Morrison Seifert Murphy - Vanguard Way in Dallas
Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:33
This was the first house completed in new Dallas neighborhood devoted entirely to Modernism. As our clients were the first they were able to select a premier albeit irregularly-shaped site that overlooks a public park and waterway.
Guests enter from the street under a covered porch that leads to a
double- height entry that is illuminated from above. The space
compresses just before entering the next double-height volume of the
living room. This space is adjoined by the dining space and kitchen.
The master bath, dining space and living space are arranged enfilade about a centerline that leads through a double-height window wall to a sculpture garden and the park beyond. The guest suite above dining space is organized about this same axis and has its own view to the park and waterway.
The master suite adjoins a walled terrace containing a spa and fireplace. With the sliding panels open these spaces can be use as one. The powder bath is an exquisite space best explained by the images contained herein. Suffice to say that due to its unique plan and dramatic presence the owners have made it a part of the entry experience.
The entire house is rendered in hard-troweled, white stucco with sealed concrete floors throughout the ground level.
Project: Vanguard Way
Architect Firm: Morrison seifert Murphy
Architect: Lionel Morrison, FAIA
Size: 2700 sq. ft.
Location: Urban Reserve, Dallas, Texas
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