This Highland Park house was a controversy before it was even built. Neighbors in Craftsman, traditional, and Mediterranean mansions surrounding this modern modular home on Mockingbird (say that five times fast!) were up in arms on the design.
If you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about, the Dallas Architecture Forum will host a Modern Living Cocktail Reception at the Russell Buchanan-designed home June 4. Cheekily dubbed “Inside The Box,” guests can expect a talk from the designer at 6:45 p.m., cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and a visual tour. The business casual event lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. and will set you back $75 per person.
Here’s the write-up from the Dallas Architecture Forum website:
MOCKINGBIRD residence is one of the most experimental and controversial new residences in Dallas. The building is clad in an ultra energy-efficient metal insulated panel system that combines maximum protection with minimum long-term maintenance. Designed for a young family in the stone import and fabrication business, the 4,410 sq ft residence contains a main building in a simple rectilinear shape, designed in plan using five equal squares. Adjacent to the main building is an entry vestibule clad entirely in onyx slab. Completing the composition is a polished black stone wall for privacy and security. Tailored details, such as the quirk miter at corners, subtly refer to the craft of the owners’ livelihood.