Scott Lyons, Dallas Architect

Past Dallas and Texas Architect

Scott Lyons, FAIA, originally worked for O’Neil Ford and continued exploring the same architectural themes. As a one-man office, he designed important Highland Park residences and country homes using indigenous materials, screened-in porches and sprawling houses that created courtyards.

Example of Homes Architect Scott Lyons Designed

Modern Home For Sale on 1.53 Acres

10210 Gaywood Road, Dallas, Texas, 75229
Living Room of Period Modern Home Overlooking Water and Trees

Overlooking 12-Acre Private Garden on Other Side of Pond

Best Sited Texas Modern Home in Preston Hollow Estate Area – Scott Lyons Architect – Sold by Douglas Newby

Architect Scott Lyons enhanced a magical setting with a Texas Modern home that is thrust into nature with close and distant views in three directions of trees, gardens, a wide spring-fed creek and pond, and a twelve-acre private garden that is meticulously groomed and blooming. Scott Lyons designed homes for the most prominent and successful families including Ed Cox who this home was designed for in 1963 in the Mayflower Estates Neighborhood. This Preston Hollow estate home is  a city home but without any other homes within its views.

View of Pond is Visible Through Brise-Soleil of Entrance Terrace of Texas Modern Home
View of Pond is Visible Through Brise-Soleil of Entrance Terrace of Texas Modern Home

Modern Architecture That Embraces Site and Surrounding Nature

This 8,208 square foot, four bedroom home has materials that blend into the site.  The soft Mexican brick continuous interior and exterior walls in the tradition of O’Neil Ford further push this modern home into nature.  Wrap around balconies and terraces off several rooms extend the Scott Lyons’ living spaces under a canopy of trees.

Preston Hollow Modern Home for Sale

10240 Gaywood Road, Dallas, Texas
Texas Modern Preston Hollow Neighborhood Home

10240 Gaywood Road, Dallas, Texas

Spectacular Preston Hollow Acreage and Value – Sold by Douglas Newby

The 2.63 acres is perfectly located to enjoy the 40 acres of ascending tree tops on the neighboring 25 acre Hicks and 15 acre Phillips estates both of which adjoin President George and Laura Bush’s Mayflower estate home. The property is spread along 460 feet of a spring fed creek and small lake. Views of a 10 acre private garden across the creek enhance the tranquility and privacy of this site.

The incredible width of this estate property allows ample room for a tennis court adjacent to the 3,800 square foot Nick Glazbrook designed guest house. A large swimming pool, terraces, gardens, mature trees, rugged ravine, broad grass meanderings along the creek and small lake which relate visually to the beautiful garden views of the adjacent estate properties.

One of Dallas’ Most Important Modern Homes Designed in Last 25 Years

Architect Scott Lyons designed what is considered one of the most important and well built modern homes found in Dallas. This 9,902 square foot modern residence and 3,800 square foot guest house is a very private and aesthetically pleasing expression of an indigenous Texas style. It is a home of quality, built with extraordinary materials and engineering and has beautiful views of land, trees, a creek and a lake. It includes the primary residence, three-car garage and pool on 1.4 acres and a separate guest house on the adjoining 1.23 acres.

3711 Lexington Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Modern Home

On the fascia of the Lexington House, he introduces cobalt blue ceramic tile imported from Asia for this stone Texas Modern home he designed in 1958. Torn Down 2011.

4701 Drexel Drive, Dallas, Texas

Scott Lyons designed this international style house with a touch of regionalism. Scott Lyons was a modernist who used indigenous material and created graceful spaces. The guest house home and the house in the country take the Texas indigenous theme a step further. The intersecting gabled sections create a courtyard so often used in Texas houses. While soft tan brick is employed, the home is crisper and more elegant than many regional homes. 4701 Drexel has been generously made available to Dallas and remains one of the city’s favorite homes.

3428 Saint Johns Drive, Dallas, Texas

This Scott Lyons designed home has been featured in our blog. Please visit the Dallas Architecture Blog to read the full feature and to see more photos.

3609 Lexington Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3609 Lexington Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas