The stacked duplex is a popular Dallas architectural convention. Often, these duplexes have similar elements of Tudor cottages or Spanish Eclectic homes. A series of these homes are found in several East Dallas and Lakewood neighborhoods, along with Highland Park, University Park and Oak Lawn. These duplex residences give each family a full floor, high ceilings, many windows and a front balcony porch or balcony to enjoy.
Popular in the 1920 and 1930s, stacked duplexes are peculiar to Dallas in both their abundance and predilection for Spanish and Tudor elements. While most cities have side-by-side two story duplexes or row houses, Dallas has stacked duplexes that have only one visible front door to be consistent with the surrounding single-family homes. On the narrow street of LaVista, these duplexes repeat themselves. On Normandy there is a series of similar duplexes with variations of the facade. On Binkley the duplexes have been converted to single-family residences.