Thursday Three Hundred: Midcentury Modern in Merriman Park Has Fabulous Details

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Ed Murchison has established himself as the go-to Dallas Realtor for midcentury modern properties. He’s marketed and sold some amazing homes that are not only gorgeous, but some are like walking on a Mad Men set — completely preserved in their shag carpet and glitter Formica splendor.

If you’ve wanted to own a midcentury modern home, but have missed all your chances, then you might be able to snatch up this amazing home in East Dallas’ Merriman Park — a fantastic family neighborhood. This home was just featured on Retro Renovation as one of their “time capsules,” and we can see why. Many original details of this lovely home have been preserved, but it’s not without some modern touches.

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“This house is pristine and clean as a pin!” said Murchison. “The terrazzo floors in the living and dining areas are absolutely beautiful. It is rare to find a Mid-century Modern home in such perfect original condition.”
We definitely agree. We love the breeze block wall in front of the two-car carport — a common feature for midcentury modern homes in this area. Other stand-out features you’d expect in a 1956 mid-mod include exposed beams in the living room, a gorgeous offset fireplace with stacked stone, an original kitchen with flowing Formica counters and a curved bar, clerestory windows … it’s truly a midcentury dream. It has three bedrooms, two full baths (one of which is a Jack-and-Jill! Perfect for kids!), and 1,459 square feet.
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With formals and vintage lighting, you’ll fall in love with this trip back to a very glamorous time. Of course, with how clean and pristine this home looks, we do have to wonder what the owners did to get this home ready for the market? Fresh paint? Refinishing the hardwoods? Replacing a few bits and bobs here and there? Still, you have to admire how ahead-of-its-time this home is, with open living and dining areas that really create a flow for entertaining, perfectly showed off by these photos from Shoot2Sell.
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Of course, a home in this condition is going to command a price, and Murchison tells us he plans to list 7024 Whitehill for $299,000, a not-unreasonable asking for this home. It’ll be open Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. if you want to walk the sleek terrazzo and get a taste of this home for yourself. Of course, you’ll probably fall in love with the neighborhood, too, so don’t forget your checkbook!
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“Merriman Park is a hot neighborhood,” said Murchison, “this home offers the perfect combination of style, location, and price.”
The architectural elements are still very much intact, but I’m grateful for some of the upgrades, including the gorgeous marble countertop in the master bathroom. The Jack-and-Jill bath has been kept original, in all of its peachy Daltile glory. We do love the vintage recessed sink, though! Very cute!
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Outside you’ll find a lovely patio, great for putting on those super short shorts that only Jon Hamm looks good in, firing up the grill, and letting the play a game of jacks or entertaining guests over Tom Collins’ and a Harry Belafonte record. It’s so perfect, isn’t it? The perfect home to live your midcentury modern dream!
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