Howard R. Meyer Designed Modern Home

3541 Colgate Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Howard Meyer arrived in Dallas in 1935. This coincided with the William Lescaze’s coming to Dallas to design the Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park. When he was still a student at Columbia, Howard Meyer worked for Lescaze on the UN Headquarters competition. The modernist influence of Lescaze is apparent on Howard Meyer’s first Dallas residence at 3216 Jacotte Circle that he designed for Eugene Sanger in 1937. Howard Meyer’s deft understanding of the international style is further demonstrated in the home he designed three years later at 3541 Colgate. Here the corner windows are more pronounced, the band of windows more dramatic and the narrow vertical band of windows adjacent to the two story staircase, compelling. The home was designed as two horizontal wings allowing light to flow through the home. An open floor plan blends formal and utilitarian space flawlessly. This is the rare modern home from the first half of the 20th century that can be renovated and made current, creating livable spaces comparable to those in much larger houses. Sited on .25 acres, a 70×160 lot, this home with a hint of Art Moderne is found on one of the nicest blocks of University Heights, the University Park addition known for its graciously spaced residences. The approximately 3,155 square feet are arranged to easily accommodate four bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms and large open formal and informal spaces. Please contact me, Douglas Newby, at (214) 522-1000 if you are interested in purchasing or selling a significant home.