Texas Modern Style Architecture

Texas Modern Architecture

The majority of the Texas award-winning architects have all been influenced by the style originated by David Williams and O’Neil Ford who combined the indigenous quality of pioneer homes with the modern tenants of Europe. This regional modernism has continued uninterrupted for 75 years by Frank Welch, James Pratt, Max Levy, David Lake, Ted Flato, Ron Wommack, Cliff Welch, Gary Cunningham, and many others.

10210 Gaywood Road, Dallas, Texas

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.

10240 Gaywood Road, Dallas, Texas

The 2.63 acres is perfectly located to enjoy the 40 acres of ascending tree tops on the neighboring 25 acre Hicks and 15 acre Phillips estates both of which adjoin President George and Laura Bush’s Mayflower estate home.

3711 Lexington Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Modern Home

On the fascia of the Lexington House, he introduces cobalt blue ceramic tile imported from Asia for this stone Texas Modern home he designed in 1958. Torn Down 2011.

3535 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas

This home overlooking White Rock Lake, was designed by Frank Welch in 1997 for John and Barbara Bradfield. It draws directly from O’Neil Ford and David Williams. The balconies evolved directly from O’Neil Ford’s Trinity University in San Antonio.

4701 Drexel Drive, Dallas, Texas

Scott Lyons designed this international style house with a touch of regionalism. Scott Lyons was a modernist who used indigenous material and created graceful spaces. The guest house home and the house in the country take the Texas indigenous theme a step further. The intersecting gabled sections create a courtyard so often used in Texas houses. While soft tan brick is employed, the home is crisper and more elegant than many regional homes. 4701 Drexel has been generously made available to Dallas and remains one of the city’s favorite homes.

5455 Northbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas

Haggerty / Hanley Home

This complex house on a difficult site of trees and stone ledges is known for its simple lines, serene views and beautiful craftsmanship. O’Neil Ford, at his best, designed this home with Texas materials, hand carving and the continuation of a folk quality that permeates his homes.

1200 Monica Drive, Allen, Texas

In the conservation corridor of rapidly growing Allen, Texas in Collin County, you will find this architect designed modern home surrounded by 4.5 acres of protected land and common area in Montgomery Farm, a development dedicated to the finest architecture, protected open spaces, trees farms and the neighboring nature preserve.

5006 Shadywood Lane, Dallas, Texas

Steve Chambers in collaboration with HKS Architects

Architect, Steve Chambers in collaboration with HKS Architects designed this Texas Modern residence in Bluffview.

4305 Glenleigh Drive, Dallas, Texas

9035 Broken Arrow Lane, Dallas, Texas

This home was designed by James Pratt and Hal Box in 1959 for Edward and Mary Jane Wilson. Mary Jane Wilson had grown up in a Lang and Witchell designed home on Swiss Avenue.

3428 Saint Johns Drive, Dallas, Texas

This Scott Lyons designed home has been featured in our blog. Please visit the Dallas Architecture Blog to read the full feature and to see more photos.

5623 Farquhar Lane, Dallas, Texas

3710 Armstrong Avenue, Dallas, Texas

3910 Shenandoah Street, Dallas, Texas

3910 Shenandoah Street, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas