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A Cool Million Buys This Striking Open-Plan Dallas Home

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Location: Dallas, Texas
Price: $1,050,000
Dallas developer Diane Cheatham built herself a pretty striking modern home in the early days of Urban Reserve, a single-street development of architect-designed, eco-friendly homes in the northeast portion of the city. Later, she built herself another dwelling in that same development, and decided to sell the one she commissioned from architect Vince Synder. It's called the Chris Craft House, after a boat company, presumably because the interlocking wooden beams under the home's long vaulted ceiling gives one the feeling of being in a ship's hull.

38 of Urban Reserve's 50 thin lots have sold so far. The .27-acre site this one sits on has a small man-made pond, fed by a rainwater-catching roof made of copper and Vermont slate. Underneath is a largely open plan home combining living room, kitchen, and dining room in one long section on the ground floor, with a lofted study above it. There are three bedrooms, and two-and-a-half baths, and the whole thing is hooked up to a geothermal HVAC system.

The asking price, after about five years on and off the market, is $1,050,000.


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