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Hot Property: A Modern, Minimalist Residence with Treehouse Vibes

This architecturally significant Highland Park home was recently reimagined by design firm Bodron/Fruit.

Readers, I hope you don’t mind, but I’m on a historical home kick. Last week, we took a tour of this Marion Fooshee home from 1929. Admittedly, today’s Hot Property was built decades later, but it’s just as architecturally significant.

A boutique development in Highland Park, 5935 Hillcrest Avenue was designed by acclaimed architect Bud Oglesby. Even posthumously, Oglesby is an inspiration for Dallas architects; his modern yet relaxed aesthetic is often imitated, as is his knack for capturing natural light. In Unit 1 of 5935 Hillcrest,  the dining room’s curved glass draws in the sunshine, and the living room’s floor-to-ceiling windows welcome the dappled rays that flow through the trees.

The bones of this home haven’t changed, but design firm Bodron/Fruit recently remodeled its interior. The minimalist finishes are soothingly simple, like dark wood accents, polished concrete flooring, crisp white walls. and a limestone hearth.

Ingenious details are abundant. Custom pocket doors, for example, give the layout flexibility; guests can be easily directed to one room or another simply by sliding it closed.

Upstairs, the home boasts three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. Soaring ceilings create the illusion of ample space, though the upstairs square footage is modest. The home’s private courtyard houses eight Japanese maple trees; their leaves envelop the second-floor windows and offer shade on the patio.

For a full tour of this 1980 build, check out our gallery below.

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