The design on the corner lot at Beechwood and Park Lanes in Dallas lends a home exterior that looks like a series of connected villas and 5029 square feet of living space that feels even larger.  Total square footage is 6310 square feet under roof including over 600 feet of covered porches.  A 429 square-foot uncovered balcony upstairs for additional outdoor enjoyment.

Standing Stone Development’s Nick Smirnis and Miguel Angel Ramirez of MARDLF Designs brought perspective on what the millennial buying group is looking for.  With a Master of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University and doctorate level studies in Architecture at Universidad de Sevilla in Spain, Ramirez’s domestic and international experience adds insight into what both local and relocating buyers seek.  Additionally, Ramirez himself is married with two young children, much like many of the buyers in the popular Midway Hollow neighborhood.  Besides operating his independent design firm, Ramirez has done much work as an independent contractor for Richard Drummond Davis Architects, known for designing some of Dallas’ finest residences. 

Interestingly, Smirnis and Ramirez insisted that even the younger buyers are seeking a change away from purely contemporary styling.  Design consultants George Davis of George Davis & Associates and Pamela Patruno of Pamela Patruno Interiors concurred that the transitional architecture with a nod to Country French and the home’s thoughtful floorplan targets a broad base of potential clients.  Investor and housing industry guru Andrew Chooljian, who spent his entire career working with Dallas’ most successful homebuilders, also concurred. 

As founder and publisher of Building Savvy magazine, Steve Smirnis brought some of the area’s most proven and experienced service providers and suppliers to the table for the project.  This included Tim Lansford of Luxury Homes of Texas, serving as builder of record.

Miguel Angel Ramirez, Pamela Patruno, George Davis

The project survived all the unique challenges of this era in homebuilding, from the City of Dallas’ permitting process, to the material and labor shortages, but the expertise and advice of all the various partners involved in the project kept the project moving.  READ MORE ABOUT THE SAVVY IDEA HOME.

The home is currently listed for sale.  For information about this home and other Standing Stone Development projects in the area, contact Steve Smirnis, Realtor, The Lansford Group, at (817) 975-7235.

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