In an issue of Modern Dallas, David Cadwallader, founder of Cadwallader Design in Dallas, talked about one of his favorite projects (and ours!), the renovation and redesign of the ED Stone house near Park Lane and Meadowbrook Drive.

Stone, who designed modern icons like the New York Museum of Modern Art, the first international modern building in New York, and the US Embassy in India, designed Oak Court, a modern residence in leafy north Dallas.

Fast forward forty years and some of the home’s most distinctive features, such as its indoor dining lagoon, had been abandoned. Fortunately, Oak Court’s new owners valued and wanted to restore the Dallas landmark to its former glory.

Teaming with long-time designer, David Cadwallader and architect Russell Buchanan, the new owners artfully threaded the needle of updating a home for a modern family while remaining true to the original architect’s design intent.

The result? An award-winning project, honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“Modernism is an increasingly important component of preservation,” says Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “Oak Court reminds us that good design and beauty are timeless. By faithfully respecting Stone’s original work, the owners have set an extraordinary model for others to follow in preserving the architectural landmarks of the modernist era.” []

Oak Court features a tiled pool, spa and fountain, a cylindrical staircase and pool trellis.


  1. […] (For a closer look at Oak Court, check out our Modern Monday feature on Cadwallader Design.) […]

  2. […] Modern marvel Oak Court’s interiors, by Cadwallader Design, “reminds us that good design and beauty are timeless.” […]