Friday Four Hundred: Inside of Gaston Avenue Mid-Century is a Feast For Your Eyeballs

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Do you remember when you were young and someone told you not to judge a book by its cover? Now, the saying is just a giant cliche, but sometimes you come across something that really typifies this expression. This week’s Friday Four Hundred marketed by Keller Williams City Center’s Vicki White is a perfect example.

Interestingly enough, I have driven past this Gaston Avenue home almost every day for the past 5 years and I never had a “Wow” moment. Why? Because it’s pretty plain from the outside, and it’s kind of hidden by the landscaping, which is good for a house on Gaston Avenue.

However, get a load of those interiors! This place is packed with “Wow” moments, and you can tell, as the listing says, that this house was owned by architects. There’s a ton of well-preserved mid-century charm, as well as modern touches and interesting design elements, like a cool geometric feature wall.

And at 2,500 square feet, it’s a perfect home for a family with older children. In fact, it’s in the Woodrow Wilson High School attendance area. Wilson, which has experienced a resurgence in community support lately, is housed in a historic building in Lakewood.

I could definitely see a young professional couple making this home their own, too. Heck, I could see someone like me making this home their own. But alas, I have a mortgage!

And get a load of this: It’s only $475,000! Less than a half-mil! In Lakewood!

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Vicki White says

    This house has so much potential to make this into a total dream home in Lakewood! Sipping wine from the upstairs master balcony….. watching the world go by….. just love it!

  2. Vicki White says

    This house has so much potential to make this into a total dream home in Lakewood! Sipping wine from the upstairs master balcony….. watching the world go by….. just love it!

  3. TG says

    enjoy reading about it but i'm not so down with the taste. i don't get "mid-century'' from it – it gives off almost a '70s vibe. that wall is an eyesore, but maybe you have to see it in person. and despite the prevalence of wood, it still manages to feel kindof cold.

  4. TG says

    enjoy reading about it but i'm not so down with the taste. i don't get "mid-century'' from it – it gives off almost a '70s vibe. that wall is an eyesore, but maybe you have to see it in person. and despite the prevalence of wood, it still manages to feel kindof cold.

  5. RJ says

    WWHS is affectionately called “Woodrow”, never “Wilson”. And yes, it rocks! Woodrow and J. L. Long Middle School earning IB World School status is bringing many to Lakewood. The enrollment at Woodrow has increased by 250 students, about 40% coming from private schools. Luckily a $14 million science and performing arts addition is under construction.

  6. RJ says

    WWHS is affectionately called “Woodrow”, never “Wilson”. And yes, it rocks! Woodrow and J. L. Long Middle School earning IB World School status is bringing many to Lakewood. The enrollment at Woodrow has increased by 250 students, about 40% coming from private schools. Luckily a $14 million science and performing arts addition is under construction.

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