Clean architectural lines with smooth surfaces and large windows illuminating living spaces are hallmarks of modern design. Beyond simply trending, modern design is a preference that has dramatically captured the attention of homebuyers in areas such as the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and downtown Dallas, according to Allie Beth Allman & Associates.
“Homebuyers are clearly attracted to light and airy rooms and an elegant, flowing floor plan,” said a veteran Allman agent.
Technological developments have driven a portion of the modern design movement, including a number of inventions in raw building materials, such as stronger glass. In some cases, entire walls of glass are incorporated into the architecture.
Modern homes may be constructed of concrete, utilizing reinforced steel or plastic materials. Wooden beams and other organic accents are often used to contrast elements, such as smooth concrete walls within the home.
The following five examples of modern design are available in Dallas.
The recently completed home at 5959 Colhurst St. in Preston Hollow is listed by Steven Rosenthal. Features include a wall of windows, high ceilings and expansive views of the grounds. The interplay of building materials shines here, from wood flooring to metal railings and natural stone hearths.
Jill Long is marketing the new Hill Country modern home situated on a nearly half-acre at 10330 Epping Lane in Preston Hollow. Design highlights include a floating staircase and a great room with large doors that open to the shaded patio.
The half-floor residence at 1918 Olive St., unit 1901 in Museum Tower offers unobstructed views of downtown landmarks, including the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park. The home has gallery-sized walls and 12-foot ceilings and is listed by Sanders Avrea.
Polished concrete flooring reflects the light within the new-construction home at 2343 Vagas St. in Oak Lawn. Listed by Cliff Kessler, this residence features an angled granite island in the kitchen and a flowing floor plan.
An example of early midcentury modern architecture, the contemporary home at 4593 Belfort Ave. in University Park features a glass-block entry, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. It is listed by Christine McKenny.
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