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.