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Dallas Architecture and Real Estate Insights

by Douglas Newby, Real Estate Broker

Dallas Architecture Blog discusses Modern Architecture and Mid Century Modern Homes, Dallas Neighborhoods, Dallas Real Estate and the Aesthetics of the City.

FD Luxe Explores Controversy of Modern Home in Highland Park

Mockingbird Modern Design by Architect Russell Buchanan


FD Luxe photograph by Allison V. Smith of Russell Buchanan designed home.

Homes that take risks can lend ‘architectural credibility and interest’ to streets dominated by more generic homes.

– Douglas Newby

Christopher Wynn, brilliantly writes about modern home, context, and reaction.

Christopher Wynn suggests in the FDLuxe feature “Inside the Box” that the Russell Buchanan-designed Highland Park modern home is either brilliant or appalling, judging from the community reaction. The architectural description and insights Christopher Wynn provides in the article make this provocative home come to life. The geometry, the materials and design turn a stark square box into a welcoming lantern. The best houses are always more simple and more complex than they look at first glance. Like any unexplored subject that becomes more interesting as understanding emerges, a home we are unaccustomed to becomes more enticing as we begin to understand it. This is also the case with the modern home on Mockingbird Lane Christopher Wynn so aptly discusses.

There is a growing passion for modern homes, and a greater acceptance of modern homes.

– Douglas Newby

Photograph by Allison V. Smith of Russell Buchanan designed modern home.

Whether a modern home is architecturally inserted into Miramar, like the Translucens house, or the Lionel Morrison house on North Versailles, or the Russell Buchanan house on Mockingbird, the values on the street will be sustained and, in the long run, even enhanced.

– Douglas Newby

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