Ju-Nel Ju-Nel Ju-Nel! Now You See It Then It’s Sold

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10484 Silverock Dr extWell, pending at least. But you never know until those checks have been wired, so go ahead and look at this treasure at 10484 Silverock Drive in Eastwood Estates. I meant to tell you about it last week, but got busy with Deion Sanders. Paige Elliot has this listing and when I heard about it, I knew it would not last long. They never do.

How to explain Ju-Nel homes? They have a very strong following as these were homes that embraced the open floor plan light years before other builders or architects did.  Almost all the homes — about 50 — are in Eastwood Estates, Casa Linda, Old Lake Highlands and Lake Highlands. They are named after the builders who built them, or maybe their daughters, Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson. Both men worked for well known architect Howard Meyer who designed Temple Emanu-El and 3525 Turtle Creek Blvd — mid century with a capital M — among other famous Dallas structures. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, and maybe also the Case Study homes in California, they left Meyer’s employ and began building these wonderful homes in about 1958. For twenty years these fabulously solid homes were constructed all across the eastern swath of Dallas, all with low pitched roofs, plate glass windows following the roofline, soffits with cut outs for trees, large rocks embedded in exterior walls, adobe brick, wood accent walls (so very early 60’s), irregular lots, lots of courtyards, contemporary lighting fixtures, vaulted ceilings, two-way fireplaces, Japanese screens, open floor plans, specific materials (terrazzo, copper) and best of all, my favorite: the Jack and Jill bathroom.

I would very much like to know who invented this bathroom, one bath that serves two bedrooms with the brilliance of double sinks and two doors. Brilliant!

10484 Silverock patio 10484 Silverock patio 2This Ju-Nel has four bedrooms, three full baths. I don’t think powder rooms were major in Ju-Nel’s. It’s one of the larger ones at 2422 square feet. It’s been beautifully, impeccably updated with recessed lighting, hardwoods, fireplace in living and dining room, eat in kitchen with spacious pantry and stunning cabinetry, carrera marble baths, huge master with sitting area and walk in closets, two master bedrooms, actually, which is unusual for a Ju Nel, and large outdoor spaces with huge, mature trees. Of course it’s in the heart of Dallas, went on the market August 29, 2014. I was notified about a day later, and Paige had it under contract in two weeks. God she’s FAST!

You just cannot keep these homes, they are too hot, too much in demand.

Isn’t it funny how the design and style just caught on and resonated with so many people, even 56 years later. Asking is $425,000 and I don’t think a half a cent was shaved off that price… but of course, we shall see.10484 Silverock LR 10484 Silverock LR2 10484 Silverock LR3 10484 Silverock DR 10484 Silverock DR2 10484 Silverock kitchen1 10484 Silverock kitchen2 10484 Silverock master 10484 master bedroom 1 10484 Silverock master bedroom 2 10484 Silverock master bath 10484 Silverock bedroom1 10484 Silverock bedroom 2 10484 Silverock bedroom4 10484 Silverock rear 10484 Silverock rear yard 10484 Silverock rear 10484 Silverock rear yard

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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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