HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas Zoo opened in 1888 with two deer and two mountain lions; now it has 2,000 animals and a million visitors a year. There’s a lot to see and do at this popular Dallas attraction.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas World Aquarium. With its monkeys and chameleons, flamingos and penguins—even ocelots, for cryin’ out loud—the Dallas World Aquarium isn’t your typical hometown aquarium (well, unless you live in Dallas). Check out the rainforest exhibit for beautiful birds and unusual sloths. The 20,000-gallon cenote exhibit walks you through the shark habitat, and South Africa is cool for its penguins. With a conservation focus, the aquarium has several endangered animals such as the Antillean manatee. Check out the website or call ahead to plan your visit around scheduled animal feedings and talks.
Even shipping container homes are bigger in Texas. Called PV14 House, since it uses 14 shipping containers, this Dallas home from M Gooden Design is one of the largest at 3,700 square feet. This home contains three bedrooms, a den, entertainment area, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. There’s also a small penthouse and a large roof deck. A glass-fronted second floor, complete with a full-length balcony, maximizes prime views of a lake and park across the way.
With stunning views of Dallas, Tex., the contemporary balcony provides a cozy place to retreat after a long day. A fireplace is built in to the wall next to the funky, cool lounge chair. Glass sliding doors blend the indoors and out.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The award-winning Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on White Rock Lake is considered one of the top arboretums in the world and is a “must-visit” on parent lists and travel sites. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is awesome for younger ones, offering exhibits where they can play and learn.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art has something for every young art lover. Older kids will enjoy the museum’s Contemporary and American Art permanent collections, with cool pieces by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and Gerald Murphy, among many others. Check the website for current temporary exhibitions. Those individuals who get testy slow-walking galleries (e.g., kids 8 and younger) have their own retreat areas in Arturo’s Nest and the Young Learners Gallery in the Center for Creative Connections.
The open layout of the penthouse connects the dining room to the living area. Hip and modern, the space is ideal for entertaining. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase expansive views of downtown Dallas and bring ample light into the residence.
One of two master suites, this penthouse bedroom offers warm wood furnishings, plush brown carpet and balcony access. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide striking views of downtown Dallas both day and night.
The posh, modern living room boasts outstanding views of downtown Dallas from the floor-to-ceiling windows. White leather furnishings are grounded by a chocolate brown shag rug, and blue accents bring a fun pop of color to the space.
A spacious master bath connects to the two master bedrooms at this luxury penthouse. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of downtown Dallas, day or night. Sleek fixtures, frameless mirrors and a floating double vanity complete the modern design.
Texas pool designers Pool Environments gut the pool and replace the aggregate concrete with travertine paver in a Versailles pattern. They build a raised spa, one-foot wall and sheer descent waterfalls. The space is opened up by removing a portion of the driveway and adding an outdoor fireplace and seating area.