Developer Does Dallas

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August 4, 2009
Originally published in Urban Renaissance
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  Outside their homes on Throckmorton Street in Dallas, architect Edward Baum (right) and his neighbor admire the fruits of Baum’s labors.
    Outside their homes on Throckmorton Street in Dallas, architect Edward Baum (right) and his neighbor admire the fruits of Baum’s labors.
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  The living room of Baum’s 1650-square-foot home features a poured-concrete floor as well as many vintage finds and artifacts from his travels. The sidechairs in the foreground are by Ib Kofod-Larsen and the leather chair is by Gilbert Rohde.
    The living room of Baum’s 1650-square-foot home features a poured-concrete floor as well as many vintage finds and artifacts from his travels. The sidechairs in the foreground are by Ib Kofod-Larsen and the leather chair is by Gilbert Rohde.
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  The backlighting Baum included above the storage units lining the hall is revealed at dusk. The lighting provides a warm glow throughout the house.
    The backlighting Baum included above the storage units lining the hall is revealed at dusk. The lighting provides a warm glow throughout the house.
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  Baum’s bedroom features his many photos and other memorabilia collected over his years of teaching and working throughout the country.
    Baum’s bedroom features his many photos and other memorabilia collected over his years of teaching and working throughout the country.
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  Baum uses his “flex room” as his architectural office, but in the other three units adjoining his, the same space has been used as an extra bed-room and a TV room.
    Baum uses his “flex room” as his architectural office, but in the other three units adjoining his, the same space has been used as an extra bed-room and a TV room.
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  The house is organized around three courtyards. The largest serves as an outdoor room between the living space and Baum’s office, which he calls the “flex room.”
    The house is organized around three courtyards. The largest serves as an outdoor room between the living space and Baum’s office, which he calls the “flex room.”
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  The kitchen is lit with plenty of natural light from the open-air carport directly in front of it. All appliances and cabinetry are off the shelf from various big-box stores.
    The kitchen is lit with plenty of natural light from the open-air carport directly in front of it. All appliances and cabinetry are off the shelf from various big-box stores.
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  The view from the front door to the bedroom showcases the large amounts of storage space necessary to attract homebuyers.
    The view from the front door to the bedroom showcases the large amounts of storage space necessary to attract homebuyers.
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