the best Bud Oglesby designed condominium I have seen. The protected and intimate scale of these residences is quite elegant in a setting of restaurants and galleries. The interior designer and lighting designer have reinterpreted this approximately 2,100 square foot space with the finest current lighting, hardware and materials. Continue
Found on an ample lot in the middle of the first section of Highland Park, this eclectic home's majestic bearing comes from its placement high off the street on its elevated lot. A slate roof, large divided light windows and elegant design contribute to its pleasing presence.
Sympathetic additions allow a kitchen opening to a family room, a guest suite of master bedroom proportions and a balcony wrapping around two wings of the house overlooking the garden. Recent finishes and refinements give this 1936 home a current appeal. Continue
Christopher Place Real Estate/Turtle Creek Real Estate Sold
Architect Bill Booziotis designed this 3,760 square foot home in the small, gated enclave sharing a private park along Turtle Creek in Christopher Place. Recent renovations include a new kitchen, new bathrooms, and bamboo and Paduak wood flooring. Continue
The same architect who brought international modernism to New York, designed the New York Museum of Modern Art and important buildings around the world, designed his most famous house in Dallas in 1956.
Edward Durell Stone was one of a handful of international architects who had the ability to design prominent skyscrapers, the symbol of the 20th century, modern museums looking at art and collections in a new way, and homes combining technology with humanity.
The open floor plan eliminates hallways in this 10,000 square foot home. The tall ceilings, walls of windows and glass doors celebrate light and the outside. Denby marble from Vermont, cut and polished in Italy connote elegance, the hand-carved arabesque wooden screens celebrate craftsmanship. The concrete pier and beam foundation reinforced with steel beams establish the quality of construction and renovation.
Courtyards create and protect outdoor space and provide the same sense of serenity on one acre as country estates on much more land. The peristyle extends views over vast amounts of landscaped land. This is the ultimate 1950s Mid-Century Modern home; a celebration of the clean edge of the machine and the soft hand of the artist. Please contact me, Douglas Newby, at 214.522.1000 if you are interested in purchasing or selling a significant home.
The greenbelt wraps around this mid-century modern home designed by architects Hidell & Decker, protégés of George Dahl and Howard Meyer respectively. The 3,850 original square feet reflect coherent volumes and design. The floor plan is open with walls of windows and glazed openings exploiting the secluded green vistas. The open tread staircase is juxtaposed with a brick wall, steel struts and railing, and soaring glass. The extensive renovation celebrates the style and setting of this architect designed home. Here is a home that reflects a great neighborhood, value, and design. Continue
On a private street of estate and architect designed homes is this majestic Mediterranean home on 2.37 acres. Removed from the street, placed on the crest of a hill, landscape architects David Rolston and Robert Bellamy have created an environment accentuating the home and the tranquility of the site. This over 7,000 square foot residence, in every direction, overlooks beautiful landscaped gardens - formal gardens, informal gardens, cascading koi ponds, streams, and vast manicured lawns. You will quickly recognize the distinction of this estate property. Continue
Number One, Place des Vosges is centered on a green island surrounded by the sophisticated and refined residences of prestigious Place des Vosges - the most elegant neighborhood in Turtle Creek. Continue
Architect James Langford who worked with I.M. Pei on the Meyerson Symphony Center, designed this spectacular Highland Park three-story residence with a rooftop pool and view of the Dallas skyline and the Katy Trail.
To learn more about this contemporary Highland Park neighborhood home with stunning, light-filled interior spaces, other examples of the finest Highland Park real estate, or another Dallas featured listing showcasing architect designed modern homes please call Douglas Newby at 214.522.1000. Continue
Designed by architect, Wade H. Klamberg in 1937, this classic Highland Park home resembles an Adams eclectic style with flourishes of carved detail reflecting the era. A center hall opens to the formal living room with 9 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows and a large informal living room opens to a courtyard that leads to the pool and cabana. Continue
The stylish urban elegance of this home is combined with a 1/3 acre of land that stretches along the Katy Trail. The walls of split face cast stone and stucco further delineate the geometric composition of this three story home overlooking the greenbelt of Turtle Creek.
Second and third story windows and protected balconies provide views of downtown, Turtle Creek and the surrounding forest. Continue
This elegant and refined home is hidden in prestigious and serene Turtle Creek Park. Turtle Creek meanders along the back of the one-acre site and Rock Creek winds its way through the side of this private and wooded property. This elegant and refined home is hidden in prestigious and serene Turtle Creek Park.
Turtle Creek meanders along the back of the one-acre site and Rock Creek winds its way through the side of this private and wooded property. The rooms in this 5,000 square foot home are arranged to capture the view of the topography, creeks and adjacent acreage of forested land. Here you will enjoy one of Dallas' great estate homes from the 1920s. Please contact me, Douglas Newby, at 214.522.1000 if you are interested in this home or another Dallas Featured Listing. Continue
Here in University Park, across from the Dallas Country Club, you will find a traditional setting and a contemporary and stylish home. You will enjoy the .43 acre site framed by towering trees and with endless views of green. While the sense of place is serene, the sense of design is dynamic. Continue
In Dallas’ highest rated suburb you will find a well-conceived home architecturally suited to its environment, reflecting style, quality and exquisite finishes. How often do you see 5.6 acres of rolling pastures with a sophisticated home in a beautiful setting found in a community of only 800 properties? Continue
Howard Meyer is best known for his very modern work at the mid-century. Also recognized in the AIA Guide to Dallas Architecture and by architectural historians is his splendid design of eclectic homes built in the 1930s. Located high on the hillside of Cochran Chapel is his finest Colonial Revival home in Dallas. Built in 1938, this architecturally significant home has an asymmetrical facade with a gabled roof, side wings, six and eight panel double hung sashes and a bay window reflecting both the style and this period of Colonial Revival architecture.
Stone paths and a beautiful canopy of trees add to the charm of this important residence. This home, differing in design from contemporary Howard Meyer homes, shares the graceful proportions and the compulsive attention to construction - the magic of Howard Meyer's works. Continue
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This extraordinary home of architectural distinction is set back and turned away from the street, wrapping around a gracious courtyard garden, providing seclusion, security and serenity.
The highest quality renovation designed by architect Robbie Fusch emphasizes the views of the garden from the living room, extensive formal library, large master bedroom and verandahs. Elegant and European in scale are the formal entrance hall, receiving room and the series of tall pairs of divided light doors and transoms. The detailing is exquisite and the finish without flaw. Guest bedrooms on the second floor accommodate guests or returning family members. Continue
This home on Armstrong represents one of the finest properties found in Northern Hills. It is strong architecturally and the quality of construction and renovation is superior. You will not find a kitchen with a more exciting, elegant and convenient design in a home under $1 million. Three sinks and a water source over the Viking stove just begin to tell the story of this kitchen out of Chicago by Rutt. The staircase in the front entrance hall creates a strong vertical element in this home. High ceilings and banks of tall windows and sunrooms surrounded by vertical windows emphasize the value of this residence. Continue
Bob James designed this AIA award-winning home to blend into the neighborhood and provide dramatic views by the surrounding creek and woods. With 3,450 square feet, it is both stylish and practical sited on one-half acre overlooking Royal Branch Creek and a public wilderness park behind it.
As you pass through the front facade of translucent glass that provides privacy from the street, you discover a splendid and open floor plan with expansive walls with a grid of horizontal windows separating the interior from the woods and rugged terrain of Royal Branch Creek and the park. The ambiguity of the interior and exterior space is further enhanced by the generous use of exterior materials within the home - exposed concrete floors, clear maple cabinetry and a subtle blend of texture, color and shadows. Continue
When we think about the graciousness of Preston Hollow, we picture an original estate home built on many acres in the 1930s. This Desco Estate quickly became a landmark in El Parado, the earliest addition of Preston Hollow. This 1936 neoclassical estate home, perfectly placed on its present two acres with mature trees arching over its graceful and stately architecture, remains a Preston Hollow landmark.
You will enjoy the expansive veranda before you proceed through the deep arched entrance to the formal hall. From here you will find the large, classically proportioned spaces of the living room, dining room, butler's pantry, library, and sunroom that you would anticipate in a historic home. Sympathetically added is a large family room, an attached cabana and a separate guest house. On the second floor you will find four bedrooms, including an elaborate master bedroom suite. Continue
Highland Park Real Estate, Highland Park, Dallas Sold
When you think of Highland Park, you think of Beverly Drive and the original gracious homes from the 1920s sited on wide lots. Here, you have a Beverly Drive home designed in 1928 on .26 acres, with high ceilings, original detailing and the elegance you expect in Highland Park.
The recent renovation accentuates the natural light and open rooms of this 4,190 square foot home. Please contact me, Douglas Newby, at 214.522.1000 if you are interested in purchasing or selling a significant home. Continue
This Preston Hollow estate home was designed by Robbie Fusch on an acre lot that is cradled by the creek that meanders through the neighborhood. This delightful home is both formal and open, allowing the homeowners full enjoyment of the home and its surroundings. Continue
Modern Attached Single-Family in Northern Heights by Katy Trail Sold
Northern Heights is the coolest location for a modern residence as it is just a few doors down from the Katy Trail and just down the trail to the restaurants and shops on Knox Street in one direction and West Village in the other direction.
Katy Trail Home Represents Privacy, Vibrancy, and Value of Northern Heights
You will enjoy the tranquility of this predominantly single-family neighborhood. There is very little traffic in Northern Hills and Northern Heights since the neighborhoods are bordered by Highland Park on two sides, the Katy Trail on one side, and Turtle Creek Park on the other boundary. While secluded from traffic, on a tree-lined street this modern home is close to the most vibrant city life of Dallas and the parks and creeks of Highland Park. Continue
"Before" exterior images showing home prior to renovation. Please see 5373 Wenonah, Dallas, Texas for current images and information.
In 1955 architects Marion Fooshee and James Cheek designed this graceful home in the heart of Greenway Parks. It is placed on the largest lot in the neighborhood and with views of the gently curving streets, triangle parks, greenways, the boulevard and fountain. This architect designed home has been unaltered for almost 50 years. It is an important contributing structure to the mosaic of architectural styles and shapes that perpetuate the charm and appeal of Dallas' most successful 20th century neighborhood. Here is the finest opportunity to renovate and redefine an architecturally significant home in Greenway Parks. Continue
The Epitome of Preston Hollow Real Estate
Maurice Fatio trained in Switzerland and began his practice in New York. In the 1920s he was voted the most important architect in New York. His largest body of work is in Palm Beach and in Long Island where he built estate homes for society patrons and business tycoons.
Besides many important projects he designed outside of the US, he designed one of his most important, and his last large estate home in Dallas before he died in his mid 40s. This is Dallas' most important estate home. The renovation and expansion by architect Peter Marino is in the process of being completed. Continue
It is rare that the original craftsmanship, moldings, beams, and trim of a home survive 100 years and they have in this renovated home. The wood floors, wide passageways, and tall ceilings celebrate the original character of the home and its innate architectural modernity and its style was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Lot Next Door is Zoned for a Historic Single-Family Home
The adjacent Munger Place lot will be sold and the buyer is required to build a historic looking home with the height and setbacks of the original deed restrictions of the neighborhood. While many neighborhoods are disrupted by large or unsightly homes being built, you are protected by the Munger Place historic ordinance. Continue
This inspired modern home designed by architect Frank Welch expresses the best in a modern home. You will find it on an extraordinary site, in a fabulous neighborhood (Turtle Creek Park), and in a vibrant city (Dallas).
Embedded in a rugged natural environment, designed by architect Frank Welch, this modern home is embraced by trees and surrounded by the most enticing vibrancy of Dallas. The Katy Trail is right behind the home, connecting you to SMU, White Rock Lake, Trinity Groves and beyond. Turtle Creek, across the historic stone bridge at the end of the private drive, leads you through Highland Park in one direction and onto the Arts District in another. The best restaurants and shops are a stroll away.
Contemporary Home in Glen Abbey Neighborhood
Zillow Estimate: $5,326,694 Value
DCAD Value: $4,751,960
Architect Graham Greene of Oglesby•Greene Architects, recipient of the Dallas Chapter AIA 2010 Firm of the Year Award, designed this award-winning home. This home at 40 Braewood Place also received the 2010 AIA Interior Architecture Design Award.
Here is a home that looks traditional as it almost disappears from the street, but then as you walk next to a gurgling stream, down along the stone entrance path, under the canopy of a trellis and approach the front door, the blended nature of this magnificent modern home and dramatic site is revealed.
Still outside the front door, you can look through a glass-walled corridor into a garden, sweeping lawn and mature trees and see the gurgling stream reappear from under the entrance corridor, past a Koi pond, and flowing down a natural rock formation in a waterfall on its way to White Rock Creek below the bluff.
Contemporary Dallas Home Designed by Graham Greene
The home at 40 Braewood Place is a great example of how important a beautiful site is to a contemporary home.
Endless Views of Forest Beyond the Bluff
From the bluff or the third-floor rooftop terrace you will enjoy the endless views of Glen Abbey’s forested nature across the creek. This natural habitat invites ducks, geese, egrets, cardinals, songbirds and becomes a private bird sanctuary. At night it is quite remarkable to be in the city and not see residential or city lights.
Nature Becomes the Design Element of the Home
Nature so dramatically becomes the central design element that there is very little visual transition between the exterior and interior spaces. The continuous exterior and interior walls of a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired pattern of stacked Oklahoma Lueders stone further blurs the distinction of the interior and exterior spaces. Arizona Buckskin limestone continues from the entrance path through the front corridor to the exterior terraces. The interior and exterior spaces are also given equal importance by the use of Arizona Buckskin limestone continuing from the entrance path to the entrance corridor and on to all the terraces. Continue
Horizontal banks of tall double-hung windows across the front of the home allow natural light to illuminate the four-bedroom, three and one-half bath Munger Place Historic District home. The front porch roof shields the home from the harsh midday sun. The wide, three-foot eaves that are another architectural signature of Munger Place further protect the interior from direct afternoon sun. The wide and deep front porch contributes to the architectural continuity of the historic district and provides another living space for family or another space to entertain visiting friends or neighbors.