“Dumptop” is a nickname for the concrete structure rising 3-stories from a West Dallas escarpment inside The Villas at Dilbeck Court. The name was derived during site clearing when it was discovered that the site had once been an illegal dumping ground. Mounds of tires and 10 forty-foot trash containers of concrete were removed before foundation work could commence. Designed for a philanthropist by Dallas architects Booziotis & Company Architects, the 9,000 square-foot home was completed in 2014 and offers spectacular views of the Trinity River corridor and downtown Dallas. Four structural concrete pylons support the three primary living zones while also holding the bulk of the secondary functions. Each living zone is capped with a cantilevered concrete roof. Clad in limestone, the residence evokes a sense of permanence, while expansive areas of glass provide amazing views to the north and east. A floating circular staircase graciously connects the three living levels.
The residence was designed to LEED for Home standards and has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. Built on what is essentially a brownfield site, the building utilizes captured rainwater to irrigate native plantings on the site. The structural frame uses high fly-ash content concrete, while locally sourced materials and high recycle content materials are used throughout. The systems include fully controlled lighting with some LED, solar-heated hot water, and high-efficiency heating and cooling.
The owner’s intent is to host a wide array of cultural events involving local charities and the arts. In this spirit, the home will be a significant part of the Dallas community for generations to come.