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Photography: Charles Davis Smith

Golf Drive

Family Home by Emily Summers Design in Dallas, TX

This house functions as a primary residence for a young family to live and entertain. The house was designed by noted Dallas architect Enslie “Bud” Oglesby for his sister in 1979 and had no other owners or major renovations since. Updates were made to the bathrooms and kitchen, and storage was added to accommodate modern life, but the foremost focus of the renovation was the preservation of Oglesby’s original architectural intent. The natural light and layout creates an almost exterior experience in main areas of the home. Landscaping and finish transitions draw occupants from the entry, down and back toward the creek, located behind the home. Crisp, tonal whites for exterior and interior walls and bleached oak and natural limestone floors, help the home retain the original minimal design. Blues and greens from the creek and overhanging trees inspired the color palette in living room and the site specific wall mural painted by artist John-Paul Philippe.

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