Dallas Architecture

Architecture is Our Public Art

-Douglas Newby

Architecture in Dallas

Dallas Has the Finest Collection of 20th and 21st Century Architecture in the Nation

Award-winning Realtor Douglas Newby will help you explore architecture, discuss architects and purchase an architecturally significant home. You will begin to see in this Dallas Architecture section examples of Dallas architectural styles, the work of Dallas architects and examples of architecturally interesting homes. Information found below and links to articles on Dallas architecture will give you an overview of Dallas architecture, its architects, and architecturally significant homes. For more in-depth insight, contact Realtor Douglas Newby to help you learn more about Dallas architecture and to find an architecturally significant home to purchase. For your convenience I have created an MLS search below.

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Volk Estates Video – Origin, History, and Architecturally Significant Homes in Dallas’ Most Prestigious Neighborhood

The most revered architects in Dallas and in the country designed architecturally significant homes in Volk Estates in the early 20thcentury and award-winning architects continue to do so today.

Douglas Newby is known for his broad knowledge of Dallas-area historic homes.

Dallas Morning News Real Estate Editor, Steve Brown

Top 5 Inspired Homes to Shelter in Place, Fall 2020

Greenway Parks, A Neighborhood of Architect Designed Homes

You will enjoy seeing homes that many of the best Dallas architects designed over the last 100 years.

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.

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Northern Hills, a Favorite Neighborhood

Northern Hills and the niche neighborhoods of Dallas exemplify 20th and 21st century architecture.

Douglas Newby Will Also Help You Find Architect Designed Homes Not in MLS Like this David Williams Architecturally Significant Home

David Williams Designed Home

6292 Mercedes Avenue, Dallas, Texas

David Williams Originated Texas Modern Style – Sold by Douglas Newby

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.”

An Architecturally Significant Home Not in MLS Sold by Douglas Newby

3712 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas
Northern Hills Renovated Classic Residence

3712 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Enjoying Northern Hills and Highland Park – Sold by Douglas Newby

This elegant historic 5,600 square foot home with a slate roof and architectural gutters has been totally renovated, rebuilt and expanded, accentuating its inherent open spaces and connecting rooms and sunlit commodious interior volumes often found in a modern home.

Northern Hills Video of a Favorite Neighborhood

Geographically, the home is sited on the cusp of the Northern Hills neighborhood and Highland Park.  You will enjoy the intimacy of the neighborhood and the architectural civility of living in the Northern Hills Conservation District.

You will be protected from the possibility of oversized homes being built behind you or next to you.  An undesirable scale of looming houses invading your privacy and blocking the sun is prohibited.

Douglas Newby keeps an updated inventory of every architect designed home and architecturally significant home in Dallas. This helps you find a significant home that is not on the market, or that is coming on the market, or is for sale and not listed in MLS. The only way you will know you have purchased the best home is by being fully aware of the inventory of the finest architect designed homes.

If You Desire an Architecturally Significant Home You Will Love, Douglas Newby Invites You to Call or Contact Him

Best Collection of 20th Century Architecture in the World in Dallas

Dallas has the best collection of twentieth century architecture in the world. This Dallas architecture section discusses Dallas architects; regional architects, national architects and international architects who designed homes and other buildings in Dallas; architectural styles found in Dallas; twenty-first century architectural projects of prominent Dallas architects; Dallas interior designers; and architecturally significant homes that express Dallas and the twentieth century.

Crespi Hicks Estate – Finest Estate Home in America

Photographs of Crespi/Hicks Estate in Preston Hollow

This Estate Home has been admired internationally for its perfect proportions, the craftsmanship of european artisans, and a design articulated with hand carved stone and wood.

Douglas Newby is the best realtor in town – he got us a fabulous price for our old house, and a fabulous deal on this lot.

Heidi Dillon
University Park Home Seller
Turtle Creek Home Buyer
Founder of The Fashionistas

Douglas Newby Will Help You Find the Best Architect Designed Homes

Good architecture adds value to a home, community and city. Douglas Newby understands good architecture and demands quality design. He wants his clients to live in an aesthetically pleasing environment that contributes to the city.

Preston Hollow Architect Designed Homes

Preston Hollowis the place where great architects were able to find the land, the sites, and the topography to design significant houses.

Douglas Newby is a knowledgeable, experienced broker keenly interested in art, architecture, history, and the character and well-being of Dallas. Douglas Newby & Associates understands Dallas as a city of distinct neighborhoods, landmark homes, and important estates.

Douglas Newby specializes in estate homes, architecurally significant, historic and architect designed homes in Dallas and its finest neighborhoods, representing real estate: Preston Hollow, Highland Park, Turtle Creek, Greenway Parks, Volk Estates, Bluffview, Lakewood, Swiss Avenue, White Rock Lake, Munger Place, Park Cities, and dramatic building sites desired by Dallas’ best architects.

You are the only Realtor I have met who really understands architecture, good design and how it relates to its environment. Since Susan and I are both architects, this was important to us. It is because of your business acumen that we were able to purchase a George Woo designed post modern home on the highest elevation in the county that we are already enjoying. Thanks for everything.

Charles Smith, AIA

Find Modern Architect Designed Homes in the MLS

Architect designed homes come in many different styles. If you’re interested in modern, Texas modern, or mid-century modern homes you can search the MLS and find many in Dallas. Douglas Newby can also help you discover modern homes that are designed by some of the best architects in the country.

Modern Architecture Designed by Joshua Nimmo

Buyers will find homes for sale with the most lasting value are designed by architects like this one, Joshua Nimmo, AIA.

You can find additional links to articles on Dallas architectural styles and the intertwining relationships of Dallas architects at the bottom of the Dallas Architectural Styles page. Please contact Douglas Newbyat 214.522.1000 to discuss Douglas Newby & Associates representing you as we search and evaluate the best home for you.

Douglas Newby benefits clients by identifying and evaluating Dallas’ most significant and special homes.

Architect Designed Arboretum Tree Houses

Architect Designed Arboretum Tree Houses
Flutterby Tree House

Often we look so hard at the tulips we miss the garden. Below are photographs from the recent opening of the Dallas Arboretum Ultimate Tree House exhibit that allows us to see how architects are able to explore, evaluate, and direct our attentions to the gardens, hardscaping, paths and trees so we can better see and experience the Dallas Arboretum.

Dear Mr. Newby:

I just wanted to write to thank you for your website. I have enjoyed it so much! Thank you for the the time you spent on it and making it available to others. It is excellent.

I am an interior designer and architectural history is my number one interest. I really only knew of the Crespi home. I was in Dallas earlier this week and happened to drive past Swiss Avenue. What a discovery! I believe the 1920’s produced the best Revival styles so it was a treat to happen upon the area.

Thank you again.
-John McElveen