Edward Durell Stone

Past International Architect

Edward Durell Stone grew up in Arkansas and followed his older brother to New York where he studied art. He became one of the most important architects in the world for his international style, sheathed in a bris soleil. His projects include the US Embassy at New Delhi, the US Pavilion for the Brussels World Fair in 1958, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and his most important residence, which he designed in Dallas. This home, designed simultaneously with the US Embassy at New Deli, can be found at Park Lane and Meadowbrook.

Example of Homes Architect Edward Durell Stone Designed

5243 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas

Architecturally Significant

The renovation of this internationally important residence, including reclaiming the pool and floating dining room island, was completed in 2007. Comparable to Edward Durell Stone’s international projects, this 1957 Park Lane project was his most important and favorite residential work.

Preston Hollow Modern Home Designed by Edward Durell Stone

5243 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas
Edward Durell Stone Designed Home in Preston Hollow

5243 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas

Edward Durell Stone – Sold by Douglas Newby

The same architect who brought international modernism to New York, designed the New York Museum of Modern Art and important buildings around the world, designed his most famous house in Dallas in 1956.

Edward Durell Stone was one of a handful of international architects who had the ability to design prominent skyscrapers, the symbol of the 20th century, modern museums looking at art and collections in a new way, and homes combining technology with humanity.

The open floor plan eliminates hallways in this 10,000 square foot home. The tall ceilings, walls of windows and glass doors celebrate light and the outside. Denby marble from Vermont, cut and polished in Italy connote elegance, the hand-carved arabesque wooden screens celebrate craftsmanship. The concrete pier and beam foundation reinforced with steel beams establish the quality of construction and renovation.

Courtyards create and protect outdoor space and provide the same sense of serenity on one acre as country estates on much more land. The peristyle extends views over vast amounts of landscaped land. This is the ultimate 1950s Mid-Century Modern home; a celebration of the clean edge of the machine and the soft hand of the artist. Please contact me, Douglas Newby, at 214.522.1000 if you are interested in purchasing or selling a significant home.