Budget Breakdown: A Color-Changing House in Dallas Is Built for $584K

LED strips embedded in a polycarbonate wall allow one couple to change the mood of their new home.
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"Every day is a staycation," says Lori Louis of the Scandinavian- and farmhouse-inspired home she shares with her partner, Jim, in East Dallas, Texas. Sitting in a primarily 1940s neighborhood, Trammel House affords access to hiking and bike trails for the pair of empty nesters, who’d lived in a historic home nearby for 26 years before deciding to move into a more modern, low-maintenance home that would allow them to age in place. For the task, they called on architect Thad Reeves of A. Gruppo Architects.

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