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Real Estate

Hot Property: One of Frank Welch’s Final Designs in Jan Mar

The new home features many of the legendary architect’s hallmarks.

Just looking at photos of 7126 North Janmar Drive is enough to make you feel more peaceful. But of course, that was probably Frank Welch’s point. The late, award-winning Texas architect believed in unpretentious, well-proportioned homes that blend sophistication and warmth, and offered a unique and lovely take on modern Texas homes.

Situated on a pie-shaped lot in Jan Mar, a neighborhood marked by mid-century homes, creeks, and rolling hills, the 2015 home is one of the last designs by the “Dean of Texas architecture,” and offers a slew of enviable amenities in addition to its architectural worth. The master bath has a beautiful, branch-filled view and heated floors. There are electric shades and an elevator for ease. There’s also a cork-floored basement that could be transformed into a movie theater, a game room, or a solid spot for someone to practice the drums.

We’d be remiss in not mentioning a glassy, clean-lined pool and a stunning Bulthaup kitchen, but we do have to draw description line somewhere, especially when there are Welch-filled slideshows to get to.


By the Numbers
  • 7126 North Janmar Drive
  • $2,749,000
  • 2015 (Year Built)
  • 6,572 Square Feet
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5.1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Fireplace
  • 3 Covered Parking Spots
  • 1 Pool


  • Emily Collins

    I completely agree with Frank Welch’s point of view I always try to follow his trends. I have bought a new modern house and I am going to repair it. I like a cozy and worm house. All architect’s ideas are very helpful. Before I started this hard deal I looked a lot of magazines and article. The most helpful and appropriate for me was However when you finally start your home renovating you encounter with many different obstacles such as finding suitable designer for you and other company. It takes so many time and energy and without my family and my friend it would exhausted. My reliable friend helped my choose most of the worker and company because he is designer. With his advise I bought excellent door. Only company which set the locks I chose by myself because I was in a hurry and can’t wait. In addition I can say that all main decision you must make by your own.