All the right angles


Three years ago, on a warm June evening, I was walking to a Henderson Avenue restaurant and stopped to admire the house at 5103 Milam in Cochran Heights. The exterior was all rectangles — oblong boxes of wood, steel and glass. Even more striking were the garage door and the freestanding decorative screen made from a grid of colorful glass panels, some translucent, some opaque. One of the homeowners was gardening and we chatted about the house. She even allowed me to snap some scouting photos for a possible story. Life got busy, it never happened.

I forgot about the house until just before press time when I learned it was for sale. Here, the specs I didn’t know then: built in 2008 by Dallas architecture firm EST.11; two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths; Brazilian koa floors upstairs; gallery lighting; a two-car garage. The colored glass? A nod to the windows so often favored in the original Charles Dilbeck homes common to this neighborhood. The list price? $779,000. And, now, a new note to self, a reminder about early birds and worms. Listed with Robby Sturgeon of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Mast Sturgeon Group, 214-533-6633;