Here’s a gem that was on the Dallas market a year or two ago. This is (was) the Hayes Residence, designed by Harold E. Prinz and LeVere Brooks in 1956. Recently, I discovered some b&w pics taken when the house was new, so I decided to do a little then and now comparison. The b&w photos are by Maynard Parker and are from the Huntington Library. Clicking on the b&w pics will get you a high-res shot and the color ones will take you to my Prinz & Brooks Flickr set to see more.
Here’s an article from the Sept 07 issue of D Magazine by Mary Candace Evans –
“This mid-century modern beauty was designed by Harold E. Prinz and LeVere Brooks in 1956 for the first Chevrolet dealer in town, Earl Hayes. The property was published in the American Institute of Architects Guide to Dallas Architecture. Cantilevered over a spring-fed lake on a Kessler hillside, the 7,301-square-foot home features floor–to-ceiling windows, brick walls, travertine floors, and original rich wood interior walls. The house boasts four bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, four living areas, three carport stalls, and separate three-car garage on nearly 2 wooded acres. The master suite has an adjoining sound-proofed office or sitting room with balcony. Further amenities include a wine cellar, two separate quarters, 10-foot-deep pool with solid brass four-tiered fountain, two poolside dressing rooms, and a green lawn irrigated by lake water. Hidden storage abounds, including two walk-in basements.”
Google Street View: 718 Kessler Lake Dr