Dallas Architecture Forum: Turtle Creek Pump House


On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of attending the Dallas Architecture Forum‘s 365 Modern Living house tour series at the Turtle Creek Pump House.  It was a fantastic evening in an inspiring location.  The Pump House was originally the source of drinking water for Highland Park until the mid 1900s.  It was brought back to life by Cunningham Architects and interior designer, Emily Summers.

The renovation team paid close attention to maintaining the original character of this historic building, while creating a space for the clients’ private art gallery.  The original waterworks plant machinery were preserved and stand as their own works of art.  My personal favorite was the pump pictured above which was surrounded in glass.

The exterior gardens appealed to the same aesthetics as the interiors and echoed the water theme throughout.  I could have spent hours in the courtyard of pavers and grass, well, only if the heat had backed off a little bit.  Thanks to the Dallas Architecture Forum for such a wonderful evening!

 






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