While you’re sheltering in place, might we suggest a little eye candy to while away your time?

For those who love modern design, the Dallas Architecture Forum has published Dallas Modern,  a “portrait of Dallas as a dynamic metropolis with a sophisticated world of fine homes that are appealing, livable—and undeniably Modern in design.”

This stunning monograph features 20 outstanding contemporary residences in Dallas. (If you happen to be a follower of Sebastian Construction Group’s work, you’ll recognize several of these elegantly simplistic designs.) The soothing palettes and clean lines create calm among the chaos of the global pandemic.

Per the DAC, “Each of the homes featured is presented as its own chapter, with an overview of the residence and its history, a listing of the key members of the design team for the project, and lavish illustrations including full-color photos of both the exterior and interior of the residence. The book is accompanied by insightful and thought-provoking essays by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gunderson, and Jeremy Strick.”

Below are two Sebastian-built residences you’ll find in the pages of Dallas Modern:

Above, Westwick residence. Architect: Overland Partners Architects, San Antonio, TX

The design of Westwick, a modern home for art was based on Overland’s belief that “art is integral to the human experience helped the team bring intimate and gallery spaces together into one harmonious design.”

Strait Lane, the only Philip Johnson-designed house in Dallas, is not only a modern design aficionado’s dream, it’s also played a role in history:

“It has seen galas and gowns. A president. A first lady. A rock concert. Champagne toasts. Fashion shows down the double stairs. Singers. Socialites. Senators. Ambassadors. A ballet performance on the lawn. It has been celebrated in books, in Vogue and in The New York Times.”