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Monday Morning Millionaire II: 2009 Construction of '60's Flair Evokes Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann and Sheath Dresses

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12001 Browning LR2I am seeing a plethora of sleek, contemporary young beauties hitting the market now at terrific price points below $2 million. Let’s call them “dolls”. First, there was 6720 Greenwich, which is right around the bend from this baby at 12001 Browning, north of Forest, south of Willow. I think they are really giving the stucco Mediterraneans and Hill Country stone cousins a run for their money. valley-of-the-dolls-patty-duke-susan-hayward-1967

12001 Browning is, says Allie Beth agent Forrest Gregg, an interpretation of a 1960’s contemporary. Perhaps the one that was torn down on this very lot. The architect is Mark Domiteaux, who brought in beautiful natural light, sleek lines and fine details.

12001 Browning ext 12001 Browning FR 12001 Browning LR 12001 Browning kitchen 12001 Broadway kitchen breakfast 12001 Browning patioGenerous family and entertaining spaces open entirely to the outdoors through sliding walls of glass, fusing the two as one. There is a spacious master suite on its very own level with a large sitting area, coffee bar, bright spa bathroom and enormous master closet. The master bathtub is a work of art, you have to see it. Nestled against the window, it has it’s own tile wall with built in shelving, gleaming like a permanent waterwall.12001 Broadway tub 12001 Broadway master bath 12001 Broadway master closet 12001 Browning master bath

In all, you get 4634 square feet with formals, media room, exercise room, game room, four bedrooms, three and a half powder bath, and a separate guest quarters for privacy. The home is on a huge .34 acre lot, about one-third an acre, in a treed quadrant near Preston and Forest. Built just in 2009, there are many energy efficient features and technology tricks like electric shades, flat screen TV wiring everywhere, smart home system, and security. What there isn’t: a pool. Who needs it with that tub? Asking $1,725,000.12001 Browning stairs 12001 Browning steps ext 12001 Broadway guest 12001 Broadway ext patio

Valley of the DollsCan you not just see Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins and Sharon Tate floating through the doorway in their swishing boudoir gowns and pill box hats, heading to the patio, cigarette holders in hand,  for a smoke? Make that an e-cigarette, please, and shut the door. There were a few things about the ’60’s we do not need to resurrect, but not many.

 

 

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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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