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Location: Irving, Texas
This peaked house in Irving, Texas, was designed in the late 1960s by David Webster George, a venerated Dallas and Fort Worth-based architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. George was also an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, and while the latter architect’s influences are visible, the home is uniquely George.
Located in the University Hills Community, the 2,500-square-foot brick-and-timber residence is characterized by its striking combination butterfly roof, whose silhouette allows for multiple vaulted spaces in the bright, open interiors. The entrance of the home is marked by the nadir of the butterfly, and even the doors and gate are notched. A double-height foyer with skylight, brick columns, and a vaulted, white-painted ceiling with exposed beams anchor the space.
On one side is the living room, which also boasts a vaulted ceiling, as well as an expansive brick fireplace, a large hexagonal picture window facing the front the home, and an additional wall of windows on the side. Opposite to this are a formal dining space and kitchen, also with a vaulted ceiling. Each of the four bedrooms features a hexagonal windows and built-in closets.
Recently updated for contemporary living, the property includes patios and a two car garaged. Located at 501 East Rochelle Boulevard, it’s offered at an incredible $367,500.
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