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Dream Street 2020: Inside 1104 High Court, the Hill Country Hideout

The house at 1104 High Court draws inspiration from architectural styles popular in the Texas Hill Country, defined by sloped metal roofing and stone incorporated throughout the exterior. Large windows also draw the outside in, giving the home’s dwellers ample views of the surrounding landscape.

A modern, Hill Country aesthetic defines the design of 1104 High Court, the two-story home that stands on the right side of the cul-de-sac. The standing seam metal roof and stone incorporated into the building’s exterior pay homage to the popular architectural styles found in Austin, recreated in Southlake’s luxurious Oxford Place neighborhood.

At 7,271 square feet — five bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, and a four-car garage — 1104 High Court is the handiwork of builder John Webb of Heritage Homes, designer Traci Darden of Elements of Design, architect Paragon Design Group, and a hefty roster of the city’s top vendors.

The home blends the sophistication of contemporary design with the Southern hospitality of the Texas Hill Country. Lines are clean but not cold. Rustic touches and warm tones create an inviting atmosphere. Organic elements like wood floors and custom greenery are a nod to the outdoors. And while neutrals like black, white, and gray dominate the palette, the house is unafraid to make a statement with its incorporation of color, from the deep, calming blue that guides the home’s design to the bold artwork showcased in nearly every room.

In the spirit of the Hill Country, the home encourages its owners to spend more time outside. The spacious backyard, perimeter overflow pool, and outdoor kitchen are perfect for entertaining. Glass doors by the living room slide open from end to end to create one large space that seamlessly connects the interior with the exterior, and an upstairs balcony is oriented just right, so that one can look southward and see the Fourth of July fireworks over Southlake Town Square.

Drawing the outside in, the house incorporates a heavy use of glass — and not just with the large windows that draw in natural light. A floating staircase leads to the second floor. Glass also replaces the traditional walls of the study, offering an open view through the living room to the pool in the backyard.

“It’s a good-feeling home,” Webb says.


The Designer: Paragon Design Group of Southlake is headed by Robert Leeper. The custom residential design firm has served the Fort Worth area for 28 years, offering services such as home design and planning.

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The home: Being built by John Webb of Heritage Homes, builder of the magazine’s 2019 Showcase Home in Colleyville. The home will be 7,271 square feet and two stories, with five bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, four-car garage, and pool. The interior will be finished by Elements of Design, which does the interiors for all of Heritage’s homes. The home will be designed in modern Hill Country, including a sweeping open floor plan in the living spaces, in keeping with transitional and modern design. It’s listed for sale at $3.825 million.

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It’s hard to miss the floating staircase the moment one passes through the front door. Glass is a prominent material throughout the home, giving each space a modern flair. Meanwhile, bear grass and a leather accent chair at the foot of the staircase nod back to the Hill Country theming.

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Blue is the home’s most dominant color. The walls of the study feature Sherwin-Williams’ “Cyberspace,” a gray/blue hybrid.

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Adjacent to the kitchen is a chilled wine room that can carry over 600 bottles.

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