Five years ago, Dallas City Center realtor Dani Hanna got a call to sell an Old Lake Highlands midcentury modern home at 816 Creekridge Drive. A couple had kept this 2,088-square-foot house as a rental, and it was in bad shape.
Those were the first words out of my mouth when I opened the photos of 10849 Clearbrook: Get. Out. An ardent fan of midcentury modern architecture, I feel a very strong mix of awe and envy when encountering a specimen like this one. You have your sports, I have my midcentury houses. Properties like this make me giddy – and it doesn’t hurt that this stop on the upcoming White Rock Home Tour is furnished to delight the eye.
Realtor Brandon Stewart has had the pleasure of selling the home twice – once in 2012, before the house underwent massive renovations and again in 2014, to the current owner and friend, Jeri Paduch. He shared with us the pre-renovation photos, which give us even more appreciation for its current state.
“This is one of my favorite midcentury moderns in the whole city,” said Stewart. As a midcentury modern home owner himself, he’s a member of the ‘takes one to know one’ club.
Could this be our favorite White Rock Home Tour yet?
This perennially popular home tour takes you through a thoroughly modern East Dallas, showing off the depth and breadth of clean-lined architecture from midcentury to present day.
Y’all. By now, it’s no secret how we feel about midcentury modern architecture. The open floor pan! The vaulted ceilings! The walls of windows! Sigh. We feel it’s our sacred duty to report when one hits the market and 2615 Millmar Drive is no exception. In fact, it’s rather exceptional.
Talk about owning a piece of history. Practically untouched for over half a century, this Cliff May-designed Casa View estate gem is crying out for an architecture lover with a stout heart and an eye for midcentury detail. With original parquet floors and wrought iron fence work, it oozes vintage charm. The price point makes it even harder to resist. At $199,900, it ought to entice anyone looking to make the most of a modest renovation budget.
Our Saturday Six Hundred gives a new depth to the meaning of “a labor of love.” Wes Strawn discovered this midcentury modern tri-level at 1120 Easton Road in Lochwood Estates in 2011. Built by Rick Jackson in 1959 and nestled on an acre of land, he found the home the first day it was on the market.
The year was 1956. Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with “Heartbreak Hotel.” Norma Jean Mortenson legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and married playwright Arthur Miller. Actor Tom Hanks was born. William H. O’Neal designed the home at 3605 Overton Park Drive East for Mr. and Mrs. John Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
I know that because when touring this updated 3,077 square-foot single-story midcentury modern home, the original hand sketches of the working drawings and exterior elevation rendering are proudly displayed. History shows that William H. O’Neal also designed the south entrance gates for the Fort Worth Botanical Garden.
The mid century look in home design is hotter than ever. We know this because, a few weeks ago, we almost blew up our servers when we ran this home at 11610 Pinocchio:
Like an artist, Cardoza worked on that canvas, first filling it with reproductions and later original midcentury furniture (his favorite stores are Design District shops Sputnik Modern and Collage Classics). He has painted and arranged, created and perfected. Now, it is a masterpiece of atomic era styling with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,240 square feet. significant design movement covered everything from furniture and graphic design to urban development and of course architecture.
On the other side of town from the Disney Streets, Cliff May homes in Casa View are selling for over asking.
From roughly 1933 to 1965, Americans embraced the new, hip, clean-lined style known as mid century. Discerning buyers continued to seek out these homes after the look peaked, but not since the inception of the style have we seen such universal appreciation for midcentury modern homes.
Our Saturday Seven Hundred is a Midway Hollow midcentury modern at 3923 Weeburn Drive that’s been given a stunning makeover. Get ready:
When a remarkable and beautiful property hits the DFW market, you’d better have your Realtor on speed-dial.
That’s the case with the brilliant home at 9708 Lakemont Dr. in Northwest Dallas’ Glenridge Estates. It went on the market and was put under contract in three days!
This is a Midway Hollow gem, a renovated midcentury bungalow with an open floorplan and potential for expansion. The design is MCM perfection, and there are lots of era-appropriate updates, like museum walls, recessed lighting, updated wiring, new landscaping, sprinkler system, tree lighting, custom drapes, double pane windows, vaulted ceiling, and storage lockers in the carport.
Built in 1952 and sitting near Walnut Hill Lane and Midway Road, this home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,130 square feet.