AIA Dallas Home Tour Brought Light to Boca Raton, Hottest Area for New Home Construction South of LBJ

Published November 9, 2011 by Candy Evans

Tatum Brown Custom Builders, Mark Hoesterery architect

Because of sad family circumstances, I missed this year’s American Institute of Architects Dallas home tour on Saturday and Sunday. Two homes behind me that I have watched with amazement, 11310 Crestbrook Dr. and 6265 Boca Raton Dr. were on tour and I would have loved to get inside. The Boca Raton home was designed by Gary Olp of GGO Architects, who I have asked to guest post for this blog. It’s also a powerhouse of green and slated for LEED-H Platinum certification, the highest rating in the system. The Crestbrook abode is a gallery of windows, acting as a sieve for tons of natural light. What I’m told is that the homes, which were built at the same time, are family members who choose to live next door to each other — mother and daughter. And that, I think, is just wonderful.

This area is also loaded with new custom homes, many of which are being built by baby boomers shedding larger lots or moving north from Park Cities for more garden space — half an acre. Tatum Brown Custom Homes, who built this stunner designed by Mark Hoesterey with HSM, and other builders have been busy as beavers over here. I’m told that Crestbrook is one of the hottest hoods with the custom guys.

More photos on the AIA home tour’s website. And I’ll dig out more photos of what we call around here the “family compound”.

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