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Benedict Drive

 This stately 1930s traditional home was renovated to compliment the original architectural details with a modern/vintage flair.  Situated on a large lot in The Cloisters neighborhood near White Rock Lake in Dallas, the home reminds us of a well-appointed and avant garde English estate.

A 1960s addition (on the opposite side of this large home)was the inspiration behind incorporating retro details such as splashes of brass and globe fixtures to give the feel that the entire house may have been redone at the same time in that era.  We wanted the space to make a statement, but still maintain the simple charm of the home.  It was important to us to maintain the space of the original kitchen, keeping it intimate and cozy, instead of creating an open concept like many modern day homes.  

Classic elements such as the greek key, which compliment the original exterior wood detailing at the windows, are used as the foot of the kitchen island and also as the pattern of the pool tile and rear terrace.  Modern patterns are used in more traditional materials throughout, such as the terracotta tile backsplash in the kitchen.  We love that we were able to leave the original brick exposed in the breakfast room.

Location:
The Cloisters, Dallas, Texas
Description:
Renovation of a 1930s home
Services Provided:
Architecture + Interior Design
Builder:
Jim Scott + Sons/ English Heritage
Photographer:
Jenifer McNeil Baker