Preservation Dallas
“Most Endangered Historic Places”
A Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece
in Old Preston Hollow


 STARTING BID $2,900,000

PREVIEW FEB 18 // 1-4PM 



If you’re inspired by architecture, history and design you will find it all embodied here in this unique, modern home built by oilman Grady Vaughn and designed by Robert Goodwin, who was inspired by architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
This Dallas jewel embraces its lush, natural surroundings and evokes a lifestyle of simple elegance; a priceless piece of architectural history that imparts character and distinction.


In 1951, when Dallas began to usher in the midcentury modern design movement, Grady Vaughn selected architect Robert Goodwin of Goodwin & Cavitt to design his waterfront dream home. Vaughn aspired to create a residence that would reflect his energetic optimism and growing success.
 During this time, Dallas was spreading northward at a rapid pace. Land which had been rich, black-land prairie was being transformed into home sites for a new generation. The Dentwood land, marketed in the early 1940s as a “picturesque and rustic tract,” is now recognized as the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood.
Vaughn selected one of the last few remaining lots in Dentwood – a tranquil tract bordering a quiet lake dotted with ancient oak trees. The site was formerly the country estate of theater impresario, Louis Dent. The neighborhood gradually filled in with spectacular homes built by Dallas notables including oilman Paul Scott, builder Jack Neece, retailer Harold Volk and architects William Lang and George Dahl.
In more recent history, this spectacular home was the family residence of the late Dallas developer, Allan Zidell.   Zidell was a successful, self-made man responsible for building several thousand apartment units and dozens of commercial structures in the booming Dallas economy. His family grew in step with his business and in 1971 he and his wife, Joyce, began to look for a larger home for their five children.  When a realtor showed them the home on Dentwood, they knew it would be perfect for their family.
Over the next generation, the new family’s memories would be made there. Once again, children’s’ voices rang through the house. Allan and Joyce’s children and their cousins remember summer days of splashing in the pool and rowboat adventures on the lake.


  • Property ID
  • 6
  • 7.2

Updated on February 18, 2018 at 6:16 am


  • Address: 5350 S Dentwood Dr
  • City: Dallas
  • State/county: Texas
  • Zip/Postal Code: 75220
  • Country: United States

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  • Mark Woodling
  • 214-543-9990
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