Architect Bentley Tibbs crafts a cozy Texas home with verdant views, an art studio, and five different porches.

In the Bogarts’ living room, a brick fireplace inspired by Josef Albers commands attention and changes with the daylight. The artist made the bowl filled with yellow flowers in college.

Before Bill and Brenda Bogart built the River House, their beloved home in Dallas’s Bluffview neighborhood, the couple lived in a modern, three-story, 8,000-square-foot manse in University Park. By the time their six children moved out, they were ready to downsize.

The Bogarts’ home on Lakemont Drive welcomes with its front porch, featuring mixed materials like natural wood, zinc, and brick.

The Bogarts’ home on Lakemont Drive welcomes with its front porch, featuring mixed materials like natural wood, zinc, and brick.

Nathan Schroder

A Texas mountain laurel and an oak leaf hydrangea catch the sun on a corner of the front porch. The wind chime was purchased on the couple’s honeymoon in Big Sur.

A Texas mountain laurel and an oak leaf hydrangea catch the sun on a corner of the front porch. The wind chime was purchased on the couple’s honeymoon in Big Sur.

Nathan Schroder

Growing up in Dallas, Brenda—a celebrated collage artist whose work is available at the city’s Blue Print Gallery—loved Bluffview for its nature and rural ambiance. The neighborhood was once a dairy farm, and it still retains a country atmosphere thanks to its scenic tree-lined streets.

The Bogarts’ front porch is flanked by a green wall and decorated with raised planters from Restoration Hardware.

The Bogarts’ front porch is flanked by a green wall and decorated with raised planters from Restoration Hardware.

Nathan Schroder

See the full story on Dwell.com: This Charming Country Oasis Overlooks a 50-Acre Park in the Heart of Dallas
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