Lead singer of Polyphonic Spree, Tim DeLaughter, lists Dallas residence for US$1,195,300
Dallas, Texas (March 18, 2019) — Located in the graceful and heavily treed Lakewood neighborhood, this distinctive residential compound has two structures of different heights that create a light-filled living space as airy as it is unique. Built in 2006, the geometric exterior is a striking medley of brick hardwood and iron with generous window expanses both horizontal and vertical interconnected by covered iron catwalks and stairways. The home of four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths is represented by Giordano, Wegman, Walsh and Associates, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Dallas.
Said Anne Lasko, who is representing the property: “The property’s exteriors are definitely contemporary while the interiors exude a retro vibe making for a truly artistic dichotomy. When I am in the house, I feel like I am in a beautiful tree house with the green leaves of the tall trees right outside the windows of the main living area. The home’s white walls and blond hardwood floors embody “Light and Day,” the title of one of the owner’s most famous songs.”
Tim DeLaughter founded Polyphonic Spree in 2000, a performance blending pop, symphonic pop and rock. With some two dozen members — a choir, keyboardists, percussion, flute, trombone and violin, to name a few — the band’s famously uplifting messages and audience participation has been said to resemble more a revival than a concert. David Bowie was the band’s most famous fan, whose music has been featured in global advertising for Apple, Volkswagen and Hewlett-Packard; in the medical television series, “Scrubs” and also the films “The Lorax” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
The home totals 3,266 square feet between its main residence and stand-alone second story studio, perched on wide brick walls to form the large carport below. This structure is connected to the main building by an iron catwalk and could be used as a guesthouse or media room, music or art studio and has served as the family’s teenager bedroom suite.
Stone steps flanked by the studio and a low wall, lined with indigenous plants and the generous lawn beyond, form a walkway which opens to a private courtyard entry with a fire pit. A dramatic wrap-around appreciation for the home’s contemporary architectural design is on full view. Climb the iron staircase to the front door and walk directly into the main living area with its centerpiece flat-stone fireplace. Adjoining is another large living area and a lovely partition hides the chef’s kitchen with its top-of-the-line appliances and modular build-ins. A pleasingly austere staircase accesses the en suite master alcove and the other three bedrooms.
The historic Lakewood neighborhood, with its elementary school considered one of the city’s best, is within walking distance of Dallas’s famed White Rock Lake with its endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as sailing, biking and hiking. Also within walking distance is a growing number of brew pubs and restaurants. A five-minute drive away is the city’s cultural hub, including the Dallas Arts District, with the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Winspear Opera House, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Museum of Asian Art.