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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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!