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Tuesday Two Hundred: Lochwood Midcentury Looks Untouched By Time

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Deep in the heart of East Dallas is a rare opportunity to take a step back in time to a house that looks untouched since it was built in 1959.

The Lochwood midcentury modern located at 10504 Lake Gardens Dr. is 1,533 square feet of retro perfection, from Terrazzo floors and decorative dividers throughout the house to original pendant light fixtures and knotty wood paneling. It is newly listed by David Collier with David Griffin & Company for $295,000.

This 3-2 has been meticulously maintained in its original condition, a rare treat for the midcentury modern enthusiast and real estate shoppers. It is located near Easton and Garland roads on a street with large shade trees and small hills with many other 1950s houses. The lot is 98-by-101, with a large, green lawn and nicely manicured hedges. Let’s step inside and step back in time.

The entryway has original Terrazzo floors in perfect condition and a decorative divider, which adds pattern and visual interest to the house’s entry and gives a glimpse of the house’s incredible retro personality.

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Immediately to the left is the breakfast area, with an original pendant lamp and breakfast bar, as well as the Terrazzo floors and a large window.

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This leads into the kitchen. Whoa, check out those coral-colored laminate countertops, the original mint-green oven, and checkerboard laminate floor! I can’t believe they have been maintained all these years and still look great. There’s another three original pendant lamps, as well as dark-wood paneling that matches the cabinets.

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The nearby living area is large (20-by-14) and brightly-lit with a brick fireplace that extends into another room divider, which is also a planter. The brick is long and skinny and a tan-pink color, which fits into the overall color scheme of the house and is in pristine condition.

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The master bedroom has a wall of closets and built-ins, including a vintage built-in television. It measures 15-by-13 and I love that mint-green color on the doors. The tan carpeting in this room doesn’t look like it’s in the best condition, and is rippled in several places. There’s wood paneling on one of the walls, and the master bathroom has two colors of original tile, a walk-in shower, and Formica countertops. I have never seen a pegboard-style vanity front like this before—lots of visual interest.

10504 Lake Gardens MThe other two bedrooms measure 11-by-11 and 13-by-11, and share a full bathroom with the same Formica countertops as the master bath, and the same two-tone color scheme.

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The backyard has an open patio, fabulous for entertaining, plus an eight-foot privacy fence, mature trees, and other plants.

So our time travel is complete! What do you think of this midcentury Lochwood house deep in the heart of East Dallas? Leave us a comment and tell us your thoughts!

 

 

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Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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  1. Hillary says

    We are in our second home since 1988 in the wonderful Lochwood neighborhood. It’s a gem of a neighborhood and sort of has a small town community feel in the heart of this big city of Dallas with all its ammenities. Hope we get some great new neighbors on Lake Gardens.

    • Leah Shafer says

      I think the sense of community is one of the most defining aspects of that area of East Dallas, along with Little Forest Hills and Casa Linda.

  2. Amy Kirkpatrick says

    This was my Aunt Lena’s home. She died last Thanksgiving at 94. She was a forward thinking stylish woman and would be so proud to know that her house was admired and respected like this. Thank you for recognizing her home.

    • Esther Siller says

      I was your Aunt Lena’s neighbor – lived behind her on Evangeline Way (also a MCM home). She was a lovely lady and I visited with her a few times. Her home was awesome! On my last visit with her, I took pictures of the house (and one of the two of us) so that I could be inspired in remodeling my childhood home (I no longer live in Dallas). I was saddened to hear of her passing when her sister (I think your mother) called me after I had sent Lena a Christmas card. I’m so glad that someone who truly appreciates original MCM homes bought her home.

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