A Dallas New-Build Designed to Look like It Has Been There for Years

A new-construction home overflowing with timeless architectural details and classic furnishings perfectly melds the present with the past for a Dallas family.

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Photography by Nathan Schroder

The homeowners also requested that some casual pieces be paired with the refined elements of the design. “They wanted the house to still have a sense of comfort,” Powell says. A natural fiber rug in the dining room takes the feel of a traditionally formal space down a notch. Other features such as the practicality of storage under the staircase and the use of easy-to-clean vinyl and outdoor fabrics in the kitchen point to the family’s desire to fully live in the home. Accomplishing this, perhaps, is the truest distinction of a beloved, long-established residence.

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