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About Douglas Newby

Your Interest is Our Passion

TEDxTalk by Douglas Newby

Douglas Newby explores intrinsic characteristics of homes that make us happy.

D Magazine Profiles Douglas Newby - Best Dallas Real Estate Agent

Douglas Newby is an Expert on Neighborhoods

Douglas Newby is a national award-winning real estate agent specializing in architecturally significant homes who is passionate about identifying the best neighborhoods, sites and homes that will make you happy. He enjoys sharing your values. You will enjoy his vision and approach focused on benefiting you and your interests.

Douglas Newby knows the potential inventory of architecturally significant homes and the nuances of neighborhoods better than any real estate agent in Dallas. Understanding inventory is more than relying on MLS or “hip pockets.” It is approaching the market as if every home in Dallas is for sale. When a buyer looks for a home from that perspective, they are not constrained by a random slice of what is presently on the market or hoping something better will magically come on the market. A traditional approach leaves economics and aesthetics to chance. For decades Douglas Newby has identified architecturally significant homes and helped clients select neighborhoods in good locations that make them happy.

The majority of Douglas Newby transactions are not through MLS. Values are determined by more important criteria than what has sold in the last six months. Homes are more important now than they have ever been. If you want more than an agent who will point out amenities and statistics, if you want an advisor, someone knowledgeable, experienced and someone you would like to collaborate with, then you should contact Douglas Newby.

He loves working with smart people who understand a home is an important economic investment and an important investment in a place that will make them happy living, working or playing in the home.

Contributions Douglas Newby makes to preservation continues. Douglas Newby is currently serving on the Texas Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Board.

Understanding Real Estate Development

Architecturally Significant Homes® provides insights and services relating to the highest quality real estate development: consulting, planning, advising, concepts, vision, value. Whether you are starting with undivided land or a well-defined tract, Douglas Newby will help you interpret the site, the project, and the ultimate value of your Architecturally Significant Homes® endeavor.

My Favorite Introduction of Douglas Newby - Delivered by Mary Vernon

Introducing Doug Newby to Town and Gown is like going into Sherwood Forest in the old days and introducing Robin Hood to his own merry band. We all know Doug Newby so well as leader and prankster, as the serious questioner and the defender of neighborhoods, as a figure of fashion, and as a friend.

What a Treat to be Introduced by Mary Vernon

What a treat to be introduced by Mary Vernon as the speaker at an SMU Town and Gown Meeting. Mary Vernon is a legend at SMU as a professor and as a splendid artist collected by sophisticated patrons and museums. She is the past President of the SMU Faculty Senate, Chair of the SMU Art Department, and past President of SMU Town and Gown. Most importantly, she is a friend I greatly admire and who can pack much information and insight into a few humorous paragraphs. Thank you, Mary!

Douglas Newby Articles

Douglas Newby Instagram Expressions

You can learn more about how Douglas Newby thinks about homes, interprets real estate, understands the evolution of neighborhoods, and his recommendations for making Dallas the best city in the country by looking at his Instagram or Dallas Architecture Blog.

Instagram Insights

If you are passionate about architecture, design and real value, then we share an interest.

-Douglas Newby

Dallas Architecture Blog Insights

Client Expressing Appreciation

A note of thanks for a most civilized experience ... our recent home sale was conducted with such efficiency, discretion, and geniality that we know that our buyers were as pleased with the ease of the sale/purchase process as we. Your marketing of our home with such sensitivity to the particular merits of our property and of our neighborhood led to a surplus of potential buyers at the end --- a very rewarding experience! In our 30 years of buying and selling homes in three states, never have we enjoyed such confidence in our realtor nor worried so little about the eventual successful outcome.

It is an additional satisfaction to know how well you have matched our beloved home with its new owners.

- James and Patricia Shinn
Director of Dallas International Affairs
Turtle Creek Park Homeowner

Our Shared Values, Vision and Approach

You will, in this section describing our purpose, discover our shared values, vision and our approach to benefit you. You will see our emphasis on the precision and grace of our transactions. You’ll learn about the origin, background and evolution of this firm, created to benefit you. You’ll find books, articles and op-ed columns written by Douglas Newby, as well as articles in which Douglas Newby was quoted or featured. Other resources that you may find useful are also found in this Web site SignificantHomes.com.

Douglas Newby I could write a novella extolling your virtues but I know you are a humble person at heart. Suffice it to say that you have been nothing short of amazing. Thanks so much for all you’ve done to help with this process!

-Michael Conrady

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

Dearest Douglas,

We are so grateful to you for guiding us throughout the exciting process of buying a beautiful Highland Park estate home first and then trying to sell our old Highland Park one in record time. I know you have an eye for distinctive and unique homes given your endless appetite for architecture and cultural comprehension. But your deep understanding of human behavior and the art of negotiation is even more spectacular. You are a rare gem and I am so blessed to count you as a good friend.

-Mrs. Scott
Highland Park Homeowner

Our Real Estate Firm Was Created for You

Douglas Newby & Associates, specializing in architecturally significant homes, was developed with you in mind. You’re curious, have a passion for design and an affinity for the aesthetic fabric of a city. You desire to work with a realtor who is a licensed real estate broker, who understands your interest and who will personally represent your interest.

Our clients are making the greatest impact on the architectural landscape.

-Douglas Newby

Discovering, Rediscovering and Reinterpreting
Architecturally Significant Homes

We want to help you discover, rediscover and reinterpret architecturally significant homes. We love hearing your response to interesting homes, and love pointing out their subtle features. This dialogue gives clients an advantage in selecting the finest home or obtaining the best prices. Armed with the knowledge of the real value of the property and home, you’ll make a better purchase.

We Want You to Have the Best Home

You understand that a home with a great design and that is on the best site is going to have the most real value. Articulating the architecture of a home and the potential of the site facilitates your understanding of a home you will enjoy for many years.

When one of my clients acquires an architecturally significant home, I know the home is in good hands and will contribute in a meaningful way to the architectural landscape.

-Douglas Newby

Significant Homes Will Come Into Focus

As we work together, exploring the market, the neighborhoods and specific sites in relationship to your desires and goals, the right architecturally significant home will soon emerge as your best choice.

My business goal is to benefit my clients; my civic goal is to promote good architecture and design. It is exciting and I'm even more passionate when those two are intertwined.

-Douglas Newby


Thanks so much for the evening at Mrs. McDermott’s.  It’s a rare treat just to be in her house, much less share it with great food, company, conversation and the lady herself.  Everyone agreed that the discussion you moderated really gave the evening its unique character, turning the conversation away from the usual social small-talk to much more interesting issues you usually don’t get into with people you’ve just met.  It was the perfect topic to open things up, because while even sophisticated civilians are often reluctant to talk about art and architecture if they’re put on the spot, everyone has strong feelings about their community and its culture – I know everyone there welcomed the opportunity to hold forth and listen to other views.  Every event you’ve done has been memorable, but I think this format bears repetition in some form – I loved Mrs. McDermott’s characterization of it as a “mixer”, but uniquely you had people exchanging ideas first and foremost, rather than business cards or phone numbers.  Needless to say, Ellen and I had a terrific time and are grateful you included us.

All best,
Michael Ennis

Clients who select Realtor Douglas Newby understand they are contributing to the fabric of the community.