Renovated Bauhaus-Style Home in Dallas Lists for Nearly $4 Million

A minimalist, Bauhaus-style home in Dallas has hit the market for $3.995 million. 

Located in the small neighborhood of Preston Trails, next to a golf course of the same name, the sleek, single-level home was designed by architect James Nagle in 1976 and renovated in 2015, according to Friday’s listing with Jonathan Rosen of Compass. The residence is a rarity in an area full of Georgian- and traditional-style abodes, he said. 

“When you walk into the house, it feels like what people are doing today,” Mr. Rosen said. “It stands the test of time and having a true and good architect with a name like that, it makes it pretty special.”

Nagle, who died in 2021 at the age of 83, was part of the Chicago Seven, a group of “rebel” architects, according to his obituary in The Architect’s Newspaper. He “encouraged architects to go beyond the glass box and the International Style of architecture as the city evolved in the late 20th century,” the article continued. 

The current owners updated the more than 5,000-square-foot home, paying “homage to the original design,” according to the listing. The project included creating a new kitchen, reconfiguring the primary bathroom and adding an outdoor space and smart home technology, Mr. Rosen noted. 

Original details include floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors with views of the 2-acre yard and beyond, hardwood and polished concrete flooring and a versatile, open layout, according to the listing. 

The living room boasts a fireplace, and the updated eat-in kitchen has double ovens and an adjacent dining area with bench seating. 

There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a powder room. The primary bedroom suite has a bathroom with dual vanities and a steam shower, and there is built-in shelving throughout the home. 

David Hocker of Dallas-based Hocker Design helmed the redesign of the outdoor area, which now includes an infinity pool, a covered patio with a dining area and sports court. There’s also a four-car garage. 

Preston Trails is an exclusive pocket of Dallas that is centrally located, Mr. Rosen said. “It’s almost become the heart of Dallas as the city has expanded.”

The home last traded in 2010, according to records with PropertyShark. Mansion Global could not determine how much it traded for, but it was listed at the time for $1.5 million, records show. 

The owners were not available for comment. 

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