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Woodfin // M-Gray Architecture

Architectural Design Team: Maurie Gray, AIA and Mark Gray


General Contractor: M-Gray Architecture

Landscape Design: Robert Bellamy Designs; AquaTerra Outdoors

Structural Design: Bury, Inc. 

Furniture Selection: Maggie Darver Orenstein

Lighting Design: Douglas Architectural Lighting

Completed: 2016

Square Footage: 6,000


Built in Dallas' popular Preston Hollow neighborhood, this contemporary u-shaped home is a sprawling 6,000 square feet, and is centered around a majestic oak tree. Mixed materials of Brazilian teak and natural split-faced stone dress the exterior with soothing textures and tones. The floor plan highlights the transition between large, open public spaces and private nooks and suite retreats. In a nod to German Minimalism, the kitchen is constructed of white back painted glass seamless cabinets and bronze mirrors. This expansive space opens to a great room and dining area, complete with built-in dry bar. Along the street-facing section is a "bridge" element in which a wood slatted section of the home is suspended over a dry creek bed that runs through the grounds. Floor to ceiling windows highlight the custom-designed and fabricated floating stair within the "bridge." Repeating throughout the home are large, expansive custom storefront windows, as well as curtain wall systems to maximize natural light, which combine to panoramic views of the backyard and modern art within. A custom green house, matching the exterior of the main house, adds elegant charm to the sprawling grounds. A large pond with a water feature wraps from the river rocks around to the master suite and its private terrace. The home boasts several patios and outdoor living spaces, making it perfect for both entertaining and relaxing.


Photography Credit: Wade Griffith