House. 5927 Joyce Way Dallas Texas
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Thanks Susan Goodell for the opportunity to see a great original house!
In late 2005 Susan Goodell contacted me about this house which was just
about to be sold. Ms. Goodell invited me to come look the house over before
the sale was completed. Needless to say I instantly took her up on her
offer. Her father Sol Goodell had lived in the house until his passing
a few months before. The Goodells were the builders and only owners of
this Howard Meyer designed house. Ms. Goodell walked me through the house
and told me that it was all original.
is 2 story with den, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bath on the first
floor on the east side with a high ceiling living room with clerestory
windows and dining on the west side. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and
2 baths (if I remember correctly). Susan described the second floor as
more "utilitarian" since it was just bedrooms and the 2 baths.
My camera doesn't have a decent wide angle capability so I didn't take
any photos of the second floor bedrooms. I do remember some cool built-in
shelves and a desk similar to the 4400
Rheims house. The house faces south with large windows. There is a
carport on the northwest back of the house. Almost the entire lot is canopied
with huge trees and the backyard is really fantastic with multi-level
The back yard
is huge with two levels. The back patio leads out to a walk with steps
down to the lower level of the yard. Two low brick walls wrap around making
the two levels. A narrow walk leads along the east low brick wall to a
gate at the front of the house. There is a photo of the gate in the pop-up
photo gallery linked above.
looking north. Check out those trees!
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Here are some larger photos of various parts of the house not included
in the pop-up photo album linked above. Here are some notes about the
photos... The den was my favorite part of the house with it's recessed
lighting, built-in cabinets and wet bar. The cabinets between the entry
hallway and den don't reach all the way to the ceiling. This makes the
room look larger and more open and provides an open place for display.
The dining area has a large wall size window facing west with a really
cool brick sunscreen across the width of the large window. The study is
at the end of the entry hall that runs along the front of the house. The
desk in the study appeared to have been designed for the room. It was
finished the same as the wood in the study. I can't remember if Ms. Goodell
said that the desk was designed for the room or not. It sure looks like