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Highland Park Home

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art masterpieces and design classics  dominate this palatial 100-year-old property in the Dallas neighborhood of Highland Park, an area of historic note and home to a collection of grand mansions of architectural significance. A landmark property, this elegant house has a stately white exterior which harkens back to a federal-style while the home’s interiors were completely updated by Dallas-based Chad Dorsey, whose love of travel informs a relaxed approach to luxury that draws from an international portfolio of mid-century and contemporary furnishings and decorative objects. 




dedication to detail is obvious from the entry hall where the designer plays with a combination of neutral colors and tones, choosing furnishings that capture the imagination with their interesting contours and impeccable heritage. A sense of gravitas is demonstrated by a sleek silver Marc Newsom table and a texturized ‘champignon’ (mushroom) stool by Maison Gerard, overlooked by an Andy Warhol print of Jackie O. This artful approach continues into the living room which is flooded with light, thanks to two large arched windows and an array of fine collectibles including a plush L-shaped sofa by De Sede, coffee tables by Carl Springer and an iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. 





point of this artful abode, is a minimalist dining room where the high gloss of the bespoke marquetry floor is matched with  an undulating Zaha Hadid dining table flanked by equally sculptural chairs by award winning New York designer Nina Seirafi. On the walls, you’ll find a museum worthy collection of  compositions by Sean Scully and Ugo Rondinon. 




the dining room, contemporary verve meets old world charm via a wood paneled bar which connects to a luxury kitchen space that Dorsey has imbued with a distinctly rustic feel. Here, a central island is surrounded by luxe white cabinetry conceived by British kitchen master Christopher Peacock. The kitchen leads on to a glass conservatory which serves as a ‘breakfast nook’, connecting the outside landscape to the heart of the home. 







bathrooms were designed to be intentionally minimalist and functional for a spa-like aesthetic while the main bedroom is pure pared-back luxury and decorated with statement pieces, including a bed by iconic design firm Liaigre and a tubular smoked-glass Luna fixture by Gabriel Scott. 



Design: Chad Dorsey Design

Styling: Jenny O’Connor Studio

Photography: Douglas Friedman Photography



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