Toned Down For The Masses, This Vintage Lakewood Gem is Now For Lease

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We talked about this beauty at 6832 Westlake back when it had a lime green bar, swag curtains that would make Betty Draper weak, and some truly groovy shag carpeting. It was 1960s and ’70s luxury at its finest!

Well, all that’s left of this home’s formerly funky decor is the cool gilded wallpaper in the study and wet bar. It’s now ready for mass consumption, and you can rent this amazing Lakewood home for $5,500 a month! Jump to see it’s fresh new face!

Here are the “Before” photos:

Westlake Office

Westlake bar

Westlake Kitchen

Westlake Master

That kitschy wallpaper in the kitchen? Gone. Green shag carpet? Gone. Mauve swag curtains? Gone. Swanky chandeliers? Gone.

What remains, though, is a huge, sprawling midcentury ranch with tons of light and space. With three living areas, two dining areas, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths, almost 5,900 square feet of space, plus tons of parking and a huge lot (more than a half acre!) you can definitely fit your large family here.

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Of course, the fun, vintage appeal is now mostly gone. Still, it’s a beautiful house with many great features, including gorgeous brass hardware. It was originally listed for least at $7,000 a month, but has since been reduced. It’s marketed by Dave Perry-Miller Realtor Kate Looney Walters, who hits the high points in her listing: This home was built to last!

Quality construction means that the hardwood floors, including the beautiful parquet in the kitchen, will stand up to use. The carpet has been replaced with hardwood floors, which fit in alright. Chandeliers have been replaced with ceiling fans for more practical use. It’s true that they don’t make ’em like they used to, so take heart that this home built in 1959 can handle what you’ve got. Plus, it has a gorgeous rolling backyard you can enjoy!

What do you think?

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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 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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