House on Turtle Creek

Dallas, TX

Project Description

This project involved a very thorough renovation and addition to a 1970s house originally designed by noted Dallas architect, the late Bud Oglesby. The house occupies a site close to downtown Dallas but adjacent to significant green spaces with large, mature trees. Though the general siting of the original building had acknowledged the amenity of the location, the house itself was dark and closed-in. The renovation removed all exterior materials and revised all of the fenestration. On the Turtle Creek end of the house, the removed portion was replaced by a new glass volume. At the opposite end of the house, the removed portion was replaced by a single-story wing containing an indoor room (family room) and an outdoor room.

Both ends of the house were removed because of severe deterioration and in order to open up the 7,330-square-foot house to extraordinary views up Turtle Creek and across to the Dallas Country Club. Delineations of zones for servant spaces (stairs, storage, plumbing and mechanical) and served spaces (living, dining, entry, etc.) that paid homage to Louis Kahn in the original house were clarified and fortified.



AIA Austin Citation of Honor
Building Stone Institute, Tucker Stone Award
Society of American Registered Architects Design Award of Honor
Texas Society of Architects Honorable Mention

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