The design accommodates a grand oak tree and hides a backyard oasis behind an austere facade.

Outside, the enclosed patio and inviting pool provide a private urban oasis for new buyers.

Architect Lionel Morrison is known around Dallas, Texas, for his modernist designs, including the city’s Museum of Art and numerous other award-winning projects. Among his residential commissions is a recently listed home in the popular Turtle Creek area, north of downtown. Sited along a narrow and irregular lot, the home contrasts an austere facade with an L-shaped interior that opens around a courtyard and pool. 

Built in 2014, this modernist-style home is sited on an irregularly shaped lot in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas, Texas. The front-most section of the facade is covered in Roman travertine, while the rest of the exterior is finished in <span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif;">hard-troweled stucco.</span>‘></a></noindex></noindex><figcaption>
<p>Built in 2014, this modernist-style home is sited on an irregularly shaped lot in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas, Texas. The front-most section of the facade is covered in Roman travertine, while the rest of the exterior is finished in hard-troweled stucco. The location of the home was also pushed back to accommodate a large oak tree at the front of the lot.</p>
<p>Photo by Jason Anderson for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty</p>
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<figure><noindex><noindex><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dwell.com/article/casa-di-luce-lionel-morrison-e95b37db/6715566190450552832" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" ><img loading="lazy" src="https://images.dwell.com/photos-6063391372700811264/6715566190450552832-medium/inside-the-main-living-area-features-sliding-glass-doors-by-fleetwood-that-disappear-into-the-walls-for-a-nearly-seamless-transition-between-indoor-and-outdoor-spaces-throughout-the-home-a-material-palette-of-concrete-floors-marble-and-wood-completes-each.jpg" height="400" width="600" alt="Inside, the main living area features sliding glass doors by Fleetwood that disappear into the walls for a nearly seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Throughout the home, a material palette of concrete floors, marble, and wood completes each space."></a></noindex></noindex><figcaption>
<p>Inside, the main living area features sliding glass doors by Fleetwood that disappear into the walls, providing a nearly seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Throughout the home, a palette of concrete, marble, and wood completes each space.</p>
<p>Photo by Jason Anderson for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty</p>
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<p>The home’s current owners wanted a home where they could easily host guests and expand the entertaining space outdoors. By proposing the enclosed courtyard, Morrison achieved the homeowners goals while creating a sense of privacy along the narrow, .18-acre lot. Public and private spaces are also clearly separated, with the main living spaces located at the front and the bedrooms along a hallway on one side.</p>
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<figure><noindex><noindex><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.dwell.com/article/casa-di-luce-lionel-morrison-e95b37db/6715566190343512064" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" ><img loading="lazy" src="https://images.dwell.com/photos-6063391372700811264/6715566190343512064-medium/the-homes-l-shaped-floor-plan-was-used-to-create-a-courtyard-patio-and-pool-accessible-by-sliding-glass-doors-from-the-living-area-and-principal-suite.jpg" height="400" width="600" alt="The home

The home’s L-shaped floor plan is complemented by the courtyard patio and pool, which is accessible from both the living area, as well as the principal suite.

Photo by Jason Anderson for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Chic Urban Retreat by Modernist Architect Lionel Morrison Asks $2.5M in Dallas
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