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.
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.
The Floor Plan is Open, The Rooms Well Defined
The rooms of this period contemporary home are connected by wide openings that allow views outdoors from many perspectives. The rooms are also purposeful and well defined. The entrance flows into the beautifully proportioned living room, the spacious library has an incredible look into nature, the dining room is large, and stairs lead to the second floor bedrooms, including the master bedroom with two walls of glass and balconies, and to the lower level informal rooms with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the terrace and garden that lead to the creek and pond.
Tennis Court and Swimming Pool
The soft brick elevated walls and hedgerows separate the tennis court and swimming pool from the upper lawn. A sweeping terrace separates the tennis court and pool from the lawn and garden that meander along the pond and around the modern home.
Wine Cellar and First Floor Guest Apartment
A separate exterior door takes you into a commodious temperature controlled wine cellar lined with wine racks. On the other side of the home, with a separate exterior entrance, is a small guest or nanny’s quarters. Close to the pool are his and her pool baths.
Scott Lyons Revered Modern Architect
Architect Scott Lyons was retained by some of the most prominent families in Dallas, including business titans and philanthropists such as Grant Fitts, Eugene McDermott, founder of Texas Instruments, and his wife Margaret McDermott. This home in Mayflower Estates reflects the sophistication and garden views of the McDermott Highland Park modern home designed by Scott Lyons and the incredible comfortableness and distant views of the McDermott country home also designed by Scott Lyons.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McDermott were great friends of O’Neil Ford, who designed many great Dallas modern residences and the Texas Instruments headquarters, but for their own personal homes the McDermotts selected Scott Lyons. They admired his architectural design, attention to detail and meticulous oversight of the construction. Those familiar with the work of Scott Lyons also quickly recognize the quality of his work.