Friday, July 10, 2020 / by Erik Bjorklund
The 2017 home has serious Farnsworth House vibes.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Nestled between mature oak trees, 11345 West Ricks Circle is located in the North Dallas neighborhood of Hillcrest Estates, where sprawling houses come equipped with pools and leafy backyards. The 2.2-mile Northaven Trail located just a block to the south is a popular spot for the community, bringing together runners, joggers, and walkers; an eastward expansion of the trail is set to begin this year. The North Dallas dining scene may not be as happening as districts closer to downtown, but you’ll find neighborhood gems like long-running Royal China and TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill a five-minute drive south — plus a Torchy’s Tacos outpost in a Whole Foods–anchored shopping center a four-minute drive northeast.
Specs: 3 beds, 2.2 baths, 6,325 square feet, 1.33 acres
Designed by local architect Joshua Nimmo with interior design by William Nash, this 2017-built home was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and its iconic use of glass and steel. The single-story home took some 60 tons of steel to build and was constructed on a five-foot-deep basement with cantilevered I beams to create the illusion that it’s floating. Inside, rectangular rooms feature double-insulated glass walls, concrete-overlay floors, and acoustic ceilings to cut down on the sound that bounces off all the glossy surfaces. The kitchen has nut-tree cabinets that hide an integrated Miele fridge and freezer and a full-height pantry. The modular bedrooms incorporate pivot and pocket doors so you can have either two masters or an extra office.
Notable feature: 40 slabs of marble
In the entry room, a central cube made of Italian Calacatta marble (and wrapped in recessed lighting) houses the coat closet and powder room. Marble is also incorporated in the kitchen (on the large island), the study (the custom desktop), and in the covered terrace’s wood-burning fireplace.