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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Architecturally significant: William Benson home in Dallas

In 1957 a team comprised of architect William Benson, interior designer Louise Wolff Kahn and landscape artist Richard Myrick came together to create a home that epitomizes the era and continues to delight and amaze.

Materials such as brick, African Korina wood, Italian glass tile and cork defined spaces and created a serene environment. Sliding glass doors allowed a view of the garden, courtyard or terrace from every room.

The home has 2,720 square feet, four carports, two bedrooms, a library, formal and informal rooms and high ceilings. It was built on a half-acre plot in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, and now enjoys a canopy of tall, mature trees and perfectly placed ornamental trees.

This is truly one of the finest examples of mid-century architecture in Dallas. It was kept in pristine condition by its original owners until it was listed and sold in 2009 by Douglas Newby.

From significanthomes.com






















13 comments:

  1. oh Wow, that is just mid-century heaven. Oh to live in a house like that Dana!!Even the garden is beautiful.

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    1. It truly would be heaven to have a house like that. I can see why the original owners stayed in it over 50 years.

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  2. Don't scare me that way. I was waiting to hear you say it was torn down or remodeled.

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    1. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the people who bought it in 2009 loved it and have kept it like it was.

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  3. I thought it was going to be a heart-break story too. I couldn't bear to see another gorgeous home torn down. What a beauty! I hope the new owners know what they have. xx

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    1. That truly would have been a heartbreaker...but, no. As far as I know, it's still beautiful and being loved by the new owner.

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  4. Your new nest could be an annex to that house!

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  5. The exterior wall. No the room divider. NO absolutely the mosaic fireplace. I can't decide what I like best.

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    1. So much to love...I can't decide what I love most either. It's stunning in every aspect.

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  6. What a gorgeous home. I particularly like the dining room. Home envy.

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    1. I think that's a beautiful room too. That sideboard is heavenly.

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