Sleek Modern Has Surprising Pops of Style and Color Throughout

2211 N. Fitzhugh Front

We’ve talked a lot about East Village and the neighborhood’s battles with commercial development, but we don’t really talk too much about the homeowners who would be affected by a huge big-box store moving in nearby. This beautiful townhome at 2211 N. Fitzhugh is a great example of an East Village property, though. This sleek, open home has everything you could want in an urban address, with three bedrooms, three full baths, and a gorgeous deck for entertaining.

This is a Clay Stapp + Co. listing from Realtor Matt Scobee, and it is just phenomenal inside! Jump for more!


1531 San Saba Front

Dan Koller, the absolutely incredible publications manager over at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, sent this listing my way on Monday. “Something tells me this house will tickle your fancy,” Koller said. Holy cannoli, was he right! Not only that, but I drive by this home all the time, but I had no idea what kind of wonder was set across the cute red bridge from the street.

That’s what’s perfect about this home: It’s so secluded and private that the only thing you can see from the street is the little bridge. But what sits across that lovely little bridge is what makes this house at 1531 San Saba worthy of our “High Caliber Home of the Week” title. Truly, this house is a sight to be seen, and won’t be around for long. Why worry about hitting snags with financing when you could have a lender that takes pains to make sure your pre-approval and mortgage paperwork goes as smoothly as possible. That’s what Lisa Peters does at Caliber Home Loans. Find out more about her high-caliber service by calling her today.


Stunning Lionel Morrison Original in Sought After Urban Reserve

51 Vanguard Front

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.


1980s Contemporary Remodeled For Dramatic Modern Living

10830 Hayfield Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Remember yesterday’s post with a little blurb by Wilson Fuqua? The renowned architect talked about how some homes just need the deft, artful touch of an architect to be transformed from ugly ducklings into sleek swans. I like to think that this home at 10830 Hayfield is a stunning example of this idea. Built in 1981, this soft contemporary likely had a muted neutral palette and an unhealthy amount of carpet everywhere.

Since then, this listing from Brandon Stewart has been updated to sleek, chic modern perfection.


AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Features Modern Marvels From Local Architects

PV14 1

It seems like every year AIA Dallas puts on its fall home tour, they up the ante of style and substance. This year’s AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, held Saturday and Sunday Nov. 1-2, is no different.

The tour, which is self-guided and open to the public, will feature the outstanding work of AIA Dallas architects. The tour will feature the recently completed shipping container home from Michael Gooden Design, PV14. The home, named for its address on Peavy Road and for the number of shipping containers the home is constructed with, has sweeping views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas. The other eight homes, which also include a Howard Meyer renovation, are no slouches, either.


Ticket Giveaway! 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour

The "Rose House" by Howard Meyer

The “Rose House” by Howard Meyer

We are just buzzing about this year’s Spring Modern Home Tour sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. This tour will feature some of the most incredible modern homes in Dallas and the Park Cities. Seriously, just phenomenal feats of architecture and design. It’s the brainchild of Jeff Levine of

The tour will open four modern homes on May 17 for a self-guided perusal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dallas Architectural Forum. We just love this tour! And guess what! We here at have THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to give away!

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8506 Eustis FrontIts Dec. 31, 2013 and technically, it’s still the “Year of the Midcentury Modern,” as I dubbed it yesterday. No better way to go out than to feature another great mid-mod on Eustis, an East Dallas street known for its midcentury architecture.

8506 Eustis is a very cool mid-mod that has some really insane features, the first of which you can spot from the curb. Do you see that huge tree growing up through the roof next to the fireplace? Also, I love the original red brick and the cool storage area off of the car port (a typical covered parking solution for homes built during the boom of American auto industry.

8506 Eustis Living 8506 Eustis Fireplace

Inside you’ll find hallmarks of mid-mod architecture such as clerestory windows, exposed brick, vaulted ceilings with open beams, huge faceted windows, and gobs of natural light. As for cool features inside, you’ll love the trapezoidal fireplace opening, which is certainly creative and eye-catching. In the dining area there is an original redwood wall that gives the whole side of the house a feeling of warmth. The flooring is tres cool, too, with the cut-away wood giving way to linen-faced ceramic tile through the dining and kitchen areas.

8506 Eustis Dining 8506 Eustis Kitchen

In the kitchen, check out the grain on the cabinets, which is the perfect foil for the Carrera marble counters and brand-new industrial-grade stainless steel appliances and apron sink. The mosaic backsplash is visually attractive, but almost too busy when placed next to the texture of the cabinet faces. Still, I love it, and the pendant lights are just absolutely perfect.

8506 Eustis Master

Now, the bummer is that, while we know this 1,254-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two baths, we don’t get any photos of the baths in this listing. What gives on that? Another head-scratcher is that this home was originally listed for $314,900, but was reduced to $299,000, and has still sat on the market for more than three months — unheard of with this style and location. It’s under contract right now, but I’m still wondering about why we don’t get a look in the backyard, either.


Still, I love this home terribly. Considering that this home was purchased from its original owner in 2012 and was restored to this condition in just over a year, I think 8506 Eustis is an outstanding property to go out on for 2013. What do you think?