Stunning Lionel Morrison Original in Sought After Urban Reserve

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You already know we love sleek, innovative modern design here at That kind of angular, bright, and clean architecture has no greater exemplar than Lionel Morrison. This architect is known for creating bright open spaces that still feel private. These homes are perfect for those who love diffused light, panoramic views, and privacy.

You can get all of that in this home, plus an opportunity to live in one of the most architecturally interesting neighborhoods in Dallas: Urban Reserve.


8643 Groveland Side Twilight

They have great views!

OK, that was a really bad joke, but it does illustrate why our Friday Four Hundred this week is an amazing property. This modern home at 8643 Groveland was just featured in the White Rock Home Tour, and is a gorgeous example of sustainable architecture and design. Not only does this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath modern masterpiece have tons of windows all around its exterior, but it takes advantage of the nature surrounding the home, allowing the homeowner to feel more connected to the outside space. It’s not a huge home at 1,550 square feet, but thanks to the windows, it feels that way. It’s listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor Jude Nash for $469,000.

Everything is better about this home at 10239 Better Dr. Why? Because it was taken to the studs a few years ago by an owner with vision. They kept the modern soul of this Midcentury Modern home built in 1953, but brought it into 21st century, making it worth the $599,000 asking price, in my honest opinion.

The interiors are cool and modern, but not cold. I think that’s mostly thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors paired with the slate tile throughout much of the living area. This is a modern home with lofty ceilings that is perfect for oversized furniture.

Here are the stats: You get three bedrooms, two and a half baths over 2,614 square feet and two garage spaces in this Midway Hills home. There are tons of upgrades in this house, and even the most discerning homeowner will fall in love with the finish-out.

The kitchen is beautiful and fits seamlessly with the rest of the home. Dark wood cabinets go perfectly with the stainless steel appliances and Silestone counters. It’s a balance and contrast with high-end appliances such as a SubZero fridge and a Viking stove. I am in love!

The master bedroom looks to the backyard with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. If you’re a bit shy and you’re thinking of putting in blinds or window treatments, this is not the house for you.


The master baths is gorgeous, too, with an angular tub and beautiful double vanities. Check out the shower, too! This is a home for a true lover of the contemporary.

The pool, well, it’s the real eye-catcher. This is not any ordinary concrete hole in the ground, as the lush lawn edges right up to this rectangular oasis. There is an additional courtyard patio in the front of the home that is perfect for entertaining.

Want to get up close and personal? This home is open Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.

If there ever was a deal on a beautiful Midcentury Modern, 3212 Mapleleaf Circle is it, folks. For just $325,000 you can not only own this gorgeous modern home with beautiful architectural details, but you can live in Oak Cliff, an area that is appreciating head and shoulders above most of Dallas.


Now, when you’re looking at the interiors, just imagine them without the decor and with a fresh coat of paint. I was kind of put off by the large leather chesterfields and bird cages, but they won’t be there when you move in, dear reader. All that will be left are the floors, walls, the huge windows and that beautiful kitchen with the stainless steel appliances.

This three/three with gameroom is a great spot for a family, or a crowd of entertainers. There is so much natural light, too, that it would be a great home to show off an art collection. And the backyard does anything but disappoint. A huge patio plus a pool? For just $325K? Amazing!

This uptown home, owned by a very well-known interior designer, is on the market for $395,000.

It’s funny how, just like their owners, houses have distinct personalities. I imagine some as refined Scotch drinkers who both have and are acquired tastes. Some are classics, some are works of art, and some are better off seeing the business end of a wrecking ball.

And some, well, they take your breath away like a gorgeous gal in a trendy sportscar. That’s 2712 Throckmorton, which is marketed by David Griffin himself! With all of the angles, textures, and colors, this home will get your engine running!

As I understand it, this unit is one of six designed by architect Ed Baum. Not only are the homes stunning, but they have an award-winning pedigree, too. Besides being recognized by the American Institute of Architecture, “These homes have been published (including a feature story in DWELL magazine) and have received most positive attention in the press for their innovative and forward thinking urban design,” the listing says.

This two-bedroom, two-bath unit is centered around a gorgeous courtyard. Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area and one of the bedrooms look in on the outdoor space, which would be perfect for entertaining.

Everything about this house is tres chic and super sleek, from the kitchen with bamboo and stainless, to the painted beam ceiling, even to the hallway, which, with huge bookshelves, is perfect for any bibliophile.

This is Uptown, though, and with all this space (more than 1,600 square feet, if you’re keeping track!), expect to fork over some dough. With this home, you really do pay for location, and this location doesn’t disappoint, clocking in at more than $236 per square foot!

Of course, it’s a great spot, smack dab between the Tollway and Oak Lawn. You get accessibility and culture (and nightlife!) and a really sexy house!