Mid-Century Modern in the Hills - Home Tour Preview
Homeowners | Enrique Montenegro and Dr. Michelle Reyna
Home Sponsor | Origin Bank
Enrique readily admits that from at the looking size, shape and floorplan of his home, you might think it is just a big square box; however, as you tour this Kessler Park home, you will be astounded by the mid-century style and architecture that is complemented by the hilly topography of the neighborhood.
Michelle and Enrique purchased the home in 2003 shortly after completing their education and training. “It was love at first sight,” they comment. Since then, they’ve added two girls to the family and 900 additional square feet to the home. Although they’ve had the opportunity to upsize multiple times since they first bought, the mix and diversity of neighbors and the character of the neighborhood keep them from making any other place in Dallas home.
The first thing to catch your eye upon entering the home are three, life-size, day-of-the-dead mannequins that give tribute to the family heritage. They won’t distract you for long though, as you are drawn into the gigantic public spaces and entertaining areas represented by a living room, party-size kitchen, and den. These three rooms are awash in natural light provided, in part, by large windows and doors that open to a 500 square foot deck. The kitchen, den, and deck were recent upgrades and additions designed by Enrique who is a residential architect by trade.
Other features of this home that will amaze you include the renovated bathrooms, artwork from a prominent civil rights activist, mementos from trips around the world, some mid-century family heirlooms, and a basement which houses an office / art studio, carport entrance, and impressive storage for the family.
Enjoy the before and after picture book to see the history of this house and the its transformation from origination to present.
Architectural Style: Mid-Century Modern
Year Built: Circa 1956
Neighborhood: Kessler Park