‘Dallas Modern’ Chronicles The 20 Most Stunning Modern Homes in Big D

Dallas Modern Cover

Still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Realtor, stager, photographer, architect, or house porn enthusiast? Dallas Architecture Forum has come out with just the thing: a monograph (a fancy word for coffee table book) about Dallas modern architecture. “Dallas Modern” features 20 of the most outstanding (you guessed it) modern homes in Dallas, with each property getting its very own chapter.

The book includes detailed photographs of the interiors and exteriors of the homes, as well as essays and floorplans. The 11-by-11, 215-page, glossy hardback book comes with a colorful dust jacket and will set you back $74.14 with tax and shipping.

That’s a paltry sum, we think, to have the opportunity to gaze at these beauties whenever you want. Interested? Order here.

Remember That Box of a House on Mockingbird? You Can See Its Insides on June 4

Mockingbird June 4

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.


You guys! Did you know that some of the most amazing homes designed by some of the hottest modern architects will be open for your viewing pleasure on May 11? Now you do!

We have a pair of tickets to give away today only to the May 11 Spring Modern Home Tour presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s and benefiting the Dallas Architecture Forum. The tour is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and features some of the most beautiful modern properties.


The homes on this tour are absolute modern eye candy. Two of the houses on the tour were designed by W2 Studio, which also collaborated on a third with Spun Creative. The fourth home was designed  by David Benners Architecture.

I’m sure you’re wondering how you can win tickets to mosey through these amazing properties. All you have to do is leave a comment right here by 5 p.m.! We’ll announce the winner tomorrow.


For even more modern fun, don’t forget the Dallas Modern Expo next weekend. Tickets are still available!

Don’t forget to enter to win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour, too, by commenting on this post!

Photo: Paper City

When some very well known art collectors asked Bud Oglesby to design their Highland Park home, they couldn’t have known that it would be the last residential building the sought-after modern architect would dream up.

I know we call it “Monday Morning Millionaire,” but this house is truly priceless. And so is this opportunity.

Photo: Paper City

If you’ve always wanted to shuffle through an Oglesby-designed home (and who wouldn’t?) the Dallas Architecture Forum is hosting a reception inside Oglesby’s final modern masterpiece in Highland Park tomorrow at 6 p.m. You can also gawk at the new owners’ incredible collection of contemporary art, all lit by the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the home.

Photo: Paper City

It’s all part of the forum’s 365 Modern Living series. You can find out more about the event, and even buy tickets, on the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website. The talk will set you back $75, and the design team will have a brief talk at around 6:45 p.m. Valet parking is provided, and attire is business/cocktail.