Snavely Front

What do go-go boots, big hair, and color-coordinated appliances have in common? They were all popular in the 1960s. You’ll only see one of these things in our Midcentury Masterpiece of a Friday Five Hundred, though. We already talked about this amazing home during the legendary estate sale in January, when Janelle Stone Estate Services helped liquidate the incredible collection of designer bits, bobbles, and furnishings that Alice Snavely, personal secretary to Neiman Marcus founder Stanley Marcus, had amassed.

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Now Snavely’s incredible time warp of a home at 6540 Cliffbrook Drive is on the market, listed by Coldwell Banker Park Cities Realtor Sandra Melmed for $575,000, a steal considering how many amazing architectural details this home has. As you can imagine, Snavely had an eye for quality, and that is absolutely reflected in this 1962 ranch. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and more than 3,500 square feet.

Some wonderful details you’ll be enamored with include Asian-style carved wood screens, stained glass panels featuring bamboo motifs. But the kitchen is where you’ll be truly amazed, with incredible Midcentury Modern cabinetry, unique hardware, bright orange Formica, and the coolest color-coordinated wallpaper made to look like a woven reed chair bottom. It’s just fantastic!

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This incredible home was also featured on Retro Renovation with all of the photographs from Shoot2Sell.

Yowza, another stunning time capsule house: This  1962 Dallas, Texas mid century modern home, listed for sale by Realtor Sandra Melmed, features stunning Asian-influenced decor throughout, most all of it in untouched original condition. The house has an interesting provenance. The original owner was longtime executive assistant to Neiman Marcus chairman and family heir Stanley Marcus, and it’s clear she had fabulous taste.

We actually recall sharing the link to the estate sale for this house on our Facebook page — it was quite something to see all the designer decor, not to mention the fantastic clothes and shoes.

With amazing light fixtures, dramatic fireplaces, a true Japanese-style garden with an incredible water feature, and an oasis of a pool, this home should be preserved, and I hope the new owners will keep as much of it intact as possible.


9623 Windy Terrace Front

Storage is so important these days. As families grow, so does the amount of stuff you have. I swear that the only reason I’m unable to park my car in the garage is because I had a baby. All that stuff you have after a child outgrows one thing and moves on to another is unimaginable at first, and ridiculous at best. It’s true!

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So when I see a home that has tons of built-in cabinets and what looks like excessive storage, I get a serious case of the wantees. Built-ins are what makes a home look like a Houzz page, because you can stuff all the odds and ends in a well-tailored cabinet and declare a room clean!

That’s why I love this North Dallas home at 9623 Windy Terrace. With four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and more than 3,300 square feet, there’s tons of room not only for family, but to store all of your family’s junk! Plus, it’s inside the Richardson Independent School District, specifically inside the acclaimed Merriman Park Elementary attendance area. It’s listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor and local legend Mary Poss for $539,000.

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Trust me, with the updates inside this home, it’s so worth it! Consider that you don’t have to do a thing to this house! It has hardwoods! It’s move-in ready! And you get a HUGE wet bar, perfect for entertaining while the kids are at the grandparents this summer. And there’s a fantastic pool in the back with attached spa, which is going to be very popular come this summer. There’s also a built-in grill that the buyers are sure to enjoy come Memorial Day weekend.

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You’ll also adore the architectural details of this home, including the tall, exposed beam ceiling in the kitchen. The trim in the living room is amazing, and the kitchen has been renovated with built-ins and a fantastic eat-in island. It’s just off the dining room, which is so cool — it’s round! I bet you’ll have a blast finding the perfect dining table for this room that will really play up the chandelier.

The master bedroom is perfect at 18 x 16, with plenty of windows and a really amazing stone fireplace. Just look at that! It looks like a set from a Bond movie — you add the bearskin rug! Seriously in love!

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The master bath was recently renovated and is a five-piece number with gorgeous natural stone, a fantastic tub, a stand-alone shower with frameless glass and tons of drawers and cabinets. It is just beautiful and a real selling point in this price range.

So, what do you love most about this incredible property?

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7115 Meadowcreek Front

My first impression of this 1970s soft contemporary in Northwood Hills went something like this:



Totally dramatic, right? From the cool leaded glass double front doors, the vaulted ceiling and ridiculously beautiful fireplace, to the cool wallpaper in the dining room, well, it makes an impact, that’s for sure. And that impact is why I love 7115 Meadowcreek, which is open Sunday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This home is huge, and has so much room for entertaining that you’ll be hosting soirees year-round with family and friends. And while some of this home has been updated over the years, the galley kitchen is a total time capsule for any fan of 2000: A Space Odyssey. It’s so stark you can tell that it was made in Germany, but you’ll be wondering if it was east or west.

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Seriously, with five bedrooms, four full baths, three living areas, two dining areas, and an awesome pool in the backyard, how could you not love this home? OK, yes, it’s an acquired taste, mostly because the seller hasn’t staged this property to appeal to a larger audience. Still, it’s located inside a fantastic neighborhood, with Richardson ISD schools and tons of trees. It’s listed by Virginia Cook Realtor Mayo Redpath for $550,000. Yes, it may seem a little steep for this property, but consider the more than 4,100 square feet, the huge windows, and the exceptional condition this property comes in, it’s totally worth the $133/per square foot price tag.

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Of course, the spot where you’ll see the most DRAAAMAAAAAAAAAA! is the master suite. It’s a good size, if you couldn’t tell that visually from the enormous four-poster bed in this place. It feels even bigger than its 23×18 footprint thanks to the vaulted ceiling. With a little work, this place will be fabulous.

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Now, don’t freak out, but I think the wallpaper in the master bath could be a bit too busy, don’t you think? I mean, combined with the very busy green marble tile floor and counter, it seems like a little too much. But still, this is a five-piece bath, and once you take down the wallpaper, it’s just about awesome. I’d keep the brass fixtures, too, because that’s just how I roll.

But it’s the backyard that will have you hooked, and that’s mostly because you can see so much of it through the huge windows at the back of the house, and that view can become positively addicting. Trust me, this home is just a very, very cool place that when combined with a buyer who has great vision, will be worthy of a home tour.

What do you think?

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1115 Sarasota Front

The Hollywood/Santa Monica neighborhood is hot right now, with hundreds of families looking for the perfect home in this sweet little subdivision, but thanks to higher prices and a market that is poised for even more growth, it’s hard to find the right house for the right buyer.

Still, there are some very lovely homes in this area, including 1115 Sarasota Circle. While this beauty blends with the rest of the Tudors and cottages in the area, you’ll be surprised to hear it was actually built just 13 years ago, a labor of love by a retired builder, Daryl Davis. It’s marketed by Allie Beth Allman agent Alex Roostaei for $549,000.

“This home was built for [Daryl] and his wife back in 2001. He’s one of those guys who if he’s going to do something,  he does it correctly,” Roostaei said. “He built this house not only to be beautiful and functional, but also to be just as sound behind the walls and in the construction.”

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Sounds like this beautiful stone-and-brick-clad home will stand the test of time just like the rest of the 1920s-era Tudors you’ll find in Hollywood Heights and in Lakewood Heights. This particular home has three bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, a huge backyard and a two-car garage with an air-conditioned studio/office space upstairs.

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Inside you’ll find elegant millwork and trim, with glossy stained hardwood mouldings throughout. The gorgeous fireplace in the living room is modeled after Rookwood fireplaces that are common in the area. The dining room is spacious, perfect for entertaining, and has a lovely chandelier overhead.

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In the kitchen you’ll fall for the beautiful red cabinets and gorgeous pendant and wall-mount light fixtures that add a soft vintage flair. Of course, you’ll find high-end stainless appliances and a built-in, made-to-match refrigerator. A wine nook and a beautiful island complete the space, which benefits from tons of natural light from the windows. There’s a beautiful breakfast nook next to the kitchen with huge windows and a lovely, understated fireplace.

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Upstairs, the master suite is just absolutely adorable. The same touches you love in a 1920s Tudor can be found in this home, including the adorable commode with a vessel sink modeled to look like an old wash pan. The woodwork, honeycomb tile, and the cast-iron claw-foot tub make it a trip back in time. Nostalgic and more romantic than a New England bed and breakfast!

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Just off the breakfast room is the screened porch, which opens to the huge, grassy backyard. In all, this home is perfect for lovers of vintage details with tons of modern amenities that make this incredible property a perfect Valentine for anyone!

17203 Earthwind Front

Every time I read the address of 17203 Earthwind, I always want to add “and Fire!” Definitely makes for a memorable address for an exceptionally memorable house such as this renovated 1970s soft contemporary in Preston Creek.

This home is so beautiful, with light streaming in through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that face that backyard and the skylights that filter the sun over the gorgeous kitchen. With an open layout and lofty ceilings, this home is perfect for entertaining. It’s a brand-spanking new listing with Ebby Halliday Realtor Jessica McMurtrey for $585,000.

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You’ll love the dramatic fireplace in the living room, which really sets the tone as well as foils well against the hardwood floors. It’s a spacious great room-type space, that flows well to the dining room. The low-slung furniture really emphasizes the ceiling height, too. In the dining area, it’s so glamorous, especially with that lantern-style light over the table. Don’t even think of putting drapes on these huge windows, either. They’re perfect just as they are.

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The kitchen is the supermodel of this home, though, with its cool pendant lamp over the Vermont Danby Marble island, sleek dolphin gray cabinets, and a cool coffee and wine nook. There’s room for a breakfast area, too, and the island is perfect for supervising homework while whipping up dinner.

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This is a fantastic family home, too with four bedrooms, four baths, and almost 3,600 square feet. There’s a lovely playroom with access to the side yard, too. And if you have a few young kids, this home is inside the award-winning Brentfield Elementary attendance area of Richardson ISD.

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The master suite is gorgeous, with tons of windows overlooking the pool. The master bath is a project, though, but not too much of one to turn off a potential buyer. Think of it as an opportunity to create the master bath of your dreams.

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With a pool in the backyard and close proximity to greenbelts and parks, this home is just perfect and practically move-in ready in a fabulous neighborhood! Love it!

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We’ve featured this home before, but at that time, this incredible Cliff May Midcentury masterpiece was listed for $639,999. Today 11038 Snow White can be yours for an irresistible $584,900. Thats a more than $55,000 price break, guys, and this house is so worth it!

Built in 1955 with more than 3,200 square feet, this home is a dream come true for those who love to entertain crowds. The dramatic clerestory windows in front give off natural light, and the floor-to-ceiling windows act as a portal to the outdoors. It has four bedrooms, three full baths, and two sizable living areas that make great use of the vaulted ceilings.

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I love the lines, textures, and angles that make this mid-mod really hum. The parquet floors are just absolutely mint, and all of the bathrooms have been splendidly renovated. A divine mix of wood tones in the living room and kitchen, as well as gobs of built-ins, make this home exceptionally artful.

The master bedroom is a ginormous 14×27. Seriously, just gigantic. You could have a separate lounge area, perfect for that retreat you’ve always been imagining. Put a huge shag rug in here, an Eames chair, perhaps even a cool modern sectional. Love the idea of maybe having a stand-alone fireplace in there.

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The backyard is a stunner, too, with a gorgeous square pool and an effortlessly chic patio. The corner lot is huge, too, with more than a third of an acre. So, the question: is the price right? Hopefully this beauty gets snatched up soon!

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4242 Walnut Hill Front

Built in 1959 and reimagined as a contemporary home for today, this ranch at 4242 Walnut Hill is an excellent example of how you can convert an older, less-functional home into a showstopper. Let’s look at some “before” pictures, which show some of the hallmarks of this building style.

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From the living area with the cool fireplace straight across to the kitchen, you can practically see the entire house when you walk in the front door. It’s a far cry from the home’s choppy, walled-off beginning. This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home with more than 2,500 square feet is priced at $599,000, down from the original $649,000.

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The paint colors are modern — striking tone-on-tone grays and whites, that blend well with the stone and hardware selections in the kitchen, which is a total knockout. I love the island and the light fixtures, which are chic bell jar-style pendants that have tons of contemporary style without looking like spacecrafts hovering over your workspace.

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And you’ll just adore the master bath. Not a hint of carpet or pepto pink ceramic tile. Just loads of glass and marble, with a brilliant divided vanity. Tons of storage and a beautiful stand-alone shower make it absolutely modern and stunning.

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The backyard has a great stone patio with built-in planters and tons of grass for playing catch or burning off steam. You could definitely fit a garden back here, too, if you’re the sort with a green thumb.

4242 Walnut Hill BackyardIt really shows that structures built years ago can be rejuvenated with the right details. What do you think?



Mimosa Front

You don’t see a whole lot of midcentury modern homes in this area of North Dallas, so expect this gorgeous home at 7208 Mimosa to go fast! This is one of those homes that begs for a great twilight exterior shot — it showcases the details of what makes this home so stunning! The symmetry! The clerestory windows! The ample front yard! All of it really draws you in from the curb — a great asset when it comes to marketing a property, that’s for sure.

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Built in 1963 and updated here and there, this home is a great for a family with style. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and more than 2,800 square feet. The vaulted ceilings make the space feel much larger, too, which is a bonus. I also love the exposed brick in the living and breakfast rooms, too.

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What I am not loving, however, is all of the carpet. I could understand a large, graphic rug in the living room, and maybe another in the dining area, but wall-to-wall carpeting is a trend that happily died in the 80s. The new owner will probably want to put in some cool hardwoods in the living areas and bedrooms and invest in some fabulous rugs from SMINK or Scott + Cooner, perhaps. It would definitely be an improvement.

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I do love the bright paint and very simple cabinetry in the kitchen, which keeps this room true to mid-century style. There are stainless steel appliances, though, that keep the kitchen from feeling dated, and the gleaming black countertops are a perfect foil for that. I am a little disappointed by the backsplash, which would have been perfect as a glass subway tile or mosaic. Easy to fix, though!

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I do love all of the French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows that make this home a truly bright space. The master bedroom benefits from that, too, with an ample size that really capitalizes on the sliding glass doors, which open to the backyard. The master suite has two separate vanities and a shower/tub combo. It’s not spa-like, but it gets the job done, right?

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Of course, many people will just see the midcentury modern characteristics and just jump on this Brandon Stewart listing, which is priced at $585,000. I know I would!