A more than 2,500-square-foot modern home in Dallas, which recently hit the market for $1.25 million, is attracting a lot of attention for its distinctive minimalistic design and heavy use of wood and glass panels throughout the space.
According to the property listing agent, John Weber of Compass RE Texas, the most appealing qualities of the Lake Highlands abode are its privacy and scenic view of its outdoor area.
Located at 34 Vanguard Way, the 2,642-square-foot property is part of The Urban Reserve, an enclave of modern homes designed by talented architects such as Joshua Nimmo of Nimmo Architecture and Thad Reeves of A. Gruppo Architects.
“This is one of my favorite homes in the neighborhood,” said Weber. “The Urban Reserve was built as a neighborhood of architecturally significant, modern homes.”
“Every property had to have been architect-designed, have modern aesthetics, and fit the look and feel of the neighborhood. … No two homes are identical,” he said, Realtor.com reported.
Besides its unique Accoya wood siding and C-shaped layout, the one-story home, completed in 2016, features a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath floorplan on a more than 9,000-square-foot lot.
“The home is kind of set up in a C-shape, and the majority of the home all looks out of large windows to the pool, 40-foot lap pool yard space, and patio area,” Weber said, per reporting by Realtor.com.
“In Dallas, so many times, you get either a pool or a yard — you don’t get both,” he explained. “This house does have both. You’ve got great entertaining and outdoor space, with a large patio and a big grassy area in the back of the yard.”
Other highlights include a standing seam metal roof, spray foam insulation, tankless water heaters, “smart” lighting, Miele appliances, and many other luxury finishes throughout the home, according to the property details.
While the home was built with a stunning modernist design, its stand-out exterior may not appeal to everyone.
“One thing that people love or hate is the front of the house,” Weber acknowledged. “It’s almost like a shed or barn feel, but that adds to the privacy of the home.”
“It’s such a private home, and it reveals itself when you walk in the front door. It’s totally unexpected from what you see on the exterior of the home,” he explained.
Weber said the home has only been listed on Realtor.com for three weeks but has already garnered a lot of attention for its unique style.
“There aren’t a lot of neighborhoods like this in Dallas that are for the modern lover. If you’re looking for French Country, this isn’t your place. You’re coming to this neighborhood because you want modern and love that vibe,” he said.