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O’Neil Ford Designed Texas Modern
3514 Rock Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas

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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

Architect O’Neil Ford Designed Texas Modern Home in Turtle Creek CorridorA 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.

Modern Renovation Accentuates Design

In 1939 O’Neil Ford and Arch Swank designed this home, committed to making Texas homes as true to the principals of modern architecture as the modernists in Europe. This Texas modern home was a great triumph that was maintained but untouched for over 60 years. The recent renovation accentuates the open spaces and clean lines, warmth and natural elegance of the home.

Master Bedroom Suite in Treetops

All three bedrooms, including the master bedroom suite, are in the tree tops with views of three acres of forest. The breakfast room and original library open to the elevated screen porch, a recognized element of the early David Williams and O’Neil Ford homes.

To discuss further this extraordinary example of early Texas Modernism or O’Neil Ford, contact me, Douglas Newby at 214-522-1000 or go to Dallas Architecture Blog.

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