Douglas Newby, Specializing In,
Homes, Modern, Historic,
and Dallas Estate Homes
If you are interested in art, architecture, design
and the aesthetic fabric of Dallas, you have come
to the right place. Your interest is my passion.
Representing Buyers and Sellers: Architecturally Significant Homes
Douglas Newby continually helps Buyers and Sellers outperform the market. Douglas Newby sees the true value of neighborhoods, sites, and homes, and is effective in changing perception and accelerating momentum, raising the worth of neighborhoods and homes.
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TEDxTalk by Douglas Newby
Architect David Williams Architecturally Significant Home Not Yet in MLS
David Williams Designed Home
David Williams Originated Texas Modern Style
Architect David Williams originated the Texas Modern Style inspired by Texas and Louisiana indigenous homes. The home at 6292 Mercedes Avenue in Wilshire Heights Neighborhood in Dallas that he designed for Ray McDowell in 1927 is where David Williams jumped off from the blatant Spanish Colonial eclecticism prevalent in the 1920s and designed a more “Texas Colonial” style home reflecting the indigenous qualities of East Texas and Louisiana. As architectural historian Jay C. Henry wrote in his fabulous book, Architecture in Texas 1895-1945, David Williams’ work was further inspired by the colonists led by Stephen Fuller Austin in 1821. David Williams said, “Their comfort demanded a little beauty and a great deal of taste. There is not in any one of these houses built in the Southwest before 1850 an instance of imitation of foreign styles, of sham, of striving for effect, of any use of unnatural, unnecessary ornament or of material not structural and fit for its purpose….Their style is modern, for it satisfies all the requirements of modern design and construction.”
Max Levy Architect Designed Greenway Parks Modern Home Not in MLS Sold by Award Winning Realtor Douglas Newby
Dallas Modern Home - Sold by Douglas Newby
Max Levy Architect Designed Modern Home in Greenway Parks
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Max Levy, FAIA, designed this home to embrace nature. He did this by designing the home to fully enjoy the five large live oak trees on the property and to reflect the greenways and the sense of nature in the neighborhood. Max Levy said that by respecting the trees, he was able to orchestrate a floor plan so that views from the home would be centered on the five live oak trees. The rooftop screen porch in the center of the home creates a treehouse space that enjoys a fireplace and view of the pool and the green of the garden.
Douglas Newby is an insider guide at the intersection of art, architecture, neighborhoods and community.
Featured Neighborhood - Greenway Parks is Comprised of Architect Designed Homes
The Mission of Douglas Newby and Architecturally Significant Homes
National award-winning realtor Douglas Newby identifies and illuminates architecturally significant homes and the potential inventory of architecturally significant homes.Douglas Newby’s favorites are those architecturally significant homes that make the homeowners happy living, working and playing in the home, and that are on the best sites in the finest neighborhoods.
Our mission is to help clients like you, home buyers, who are passionate about design and their environment buy or build a home that contributes to the community, is an aesthetic example for future architectural projects, and is a home that reflects your personality and purpose. Whether you are looking for an estate home, an architecturally significant home, or an architect designed modern home, we will assist you in identifying the significant home that is meant for you and help you acquire that home at the best price in the best way. This site is designed to be your introductory resource for Dallas neighborhoods and architecture. Your call is welcome so together we can discuss and interpret the nuance of the market, the potential inventory of significant homes, and develop a strategy to ensure you find a home you love that has real value.
I offer the finest homes and represent clients with the greatest understanding of aesthetics, architecture, and design. Please call me to see if I should represent you.
If You Desire an Architecturally Significant Home You Will Love, Douglas Newby Invites You to Call or Contact Him
Architecture as Art
Significant Homes, Dallas Estate Homes, Modern Homes, Architect Designed Homes
You recognize good architecture as art and we want to help you discover the architecturally significant homes, estate homes and modern homes in Dallas’s finest neighborhoods where you can find architecture that is art. Cognizant that time is your most precious commodity, we will efficiently review the entire on-market and off-market inventory of homes you appreciate and seek, homes of real value.
A note of thanks for a most civilized experience ... our recent home sale was conducted with such efficiency, discretion, and geniality that we know that our buyers were as pleased with the ease of the sale/purchase process as we. Your marketing of our home with such sensitivity to the particular merits of our property and of our neighborhood led to a surplus of potential buyers at the end --- a very rewarding experience! In our 30 years of buying and selling homes in three states, never have we enjoyed such confidence in our realtor nor worried so little about the eventual successful outcome.
It is an additional satisfaction to know how well you have matched our beloved home with its new owners.
- James and Patricia Shinn
Director of Dallas International Affairs
Turtle Creek Park Homeowner
My Favorite Introduction of Douglas Newby - Delivered by Mary Vernon
Introducing Doug Newby to Town and Gown is like going into Sherwood Forest in the old days and introducing Robin Hood to his own merry band. We all know Doug Newby so well as leader and prankster, as the serious questioner and the defender of neighborhoods, as a figure of fashion, and as a friend.
What a Treat to be Introduced by Mary Vernon
What a treat to be introduced by Mary Vernon as the speaker at an SMU Town and Gown Meeting. Mary Vernon is a legend at SMU as a professor and as a splendid artist collected by sophisticated patrons and museums. She is the past President of the SMU Faculty Senate, Chair of the SMU Art Department, and past President of SMU Town and Gown. Most importantly, she is a friend I greatly admire and who can pack much information and insight into a few humorous paragraphs. Thank you, Mary!
Douglas Newby Insights on Instagram
On Douglas Newby Instagram you can see and read how Douglas Newby interprets Dallas, homes, real estate, and the ongoing evolution of Dallas neighborhoods. You will also see his recommendations and suggestions for making Dallas the best city in the country by looking at his Instagram or Dallas Architecture Blog.
March 13, 2023, 5:24 am - From graduate student looking work on the first level of the Guggenheim Museum, Alex Katz’ work ascends to the highest level and to the triumphant and concluding piece of the... See More
February 20, 2023, 7:44 am - Pure ice on the first day this architecturally significant historic home was on the market. Today, my clients are enjoying their new home on a sunny day. Ice is a... See More
Ford and Cece
February 9, 2023, 7:23 am - Ford and Cece are in the house when you see a yellow Corvette. For decades they have driven a new model yellow Corvette. In Highland Park Village at Cafe Pacific... See More
February 27, 2023, 6:16 am - Michael Lee, a brilliant designer and a Highland Park native, has reclaimed Dallas as his home and continues to reclaim Dallas architectural components and artifacts from architecturally significant homes and... See More
February 18, 2023, 8:02 am - The Dallas Museum of Art and Director Agustin Arteaga continues to inform and delight with a wide and deep spectrum of exhibitions. Recently opening was “Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools:... See More
Orbit of Jim Young
December 12, 2022, 5:41 am - Jim Young, 40th employee of EDS, is presented first ever Texas Business Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award and given tribute by Morton Meyerson. In fact, Dallas icon Morton Meyerson,... See More
Douglas Newby I could write a novella extolling your virtues but I know you are a humble person at heart. Suffice it to say that you have been nothing short of amazing. Thanks so much for all you’ve done to help with this process!
Douglas Newby Insights on Dallas Architecture Blog
The Characteristics of Homes People Love
For the people who really love their home, 10 characteristics that make them happy come up over and over again... See More
Listen to an Insiders Look at Dallas
Hear Douglas Newby on the podcast Deconstructing Dallas make the case that Trinity Groves in Dallas would make a great home for Amazon HQ2.
Architecturally Significant - Another Look
Direction of Dallas and Urban Growth
Should the direction of Dallas urban growth continue to grow north? Does inserting low-income housing in North Dallas create an inclusive urban growth direction for Dallas? Does the direction of... See More
Architectually Significant Homes
See architect designed modern and historically significant homes in the Architecturally Significant section. See More
Dallas Architecture Blog
Read current architecture articles on the Dallas Architecture Blog. What Makes Some Modern Architecture Timeless? See More
Dallas Modern Homes, Mid Century Modern and Texas Modern
This section of Architecturally Significant Homes website has been dedicated to showcasing the finest modern homes in Dallas. Wether they be Texas Modern, Mid Century Modern or Quintessential Modern. See More
President George Bush Selects Home
Read New York Daily News story on President Bush’s new home and original post explaining why this home fit all of President and Mrs. Bush’s criteria before story “broke”. And view CNN interviewing Douglas Newby discussing President Bush’s new home. Read the Wall Street Journal article on President Bush purchasing a new home and the NPR article on President Bush’s new neighborhood. See More
Elements of Style
The architectural style and history of Dallas is best expressed and understood through its neighborhoods and individual houses, not its commercial or public monuments. Designed by an intertwining family of... See More
The Finest Estate Home in America Found
There are faux estate homes, builder homes, spec homes, development homes, but proper estate homes are much different. The finest estate homes elevate the cultural consciousness. See More
Highland Park Neighborhoods
See photographs of historically significant homes and Highland Park homes for sale found in the Highland Park Neighborhoods. See More
Wall Street Journal Gives Award
Douglas Newby – Hall of Fame Award Winner. Douglas Newby was presented by The Wall Street Journal with the nation’s Best Property Marketing Campaign award See More
Douglas Newby takes TED Stage
Douglas Newby takes the stage for an audience response during Session 12 of TED 2011, as TED curator Chris Anderson looks on. February 28 – March 4, Long Beach, CA.... See More
Dallas Architects and Preservationists Ponder Unified Vision for City
February 2005 KERA Interview with Douglas Newby, by Catherine Cuellar, KERA 90.1 reporter See More
French Newspaper Libération discusses with Douglas Newby the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District and international architects who have contributed to Dallas. See More
I’ve worked with the best real estate brokers across the country all my life, when it comes to the best Dallas residential real estate broker, I think who else is there but Douglas Newby? Thank you for all your extraordinary efforts. You are a superb negotiator.
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Preston Hollow Homeowner
Dallas Neighborhoods of Significant Architecture
Highland Park Real Estate, Preston Hollow Real Estate, and other Prestigious Neighborhoods
You will benefit from our specialty of architecturally significant, historic, estate and architect designed homes in Dallas and its finest neighborhoods, representing real estate: Preston Hollow, Highland Park, Turtle Creek, Greenway Parks, Volk Estates, Bluffview, University Park, Mayflower Estates, Lakewood, Swiss Avenue, White Rock Lake, Munger Place, Park Cities, Bent Tree; and further benefiting you by recognizing and understanding good design and Dallas estate homes by Dallas' best architects.
Dallas, a YouTube Look at Architecturally Significant Homes and Neighborhoods
Dallas, a City of Prosperity, Culture, and Character
Art, Architecture, and History
It’s to your advanage to have a Dallas real estate broker knowledgeable, experienced and keenly interested in art, architecture, history, and the character and well being of Dallas. I understand the past and future of Dallas, a city with a river park larger than the city of San Francisco, with two mile-long, skyscraper high Calatrava bridges connecting modern mixed-use development on both sides of the city, a cultural district bringing international acclaim and a city of distinct neighborhoods, historically significant homes, refined residences, Dallas modern homes, mid century homes, distinguished estate homes, Dallas historic homes and homes of architectural significance. Whether relocation takes you to Dallas or you are already a Dallas resident, Call me to see if I should represent you when you are looking for or selling an architecturally significant home or a dramatic building site desired by Dallas' best architects. I understand a home is your greatest design decision.
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Dear Mr. Newby,
I enjoy referencing your website in my continued journey in learning about both historical and modern residential architecture in Dallas. Your photography on the site is exquisite, and your eye for detail is certainly recognized….Thanks for all you do to promote the recognition of architecturally significant structures and the field of architectural and interior design.
-Jan Parker, FASID
Director of the School of Interior Design
The Art Institute of Dallas
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Top 5 Inspired Homes to Shelter in Place, Fall 2020
Shelter in place makes us think about homes in a new way and appreciate homes in a fresh way. These homes have been selected as the top five inspired homes to shelter in place because they all make staying at home a treat not a trial. Important architects designed all these shelter in place top five homes; however, they range from modern to traditional, Texas modern to historic in style. The common denominator is that they are immersed in nature and surrounded by vibrancy. During shelter in place these five homes are perfect for living, working, and playing in the home. What makes us happy is found in these top five inspired homes to shelter in place.