Modern Style Architecture

Dallas Modern Architecture

Smitharc Designed Home in Bluffview

This house renovation reverses decades of ad-hoc additions to a midcentury modernist house while capitalizing on the uncommonly lush and secluded urban site. Working in the modernist language of the original house, long horizontal forms, dramatic cantilevers and large expanses of glass characterize the new 2-story structure.

9211 East Lake Highlands Drive, Dallas, Texas

The most exciting sites emerging for modern homes in Dallas are on East Lake Highlands Drive that overlook White Rock Lake and the forest and bicycling paths of White Rock Lake Park.

40 Braewood Place, Dallas, Texas

Bedroom With Open View in Ogelsby Greene Designed Home

Architect Graham Greene of Oglesby•Greene Architects, recipient of the Dallas Chapter AIA 2010 Firm of the Year Award, designed this award-winning home. This home at 40 Braewood Place also received the 2010 AIA Interior Architecture Design Award.

4321 Valley Ridge Road, Dallas, Texas

Todd Hamilton Designed Modern Home in Preston Hollow

Todd Hamilton, AIA, is an accomplished architect who designed this 6,000 sf modern home with acute awareness of the environment and design savvy that incorporated 900 sf of photovoltaic cells on the second floor roof, two planted green flat roofs facing the street, and eleven 200 foot deep geothermal wells for efficient heating and cooling.

Eagle Mountain Lake Residence

The house is positioned on the site’s upper plateau’s edge. Views to the west overlook Eagle Mountain Lake. Eastern daylight enters the depths of the house by lifting the roof plane and inserting clearstory glass above the living room and kitchen.

House of Three Rooms

The House of Three Rooms is an architectural project that I admire and Marc shared how he approached this modern home. Marc McCollom: I designed it to be gracious, with generously scaled spaces that were cleanly composed and clearly organized.

6730 Northaven Road, Dallas, Texas

Modern Design Home in Preston Hollow

Gary Cunningham, FAIA, designed this modern home for its site, a 1.51 acre peninsula. A private road for only two home owners crosses the private bridge and leads to the land surrounded by water on three sides. A long, stairstepped wall and gated entry leads to the garden and provides total privacy for the home surrounded by windows on three sides.

4330 Beechwood Lane, Dallas, Texas

Here is a Lionel Morrison architect designed 3,100 square foot home enjoying the luxury of a .70 acre Preston Hollow site. Open spaces and walls of glass looking into the garden convey modernism at its best.

20 Summit Place, Cedar Hill, Texas

George Woo, FAIA, protégé of I.M. Pei, selected this three acre site 19 miles south of Dallas to design this postmodern home. With 3,012 square feet, it is sited on the side of a hill to allow a view over the cedar trees to Joe Pool Lake seven miles away.

5112 Horseshoe Trail, Dallas, Texas

Green architecture, modern design, and Bluffview setting. The result is a dynamic home, environmentally sound, one that is bold and graceful, and a home that celebrates the attractiveness of the Bluffiview neighborhood.

5629 Bent Tree Drive, Dallas, Texas

Frank Welch, FAIA, designed this modern home for the prominent family who developed Bent Tree. It is no wonder they chose this lot for their own modern estate home. Preston Trails golf course and a greenbelt wrap around this home, providing several acre views of green with a backdrop of forest in the distance.

5970 Westgrove Drive, Dallas, Texas

Sited on two beautiful acres and backed up to a greenbelt, this asking price reflects just land value and the fabulous architect designed home is an incredible bonus. Located in Bent Tree, this is the finest International Style modern home built in Dallas since the International Style home designed by Roscoe Dewitt, AIA, for Stanley Marcus on acreage in 1937.

3424 Cornell Avenue, Dallas, Texas

This modern interpretation of a Beverly Hills home expresses itself perfectly in Old Highland Park. Built in the last 12 years, the Mediterranean home was totally refurbished, stylistically enhanced and the modernity accentuated.

4331 Travis Street, Dallas, Texas – B

Architect Lionel Morrison designed his finest modern town house at 4331 Travis. Beautiful natural light and low voltage light illuminate this stunning 3,865 square foot residence.

3201 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Tucked back from Travis and Armstrong there is an exquisite period piece of Modernism. This is the best Bud Oglesby designed condominium I have seen. The protected and intimate scale of these residences is quite elegant in a setting of restaurants and galleries.

4673 Christopher Place, Dallas, Texas

Architect Bill Booziotis designed this 3,760 square foot home in the small, gated enclave sharing a private park along Turtle Creek in Christopher Place. Recent renovations include a new kitchen, new bathrooms, and bamboo and Paduak wood flooring.

3404 Harvard Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Architect James Langford who worked with I.M. Pei on the Meyerson Symphony Center, designed this spectacular Highland Park three-story residence with a rooftop pool and view of the Dallas skyline and the Katy Trail.

3818 Turtle Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas

The stylish urban elegance of this home is combined with a 1/3 acre of land that stretches along the Katy Trail. The walls of split face cast stone and stucco further delineate the geometric composition of this three story home overlooking the greenbelt of Turtle Creek.

10740 Saint Michaels Drive, Dallas, Texas

Saint Michael’s Drive

Bob James designed this AIA award-winning home to blend into the neighborhood and provide dramatic views by the surrounding creek and woods. With 3,450 square feet, it is both stylish and practical sited on one-half acre overlooking Royal Branch Creek and a public wilderness park behind it.

5 Willowood Street, Dallas, Texas

This Dallas modern home was designed by architect, Antoine Predock who incorporated the client’s passion for collecting modern art and bird-watching into the concept of the home. While the Austin Stone front facade is perceived heavy, the interior opens up to reveal large open spaces created by 20 foot ceilings and windows, steel bridges shaded by a canopy of trees that connect the buildings and various points in the home and, surrounding the vaulted walkways, the ground transformed into a habitat filled in with lush vegetation to attract the birds.

3822 Turtle Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas

Turtle Creek Real Estate

We all know modern homes that have straight lines and sharp edges but they are tricky and ever contrived. This home has a simple shape, its design submits to the site and the exterior materials are honest and straight-forward – concrete, steel, stucco, glass and teak.

5423 Bent Tree Drive, Dallas, Texas

A Bent Tree lot was found overlooking the Preston Trails greenbelt. This home takes its cue from the modernism cubes of the Frank Welch home designed in the 1970s when this suburban neighborhood was first developed.

3509 Springbrook Street, Dallas, Texas

Modern Attached Single-Family in Northern Heights by Katy Trail

Architect Lionel Morrison energized the interest in modern homes with his series of modern single-family attached homes on Springbrook. Dallas has always had many of the best modern homes in the country. This modern home and the ones around it began the current wave of interest in modern architecture sweeping Dallas.

3511 Springbrook Street, Dallas, Texas

This modern townhouse was the architectural project that Dallas AIA Chapter selected as one of the Dallas 50 Significant Homes for their 50th Anniversary. The prestigious selected committee recognized Lionel Morrison’s use of space and natural light to create a delightful and sophisticated modern residence in a re-emerging neighborhood close to downtown.

3435 Normandy Avenue, Dallas, Texas

This modern townhouse was the architectural project that Dallas AIA Chapter selected as one of the Dallas 50 Significant Homes for their 50th Anniversary. The prestigious selected committee recognized Lionel Morrison’s use of space and natural light to create a delightful and sophisticated modern residence in a re-emerging neighborhood close to downtown.

9963 Rockbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas

A most remarkable project is the gallery and guest house in Preston Hollow designed by Bill Booziotis. Bill has designed major museums and important houses, but this is definitely his best work. In collaboration with Andrée Putman, Bill has created a space that is at once a museum and a residence, intimate and voluminous, and one with diffused light and a subtle play of light.

4639 South Lindhurst Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Architects Braxton Werner and Paul Field Design

Wernerfield Architects designed this modern home for the site at 4639 South Lindhurst Avenue. In this Strait Lane area neighborhood, Braxton Werner and Paul Field were inspired by the original modernism and scale of the period homes in the neighborhood while advancing contemporary architectural design.

2814 Canton Street, Dallas, Texas

3215 Princeton Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Lionel Morrison is the starkest of the regional modernists. Reduction, not exuberance, is his goal. This 1994 home, while very elegant and precise, can be seen as a shed with a dogtrot and compound wall to accommodate the stairs, or as a simple rectangle with a two story glass appendage allowing the staircase to be an integral part of the design.

4428 North Versailles Avenue, Dallas, Texas

This modern Highland Park home on Versailles Avenue was a project of Dallas architectural firm Morrison-Seifert-Murphy. The house in the fifth section of Highland Park west of Preston features a window stretching across the front exterior on the second floor.

4608 Meadowood Road, Dallas, Texas

Edward Larrabee Barnes was selected to design the Dallas Museum of Art. Ralph and Nelba Greenley, who were very involved in the Dallas Museum of Art project, retained Edward Larrabee Barnes to design their home at 4608 Meadowood.

9839 Rockbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas

This home on Rockbrook was designed in 1993 by Steven Holl. Thin curved roof planes shelter open and closed spaces. Four sharply detailed concrete masses correspond to the dams on the creek. The effect is a structure firmly anchored and simultaneously in flight.

10210 Strait Lane, Dallas, Texas

3601 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Texas

Architect George Dahl designed this stark modern highrise in 1964.

2714 Turtle Creek Circle, Dallas, Texas

2814 Park Bridge Court, Dallas, Texas

3704 Cragmont Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3508 Springbrook Street, Dallas, Texas

Architects Boerder-Snyder designed this three and one-half story contemporary residence with full windows and balconies to take advantage of the surrounding towering trees. This home, built in 1992, is found in Northern Heights, a special neighborhood filled with architect designed homes around the corner from the parks of Turtle Creek and the retail of Knox Street.

4222 Abbott Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Dallas Modern Home

Photograph by Charles Davis

4037 Druid Lane, Dallas, Texas

4037 Druid is public in scale, and architecturally exciting in a very traditional suburban neighborhood. A modern house is often looked at as stern, rather than as a warm accessible home in which to live.

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.

Michigan Modern Home by Wernerfield Architects

Marco Island Modern Home in Florida

5400 Surrey Circle, Dallas, Texas

5400 Surrey Circle was designed in 1996 by Gary Cunningham and Sharon Odom. Beautifully placed on the lot, the interior accentuates the feel of the wooded exterior. Architect Daphne Perry was commissioned to do the custom tapestries.

Commerce Street Townhomes, Dallas, Texas

Architect, Ron Wommack has had a long and very productive career that has culminated this year with a series of high profile successes. Texas Society of Architects has presented him with two TSA awards, one for his Commerce Street Townhomes and the other for his McKinney Farm House.

5753 Berkshire Lane, Dallas, Texas

This home designed by Lionel Morrison and completed in 2003 departs from the stark white exteriors of Morrison’s other significant and award winning homes. This home reflects his use of windows and courtyards to erase exterior and interior boundaries.

Modern Texas Lake Home

9019 Broken Arrow Lane, Dallas, Texas

11505 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas

4001 Bowser Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Jerry McClafferty Designed Home

Signe & Jason Smith Designed Home

This house renovation includes a requirement for a new elevator which opened the opportunity to showcase the Owner’s art collection and add drama and natural lighting to the existing diminutive and dark entry foyer.

Ron Wommack Dallas Garden House

Ron Wommack designed a home in the spirit of the neighborhood. It is precisely in scale with the 50 to 80 year old homes around it. The garage is detached, as are most of the original neighborhood garages, and the hardy plank is white to relate to the other neighborhood structures.

17 Royal Way, Dallas, Texas

Architect Bill Booziotis designed this modern home on a 10,000 square foot lot located on Royal Way, a cul de sac of 28 properties. An open floor plan with the floating wall between living areas creates bright and open spaces.

Dallas Museum of Art

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Designed by Architect I.M. Pei

The Meyerson is located in the Downtown Dallas Arts District and designed by award winning architect I.M. Pei.

Museum Tower

Museum Tower

Museum Tower, a modern skyscraper, is the tallest new structure in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas.

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, located in Downtown Dallas in Dallas Arts District, was designed by three major architectural firms, Foster and Partners, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, and REX, each designing different parts of the Center.

715 Stevens Wood Court, Dallas, Texas

Beginning with a framework of a very simple contemporary home. Joshua Rice Design worked with the client’s goal was to build a cohesive collection of furniture, art and decoration that was rare, unique, and beautiful. Every item in the home was specifically selected with luxury and quality in mind.

10848 Strait Lane Circle, Dallas, Texas

The goal with this project was to expand on, and compliment Russell Buchanan’s prior remodel with important, but subtle and comfortable furniture in muted green, brown and taupe colors that compliment the beautiful exterior views of surrounding nature.

5 Nonesuch Road, Dallas, Texas

6069 Azalea, Dallas, Texas

Modern Home on 16 Acres in Elgin

Architects Francois Levy and Kimberly Kohlhaas designed a modern home in rural Texas emphasizing design, sustainability and engineering.

3615 Amherst Avenue, Dallas Texas

In the heart of University Park, sits this modern home by SHM Architects with subtle use of materials to create phenomenal spaces.

7243 Tokalon Drive, Dallas, Texas

There are two dominant real estate trends in Dallas right now. One is the increasing desire of buyers for modern and contemporary homes.

4331 Travis Street, Dallas, Texas

Lionel Morrison received an AIA Honor Award for this 3,600 square-foot Travis townhouse located a block from Knox Street and Travis Walk that he designed in 1999. Now it is even better.

26 Vanguard Way, Dallas, Texas

Joshua Nimmo designed an architecturally significant modern home that furthers the evolution of good design. This home also clarifies and amplifies the vision of Urban Reserve, an enclave of modern homes in an ecologically and aesthetically enlightened neighborhood.

3608 Euclid Avenue, Dallas, Texas

4214 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, Texas

4214 Shorecrest Drive, Bluffview, Dallas, Texas

9326 West Lake Highlands Drive, Dallas, Texas

Cliff Welch has designed this home to be built on West Lake Highlands overlooking White Rock Lake. Resin panels, white stucco and concrete blocks create a simple but dynamic 3,600 square foot main home surrounded by porches and verandahs and a 1,000 square foot guest house.

16 Vanguard Way

Architect-Designed by Thad Reeves and Andrew Nance with A. Gruppo, Modern Design

Thad Reeves and Andrew Nance designed this home as the site dictated. This modern home is sited on the north edge of the main pond of Urban Reserve, a small, modern home development

60 Vanguard Way, Dallas, Texas

Architect Scott Marek has designed several modern homes in Urban Reserve, a Dallas enclave of modern homes. My favorite one is this modern home he designed at 60 Vanguard Way.

3217 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Bud Oglesby, FAIA, with Oglesby Architects, designed the best residential public spaces in Dallas. Bud Oglesby designed modern homes as large as 10,000 square feet or, like this modern Oglesby condominium on Armstrong and Travis, homes with 2,392 square feet.

3822 Turtle Creek Drive, Dallas, Texas

Turtle Creek Park Inspiration

This inspired modern home designed by architect Frank Welch expresses the best in a modern home. You will find it on an extraordinary site, in a fabulous neighborhood (Turtle Creek Park), and in a vibrant city (Dallas).

5543 Drane Drive, Dallas, Texas

5543 Drane Drive, Dallas, Texas

Max Levy Architect Designed Modern Home in Greenway Parks
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Max Levy, FAIA, designed this home to embrace nature. He did this by designing the home to fully enjoy the five large live oak trees on the property and to reflect the greenways and the sense of nature in the neighborhood.

1717 Arts Plaza #2005, Dallas, Texas

This is the best one-bedroom home at One Arts. Beyond the best location, the best site is ultimately what determines the happiness a home provides and its future value.Here, the One Arts building designed by Lionel Morrison, has the best location in the Dallas Arts District.

9839 Rockbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas – Max Levy Addition

Max Levy, FAIA, designed the addition for this Steven Holl-designed modern home in Preston Hollow.

3601 Turtle Creek, Dallas Texas

4945 Arcady Avenue, Dallas, Texas

9212 Guernsey Lane, Dallas, Texas

4755 Chapel Hill Road, Dallas, Texas

10752 Wyatt Circle, Dallas, Texas

Ridgeline – Modern Home Designed by Cliff Welch

Cliff Welch Designed Modern Home

3510 Overbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas

Elms Residence Designed by Architect Max Levy

10551 Somerton Drive, Dallas, Texas

10434 Lennox Lane, Dallas, Texas

Max Levy designed this Texas Modern home in Preston Hollow with gabled roofs and front porches that reflect Texas. The deft design of the trellis over the front porch creates patterns of shadows and sunlight creating a delightful transition from the ample front garden of the Preston Hollow home to the interior of this modern home.

3801 Miramar Avenue, Dallas, Texas

At the beginning of his career, Joe McCall, FAIA, helped design for Oglesby Architects the home at 3727 Miramar, and now towards the end of his career Joe McCall designed this spectacular architecturally significant modern home at 3801 Miramar. Both of these homes enjoy a deep setback, enhancing their combined views of nature.

1907 Kessler Parkway, Dallas, Texas

AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Featuring Kessler Parkway Home

3612 Euclid Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3612 Euclid Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

3756 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3756 Armstrong Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

4808 Drexel Drive, Dallas, Texas

4808 Drexel Drive, Highland Park, Texas Dallas,

3620 Princeton Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3620 Princeton Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

3932 Potomac Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3932 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

5535 Stonegate Road, Dallas, Texas

5535 Stonegate Rd., Devonshire, Dallas

4336 Overhill Drive, Dallas, Texas

4336 Overhill Drive, Highland Park, Dallas

4143 Buena Vista, Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Residence

Landscape architect David Hocker and architect Kevin Alter collaborated on the modern Highland Park Residence in Highland Park.

Architect Kevin Alter designed this architecturally significant modern home in Highland Park in 2018.

8926 San Leandro Drive, Dallas, Texas

8926 San Leandro Drive, Forest Hills, Dallas

2095 North Carroll Avenue, Southlake, Texas

Exterior view of modern home at 2095 N. Carroll, Southlake, Texas

3005 Sherwood Lane, Colleyville, Texas

3005 Sherwood Lane, Colleyville, Texas

7715 Northaven Road, Dallas, Texas

7715 Northaven Road, Dallas, Texas

5314 Yolanda Lane, Dallas, Texas

5314 Yolanda Lane, Dallas, Texas