Mid-century Oak Lawn Office Building Is Getting a Makeover

An Oak Lawn office building that dates to the 1960s is getting a major makeover.The planned redo will preserve the property's mid-century modern look.The 3-story office at 4525 Lemmon Avenue is near the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway and across the street from Whole Foods Market.Built in 1967 for Mutual of New York Insurance, the property has been owned since last year by Dallas' Oxford Capital Partners and its partners."We acquired the existing 30,000-square-foot building in April 2018 and have programmed an extensive redevelopment," said Oxford Capital's Harrison Horowitz. "We are attempting to highlight the building's mid-century architecture and position the project as a class a architecturally iconic gem with a boutique-hotel feeling on the edge of Highland Park."We are targeting decision-makers in the Park Cities who value the architecture and convenience over Uptown."The owners hired architects Perkins+Will to design the building's reboot. The property was originally designed by Dallas based HKS.Renovation plans include a new lobby, outside courtyard and a rooftop expansion."We are adding an 8,000-square-foot fourth floor and a 1,400 square-foot exterior fourth floor patio with excellent views of downtown Dallas," Horowitz said. "This expansion space is inspired by Philip Johnson's Glass House."Upon completion of our improvements in February 2020, the building will be around 38,000 square feet."Trevor Franke and Gini Dibrell Rounsaville of Peloton Commercial are handing the leasing of the project."The building will be multi-tenant but we would of course welcome a single-tenant to take the entire third and fourth floors," Horowitz said. "Pastoral Counseling - the building seller - will partially occupy the second floor for the time being."We will also office on the second floor."  Continue reading...

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