This Americana Cottage - the home of Eddie Maestri, himself - was influenced/inspired by the classic wood-clad homes in Uptown New Orleans. Its modern design elements - polished concrete floors and original art - juxtapose traditional and reclaimed features like antique French doors, interior transom windows, and gas lanterns. The second floor has a screened in balcony that has a “tree house” feel, and the house itself is accented by a guest house retreat. Instead of looking like the newest house on the block, we wanted it to look like it could have been the oldest.

This project was featured on the 2012 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes and the 2012 Lakewood Home Tour

This project has been published in the following:

D Magazine - April, 2020 -

Love Happens Magazine - April, 2020 -

D Magazine - Cover - June, 2017 - 

The Dallas Observer - June, 2016 - 

Better Homes and Gardens - September, 2015 -

Better Homes and Gardens - March, 2015 - 

Better Homes and Gardens - June, 2014 - 

Columns Magazine - Winter, 2012 -

The Dallas Morning New - November, 2012 - 

East Dallas Advocate - October, 2012 -

The Details:
Lakewood Hills, Dallas, Texas
3,000 sf home with 400 sf detached guest quarters
Services Provided:
Full-service Architecture + Interior Design + Landscape Design
Herman Darden, LLC
Construction 2012/ Interior Design 2019
Aaron Dougherty/ Michael Cagle/ Jenifer McNeil Baker