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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.

Dallas AIA Selects Oglesby-Greene-Designed Modern as Premiere Home

This modern home was designed by Oglesby Greene Architects and architect Graham Greene.

The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects makes a brilliant decision by selecting the modern home at 40 Braewood Place as the site of the Premiere Party for the 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes. The Premiere Party will take place on the evening of October 30, preceding the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes that will take place on November 1st and November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A very limited number of $100 Premiere tickets are available for purchase to see the Graham Greene architect-designed contemporary home, an amazing home high on a bluff, wrapped in two-story glass that allows nature to become the central design element.

The AIA Premiere Party is Rare Opportunity to See This Oglesby•Greene Designed Home

You will want to see this exquisitely designed, crafted and engineered modern home that Graham Greene and his colleagues at Oglesby·Greene designed. The house will provoke the imagination and admiration of every architecture aficionado and modern home lover. Since this modern residence is in the gated community of Glen Abbey, access to even the outside of the home is very limited. The AIA Premiere ticket will allow you to see the exterior, interior and gardens of this architecturally significant home.

Modern Home Recedes From Street and Then When One Enters the Home It Presents Itself in a Breathtaking Way

Braewood
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As you approach the front door you will immediately feel like you are in the rear garden. Gardens, streams, bluffs, and White Rock Creek appear through the glass doors, windows and glazed openings. In addition, there are views over the negative edge pool to a backdrop of endless nature.

Water running over copper sheathing of negative edge pool.
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Many patrons of modern home tours often see white walls filled with art and spaces filled with fashionable designer furniture, but at this home on Braewood nature becomes the central design element. There is a transparency to the home that lets nature permeate every space.

Dining room of Oglesby-Greene-designed home.
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Interior Designer Robyn Menter Participates in Selecting Materials, Appliances, Finishes and Fixtures

Robyn Menter, interior designer and president of Robyn Menter Design Associates (RMDA), adeptly put to work her design skills that accentuated the design accomplishment of Oglesy-Greene. The Buxy Beige Limestone for the stone walls and for the running band pattern of the honed stone floor was sourced and selected by Robyn Menter to complement the Douglas Fir.

Robyn Menter design talent seen in kitchen.
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The kitchen is the heart of the home and you will admire the sleekness and warmth of the kitchen with the larch wood cabinets, Sahara Gold granite and stainless steel countertops, and RMDA custom design vent hood, and appliances from Sub Zero to Gaggenau. The interior nuance of this home, from the bathrooms and the kitchens, can be seen in the selection of materials, finishes and fixtures that further propels the architect’s vision of a home that reflects and embraces nature.

YouTube Video of Modern Home was Created to Give AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Patrons a Partial Preview

Whether you are inside the home or on the third floor terrace, you will enjoy the 180° views of nature. At the Premiere Party have a glass of wine and explore the paths through the gardens, by the koi ponds or waterfalls or the overlook above White Rock Creek or along the waterfalls by the negative edge pool. Be sure to go up to the third floor terrace to see a view you did not know existed in Dallas.

Looking back at engineer’s feat of architecture at Oglesby-Greene.
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Tickets to 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes and AIA Premiere Party

Visit the Dallas Chapter AIA website to purchase an AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Premiere Party ticket that will give you the only opportunity to see the Oglesby·Greene-designed modern home in Glen Abbey.

You may also visit the Dallas Chapter AIA website to purchase the 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes ticket that will allow you to see nine other modern homes that are recently designed and built or extensively renovated by very talented Dallas architects, including Mark Hoesterey, AIA, of Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects; Cliff Welch, AIA; Dan Shipley, FAIA, Todd Hamilton, AIA; Mark Domiteaux, AIA; Susan Appleton, AIA; Maestri Architects.

I look forward to seeing you at the Premiere Party and the 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, my favorite home tour of the year.

Twilight shot of back of Oglesby Greene-designed home.
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