Was there a distinctive home design in Dallas in the 1970s? This 3 bedroom house gives that impression


Dallas is known for a lot of things: the Cowboys, for example, our award-winning skyline and this TV show named after the city, to name a few. The city is also home to many iconic house designs and its own recognizable design style.

Well, this 1972 home is a quintessential example of Dallas design. John Astin Perkins designed this home at 10852 Crooked Creek Court, near Royal Lane and Inwood Road, according to documents provided by the listing agent.

Erin Young Garrett of Allie Beth Allman & Associates said the house is full of quirky details and intentional design cues.

“Every detail is a thoughtful detail,” she said, noting such things as the lattice design along a room’s interior walls and the way the house is designed to bring in natural light without sacrificing privacy.

Historical records on Perkins, who was both an architect and interior designer, point to him as the “decorator of choice” in Dallas.

This home has received additions and has undergone a number of interior redesigns by various designers and architects. The most recent update was the addition of the “orangery”. It is a living space off of the master suite which was previously a porch.

An example of a truly Dallas design element is the custom wallpaper in the lobby – a gray-toned design done by de Gournay (a favorite textile in many Dallas homes, like in this show house of decorators and this recent listing. of Dallas).

The home’s formal living room is to the right of the front door and benefits from abundant natural light, a fireplace and crown moldings. The formal living room is on the other side of the foyer and offers easy access to a butler’s pantry, bar and half bath.

The home has three bedrooms, four full baths, and a half bath in its 6,818 square feet. The master suite and another bedroom are on the first level, and the third and final bedroom is on the second level of the house.

The master suite is not your typical bedroom and bathroom setup. This one has two full bathrooms, a coffee bar, a laundry room and a built-in storage cupboard. There is also a private office accessible from the bathroom and the aforementioned ‘orangery’, a space designed as a living room with many large windows that overlook the property and lattice patterns on the walls and ceiling. There is also an additional desk or bookcase across the bedroom.

The main living room of the house has two floors with a wall of windows on one side that overlooks the pool. At one end, an ornate staircase leads to the second level where the third bedroom and a games room are located.

The kitchen has two large islands and custom cabinets for storage. A den is adjacent to the kitchen in an open concept, and the space has a fireplace.

The home is on 0.75 acres and has a pool and patio for entertaining. Garrett said the house sits at an angle on the grounds, ensuring there is privacy and exclusivity and no one can look into the house or the back yard.

The house is on the market for $ 5,000,000. Lillie Young and Erin Young Garrett of Allie Beth Allman & Associates market the property.

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