Classic Revival Home

French Country Home Architect

The University Park couple who commissioned this residence asked Dallas architect, Michael Lyons, to design a historically correct classic revival home. The facade of this classic residence is dominated by a two-story high centered portico with a gable and four Tuscan columns; the brick veneer is laid in the Flemish bond pattern. Architecturally correct columns, elliptical arch windows and a roof line that mirrors the front portico act as the common thread to tie the front and back exteriors together. The first floor is designed entirely for entertaining with a central cross gallery flaring out at one end with a music area. All living areas of this Dallas custom home, including kitchen and dining, connect to the gallery. The second floor has three bedrooms, a master suite and a large laundry area. The powder room is octagonal with a dramatic, faceted-shaped ceiling – one of Lyons’s trademark architectural details. The homeowners requested an exceptional amount of storage in the third floor attic space. To accommodate this request, Lyons created a private stairway up to a T-shaped attic of 935 square feet of clear usable storage.


Michael Lyons is among Dallas’s premier residential architects and his architectural designs can be found in the nicest homes in neighborhoods in Dallas, the DFW metro area and beyond. When you seek a residential architect or home architect in the North Texas area to build your dream home or renovate all or part of your existing residence, depend on residential architect Lyons’s architectural design services. To contact Michael Lyons call 214-256-9600.