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January 30, 2012

This past Saturday we planned a fun sister date to go on the Dallas Modern Homes Tour.  The tour included 12 different houses all over Dallas.  Initially we made big plans to go to all 12 of the homes.  Starting with one and making our way down to 12.  Plans changed when we visited the 5th house – 4214 Shorecrest Drive.  One of the most incredible houses (inside and out) that either of us have ever laid eyes on.  Ever.  Why did we play favorites with this house you ask?  Compared to the other homes on the tour, the interiors and…

This past Saturday we planned a fun sister date to go on the Dallas Modern Homes Tour.  The tour included 12 different houses all over Dallas.  Initially we made big plans to go to all 12 of the homes.  Starting with one and making our way down to 12.  Plans changed when we visited the 5th house – 4214 Shorecrest Drive.  One of the most incredible houses (inside and out) that either of us have ever laid eyes on.  Ever.  Why did we play favorites with this house you ask?  Compared to the other homes on the tour, the interiors and attention to detail were out. of. this. world.  The other houses we had seen were architecturally very unique, but it was as if the homeowners kind of “skimped” on the interiors or purchased “pre-made” rooms from Bed Bath and Beyond.  4214 Shorecrest chose furniture pieces, rugs and artwork that perfectly complimented the unique modern space.  

From the moment we walked into the house, we were in love.  From the breathaking glossy photograph of two gorgeous brown horses in the living room to the series of three feathered Juju hats above the dining room table (a giant natural tree slab and chairs handmade for the couple in Marfa, TX) we were wiping drool from our faces.  What drew us in to this home in particular was the amazing combination of neutrals mixed with warm woods, wonderful natural lighting throughout, and color in the form of gorgeous rugs and artwork.  The cowhide rugs throughout the home and vintage Louis Vuitton trunk at the foot of the couple’s bed didn’t hurt either…  And we obviously didn’t miss the unique and gorgeous orchid + antler arrangement on the couple’s nightstands 🙂    

P.S. – the home is for sale!  We bought lottery tickets in hopes of buying it for ourselves… Anyone looking to buy?

(Images taken by MBM for A Piece of Toast)

  1. COURTNEY – Thank YOU for checking out our humble blog! We clearly adored every inch of your home and we hope you don't feel too creeped out by the amount of photographs we took 🙂 And yes, any man that can appreciate a vintage LV trunk is a very good man and one in a million if you ask us! We would LOVE to cross paths with you again – hopefully at a less stressful time! P.S. your closet and entire house was beyond clean 😉 Can't image what you had to go through to get it ready for the tour but it looked incredible!

    xx.Molly + Sally

  2. Thank you, Sally and Molly, for the awesome photos and lovely write-up. Very cool blog you have! It was nice to meet you on the tour. I had no idea we'd have 900+ people here, otherwise I would have at least cleaned the closets!

    As for the trunk, I'm not sure it was quite a 2-year search, but any man who can appreciate a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk is a good man indeed. ; )

    Thanks again and hope to cross paths again soon,
    Courtney

  3. JACQUELYN – Yes! It kind of felt like we were snooping but we both loved it, haha. Maybe creepy but hey, they put their homes on the tour! I love all the details of this home too, every accessory looked like it had an awesome story behind it.

    KATI – I know… You might have to fight us for it though – we are ready to move in, too!

    xx.Molly

  4. I wish they did something like this in Toronto! Snooping through 12 peoples homes is like my dream (maybe I'm creepy. Maybe). This one is absolutely amazing. I love all of the well thought out details and personal touches

  5. MEGAN – It was a fab weekend if I can say so myself… the sister and I also spent time snuggling with good (tear-filled) chicky movies and eating yummy food!

    ALBERTINA – awwww thank you, thank you for the compliments friend! I'm still working on mastering my camera skills but working with Peter has helped a TON. Can't wait to see your pictures go up on your blog soon!

    xx.Molly

  6. CHELSEA – go buy a lottery ticket! maybe you can david can buy this house and move back to dallas? I bet you could even beg the owners to sell it to you fully furnished…

    ALEXA – right? I want everything in the place… even the knick knacks

    KATIE – Courtney has killer style – Sally and I got to talk to her briefly (we were at the house till 6pm) and she stilled looked awesome at 5 months pregnant 🙂

    CAROLINE – the relators told us that Courtney's husband searched for TWO YEARS to find her the perfect LV trunk… If that's not love I don't know what is

    ALI – thanks, I'm blushing over all the compliments, my camera and I have been bonding big-time

    VICTORIA – oh stop ittttt… You know I WISH I could take picutres like Jamie…. And edit them like she does. sigh… maybe with Visual Supply Co. software?!

    xx.Molly

  7. This house is amazing especially that dining room! Molly- you are really great with the camera too! The pictures are fabulous!

  8. Oh my gosh. Fist of all, you rocked those pictures, Molls. Secondly, I love the house. The table? The details? Everything is gorgeous. I must go on this tour next time I am in Dallas. What a fun sister date. Love it. xo

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