Web Analytics
Douglas Newby
Architecturally Significant Homes
Horse & Trolly

David Braden Design
665 West Colorado Boulevard, Dallas, Texas

Oak Cliff Modern Home on Colorado, 1950

David Braden designed this home in Oak Cliff at 665 West Colorado in 1950. This home is just a cube with square-hipped roof but built on a severe slope by a creek and in a flood plain. It visually becomes a floating cube sheathed in redwood and brick, blending into the forest in the background. David Braden recounts that "In the early 1950s all the architects wanted to be in California or at least designing like the California architects." Harwell Hamilton Harris and his contemporaries were the inspiration for these Dallas architects. 665 West Colorado, with a half basement that also serves as the foundation of the house, is certainly reminiscent of this California style and even of the home Harwell Hamilton Harris designed a few years later on Rockbrook. To a lesser degree, but like Howard Meyer, David Braden was also influenced by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in the depression of a flood plain, the home remains level with the horizon and simultaneously emerges vertically from the flood plain.

Kessler Park Real Estate
[wpforms id="41131" title="false" description="false"]
<div class="wpforms-container wpforms-container-full" id="wpforms-41131"><form id="wpforms-form-41131" class="wpforms-validate wpforms-form wpforms-ajax-form" data-formid="41131" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="/home/665-west-colorado-boulevard-dallas-texas/" data-token="72103b151fe766609dd45941c8f87c93"><noscript class="wpforms-error-noscript">Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.</noscript><div class="wpforms-field-container"><div id="wpforms-41131-field_1-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-name" data-field-id="1"><label class="wpforms-field-label wpforms-label-hide" for="wpforms-41131-field_1">Name <span class="wpforms-required-label">*</span></label><div class="wpforms-field-row wpforms-field-large"><div class="wpforms-field-row-block wpforms-first wpforms-one-half"><input type="text" id="wpforms-41131-field_1" class="wpforms-field-name-first wpforms-field-required" name="wpforms[fields][1][first]" placeholder="Enter your first name..." required><label for="wpforms-41131-field_1" class="wpforms-field-sublabel after wpforms-sublabel-hide">First</label></div><div class="wpforms-field-row-block wpforms-one-half"><input type="text" id="wpforms-41131-field_1-last" class="wpforms-field-name-last wpforms-field-required" name="wpforms[fields][1][last]" placeholder="Enter your last name..." required><label for="wpforms-41131-field_1-last" class="wpforms-field-sublabel after wpforms-sublabel-hide">Last</label></div></div></div><div id="wpforms-41131-field_2-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-email" data-field-id="2"><label class="wpforms-field-label wpforms-label-hide" for="wpforms-41131-field_2">Email <span class="wpforms-required-label">*</span></label><input type="email" id="wpforms-41131-field_2" class="wpforms-field-large wpforms-field-required" name="wpforms[fields][2]" placeholder="Enter your email address..." required></div><div id="wpforms-41131-field_3-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-phone" data-field-id="3"><label class="wpforms-field-label wpforms-label-hide" for="wpforms-41131-field_3">Phone <span class="wpforms-required-label">*</span></label><input type="tel" id="wpforms-41131-field_3" class="wpforms-field-large wpforms-field-required wpforms-masked-input" data-inputmask="&#039;mask&#039;: &#039;(999) 999-9999&#039;" data-rule-us-phone-field="true" name="wpforms[fields][3]" placeholder="Enter your phone number..." required></div><div id="wpforms-41131-field_4-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-textarea" data-field-id="4"><label class="wpforms-field-label wpforms-label-hide" for="wpforms-41131-field_4">Message</label><textarea id="wpforms-41131-field_4" class="wpforms-field-small" name="wpforms[fields][4]" placeholder="Enter your message..." ></textarea></div><div id="wpforms-41131-field_5-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-hidden" data-field-id="5"><input type="hidden" id="wpforms-41131-field_5" name="wpforms[fields][5]" value="http://dougnewby.com/home/665-west-colorado-boulevard-dallas-texas"></div><div id="wpforms-41131-field_6-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-hidden" data-field-id="6"><input type="hidden" id="wpforms-41131-field_6" name="wpforms[fields][6]" value="Popup"></div></div><div class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-hp"><label for="wpforms-41131-field-hp" class="wpforms-field-label">Name</label><input type="text" name="wpforms[hp]" id="wpforms-41131-field-hp" class="wpforms-field-medium"></div><div class="wpforms-submit-container" ><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[id]" value="41131"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[author]" value="1"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[post_id]" value="3296"><button type="submit" name="wpforms[submit]" class="wpforms-submit om-trigger-conversion" id="wpforms-submit-41131" value="wpforms-submit" aria-live="assertive" data-alt-text="Sending..." data-submit-text="Please Contact Me">Please Contact Me</button><img src="http://dougnewby.com/wp-content/plugins/wpforms/assets/images/submit-spin.svg" class="wpforms-submit-spinner" style="display: none;" width="26" height="26" alt=""></div></form></div> <!-- .wpforms-container -->
Douglas Newby is the Nation's #1 Realtor for Architecturally Significant Homes.
CallEmail