Tuesday Two Hundred JFK Week: California-Style Midcentury Modern Has Hallmark 1960s Style

Gladiolus FrontSure, it’s a little rough around the edges in some spots, especially with the curb appeal, but this 1963-built Midcentury Modern in Oak Cliff is a great house with some truly trademark 60s style. No further proof necessary than the almost-flat roof, the dual carport, and the half-brick facade.

The home, which is at 2626 Gladiolus in the Kiestwood area of Oak Cliff, is priced at $284,899. It’s a little lofty for the three-bedroom, two-bath home situated north of Ledbetter and west of Hampton Road. Still, it has some great details that will tickle your mid-mod sensibilities. Truly, I wish that there had been a professional photographer to really grasp the assets of this home, but you’ll have to live with what we’ve got.

Gladiolus Living

Step inside and you’ll see a sunken living area, which features tall, exposed beam ceilings with a brick floor begging for a groovy rug. While the windows in the front of the house are sparse, check out the huge patio sliding doors that open to the back, letting in plenty of light. You’ll love the huge brick fireplace, which is unfortunately painted. I don’t even want to think about how much it would cost to strip the paint off of that thing! There is some track lighting and other bonuses to this house, but what you’ll truly love is that it hasn’t been paneled over and carpeted like so many gorgeous homes this age.

Gladiolus Kitchen


The living area is open to the kitchen, too, which has a few updates. There are stainless steel appliances and painted cabinets topped with a solid surface counter. It also opens to a windows that gives you great views of the wooded backyard which backs up to a creek.

Gladiolus Master Gladiolus Master bath

The bedrooms are sizable for this 2,214-square-foot home, which is situated on a 0.74 acre lot. The master opens up to a private deck, which is just perfect for enjoying a few moments before dealing with morning (or evening) chaos. And the master bath has been remodeled to include a new vanity and tile floor.

Gladiolus Backyard

Of course, this home could use a little polish, mostly with the landscaping. And after that it could be a supermodel among midcentury modern homes. Do you agree?



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