What Do You Think of This AIA Design-Award House? (Excuse Me, I’m Not Impressed…)

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I know this is a one of a kind Mid-century Modern masterpiece designed by architect John Barthel for his personal residence in 1959. And I know it is the winner of the 2002 AIA Design Award. And I know it’s probably one of our more shining examples of Mid-century Modern in Dallas, excluding the Frank Lloyd Wright house over on Rockbrook.

And I know it made the New York Times last month because it’s such an amazing deal at $425,000.

8931 Capri Court is listed by Virginia Cook’s Ed White Murchison, who is our very own MCM home specialist. He calls it a sculptural piece of art set on a lush green carpet. Four bedrooms, two baths, two stories, on almost half an acre. The interiors are great. But I just think it looks, I don’t know, like a spaceship or something.

Is the heat getting to me?

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. James says

    At least it makes for putting up X-mas lights easier without the need for a pesky ladder! Definitely an acquired taste, but I dig it. I think the main thing throwing me off is the style/coloration of brick chosen.

  2. James says

    At least it makes for putting up X-mas lights easier without the need for a pesky ladder! Definitely an acquired taste, but I dig it. I think the main thing throwing me off is the style/coloration of brick chosen.

  3. Scott Vann says

    I personally like the house, the exterior in particular. I like the look of the cabinets themselves, but not the countertop or white appliances. Can you say stainless steel and granite?

  4. Scott Vann says

    I personally like the house, the exterior in particular. I like the look of the cabinets themselves, but not the countertop or white appliances. Can you say stainless steel and granite?

  5. Moe Danyou says

    This is easily the coolest MCM property in Dallas. awesome location too. Feels like an atomic California resort. A vacation at home (especially if they added a pool). I absolutely love this house.

  6. Moe Danyou says

    This is easily the coolest MCM property in Dallas. awesome location too. Feels like an atomic California resort. A vacation at home (especially if they added a pool). I absolutely love this house.

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