In architecture, aspiration is the
seed of inspiration and distinction is its flower.
|| Historically significant
homes with porches make a congenial gesture to neighbors walking
about in David Bagwell Company developments.
In 1923, developers J.P. Stephenson and F.N.
Drane hired architect David Williams to plan property for which
they had high aesthetic aspirations. Williams' inspired concept
of homes facing one another across common open space resulted
in the venerated Greenway Parks neighborhood of Dallas.
About this time, Fort Worth architects Joseph Patterson, James
Teague, Joseph Pelich, and John Staub were designing Period Style
homes in the Westover Hills development of Lloyd McKee, Wyatt
Hedrick and T.O. Baker, which are still revered for their evocative
Earlier, developers John Broad, David Bomar and Morris Berney
had chosen prominent Fort Worth architects Sanguinet and Staats
to design the clubhouse of the exclusive River Crest Country Club
community they envisioned west of downtown. During the 1920's
and 30's, Sanguinet & Staats, John Staub, Wiley Clarkson and
Chicago architects David Adler and Henry Dangler designed historically
significant homes around the golf course for prominent Fort Worth
Meanwhile, developer John Armstrong hired landscape architects
Wilbur David Cook of Beverly Hills and George Kessler of Kansas
City to lay out property he owned overlooking downtown Dallas.
Today, it is the much-admired Town of Highland Park.
The inspiration of their architects allowed these North Texas
developers to achieve the lofty aesthetic goals to which they
aspired. What they sowed 80 years ago still flowers, establishing
that the pleasing fragrance of true art lasts long after the bloom
is off low cost and quick move-in enabled by mediocre design.
In Colleyville, distinctive residential developments by the David
Bagwell Company bear the imprint of architects Robin McCaffrey
and Tary Arterburn. Each demonstrates the power of inspired architecture
in achieving the picturesque neighborhood aspect of a bygone era.
Aspiring homebuyers may go to www.bagwellcompany.com for additional
information or contact Susan Folkert at 214/673-6754.