It’s not every day that your long-lusted-after dream house goes on the market right when you’re financially able and willing to snatch it up. Luckily for Melissa Auberty, the dreamer, and her husband, Frederic, time was something they had on their side.
Melissa had made several places her home (LA and Europe were on the list), but when it came time to raising a family, she and her husband believed it was time to return to their Texas roots. In 1992, after the birth of their second son, their dream home on Edmonson Avenue in Dallas went up for sale. The following day, it was theirs.
The Auberty sons are both classical pianists, guitarists and drummers
The first changes they made to the house were moderate, but in 2006, with the help of designer Allen Kirsch, they decided to bring their 1930’s abode up to speed with ever-evolving Dallas trends. During an arduous 14-month remodel, the entire downstairs was gutted and a staircase was added to access the master bedroom. Once the architectural logistics were ironed out, comfort-friendly modern furniture and large pieces of art were brought in to bring the home to life.
With the home remodel behind them, the Auberty’s have no intention of making any more major changes. Of course, it would be hard to duplicate the results of a remodel this successful.