Dallas Modern Luxury
“Builder Alan Kagan’s new contemporary house in East Dallas drew plenty of oohs and ahhs on the recent AIA Dallas Tour Of Homes, and that’s just what the 30-year veteran of the construction industry wanted. At 2,500 square feet, Kagan’s house impresses not with size, but with innovative and luxurious use of commonly found materials and judicious use of space. Kagan teamed up with architect Joshua Nimmo of Nimmo American Studio to build a house for himself that would also be a showcase for future contemporary homes he hopes to build with Nimmo and other architects.”
Columns – AIA Dallas Tour Of Homes Edition
“The design of this home on Prospect Avenue assembles large, simple masses and cantilevered planes to create expansive, open spaces within a typical single-family lot. It was a priority to balance the drama of monumental spaces and forms with the serenity of nature. Blurring the boundary between interior and exterior, at some perspectives the residence is completely see-through. From other points of view, forms and objects slowly reveal themselves. The house hides behind a large pecan tree, as well as an architectural screen and landscaping.”
Dallas Modern Luxury
“Dwellings, A Kagan Company, is a major force in the evolving landscape of Uptown East, a slice of town that mirrors Uptown proper on the opposite side of Central, reaching roughly as far as Gaston Avenue. The Dwellings properties at Haskell, Deere and Munger are modern town homes with versatile, open floor plans, sleek, energy-efficient designs and private yards.
Kagan, a faithful advocate of his own product (he resides at the Dwellings at Deere), draws from various architectural styles to achieve his must-have level of sophistication. He’s particularly enamored with über-architect Lionel Morrison’s work and heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement.”
Dallas Home Design
“Ingrained in Alan Kagan’s building philosophy is the resolve to design each of his residences as if he might live in it himself. Faithfully following this credo, he has settled into his niche – that of offering sleek, affordable townhouse in East Dallas – quite literally, residing at one of his own properties. What better way to remain committed to the refined art of offering reasonably priced style, comfort and space? And rarely has affordability been so appealing as in these spaces that showcase Kagan’s distinctively modern design techniques and flair for clean lines.”
February March 2018
"The house, built in a boomerang shape, arcs around the living areas facing the mountains. The roof cantilevers out to create deep decks furnished with multiple seating areas . . . to enjoy the views with sliding doors that offer an idyllic indoor/outdoor living experience."