Designed in 1958 by Edward Durell Stone, Oak Court represented a significant residential achievement in the architect’s worldwide body of work. Stone’s original design alludes to the climate similarities between Dallas and his concurrently designed U.S. Embassy in New Delhi – which both feature courtyards and integrated water features. This restoration project begun in 2004 required an approach that balanced these aspects: Respecting a rigorous nine-foot grid throughout t • he home and its surrounds. • Rectifying numerous insensitive modifications to the home over the years. • The iconic dining room lagoon was fully restored to its original state of importance, and the courtyards were artfully integrated with living spaces. • Renovating the home for modern living through respectful modifications that remained faithful to the original design intent.