Perfectly sited in Bluffview, the pristine white-clapboard Transitional at 4320 Taos Road is an exquisite new construction from Greenwell Homes, bringing the peaceful aura and light-filled aesthetic of a coast to the pastoral streets of one of Dallas’ finest neighborhoods. In convenient proximity to Dallas Love Field airport, Inwood Village, the Park Cities and downtown Dallas, this five-bedroom home enjoys the privacy of a friendly residential neighborhood but within easy reach of urban excitement.
There is no denying that light and mood are inextricably linked, and statement fixtures are having a moment. Whether you love a warm ambiance or an effusive flair, lighting — from Old World styles to revitalized retro to clean-lined contemporary — is dazzling in homes across North Texas. Be inspired: Check out our selection of on-trend abodes, where radiant spaces really shine.
From whence it came:
Tudor architecture is the final evolution of Medieval architecture in England, during the Tudor period from 1485 to 1603, which includes the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. In the U.S., a medley of Tudor-era styles — everything from folk cottages to early Renaissance palaces — was combined in a building heyday that lasted from the 1890s to 1940s, especially in affluent suburbs.
Sited in the prestigious Riverhills Phase 3, an idyllic neighborhood of estate homes located in the residential portion of Fort Worth’s Edwards Ranch, this 4,300-square-foot home offers four bedroom suites in a wonderfully breezy open-concept floor plan. Designed by Lisa Teters Architecture and built by renowned local N.H. Southern Development, the Mediterranean-inspired home, 5473 Night Sage Lane, features outdoor living with two covered patios and a resort-style pool, and the large yard provides ample green space for pets while still accommodating play equipment for the little ones.
From whence it came:
The Mid-Century Modern movement in America was an adaptation of two austere, straight-lined architectural movements in Europe: the International and Bauhaus styles. American mid-century architecture, which spanned roughly from the late 1930s to the ’70s, is warmer and more organic, often with wood elements — beams, columns, walls — where the Europeans employed concrete and steel.
If you’ve always had cowboy dreams, buying ranch land doesn’t have to be just a Wild West fantasy. In fact, it can be rather practical and beneficial, especially given the Lone Star State’s continuing and rapid development. Here, benefits to acquiring some acreage of your own.
In the words of Italian architect Renzo Piano, the designer behind The Shard in London and Dallas’ own Nasher Sculpture Center, “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting over again.” The space through which we move undeniably influences our psyches — the houses we build, both literally and figuratively, becoming reflections of our aesthetics, values, and choices. Every Thursday, we’ll investigate at length the details of a different architectural tradition as we hope to guide readers toward their truest tastes; to gain a more profound understanding of the symbiosis between home and inhabitant; and to usher in, with each style and each studied structure, a fresh take, a renaissance of the mind and spirit, experience made new and wondrous once more — like life starting over again.
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Attention all wine lovers! We know that you’ve been dreaming of the day when you have a luxury wine room in the comfort of your own home. Who wouldn’t want to retreat into a personal Napa or Loire Valley after a long week at the office? Whether you’re looking to save space, put your wine collection on display, or archive your most valuable bottles, that cellar you’ve been dreaming about is calling your name. Answer the call and raise your glass to these outstanding wine rooms in these North Texas homes — all currently listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
If you’re wondering how to make your house feel more like your home, we have the perfect solution for you. Why not try something new and style your home with wallpaper! Embrace the patterns and the colors that suit your home and your own personal taste to project your personality onto your home. Continue Reading…