Your Dream Midcentury California Ranch Right in the Heart of Lakewood

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A lot of the midcentury modern homes on the market in Dallas are either a handyman special or move-in ready. Rarely do you find a superb, spacious California-style midcentury that only needs a little TLC, or one that has such a perfect layout on just one story. Or one that combines style, location, and architecture all in one.

But this listing from David Griffin Realtor David Collier is like a checklist for the midcentury mindset. And it just hit the market this week, with more than 4,300 square feet, priced under a million, and it’s just a stone’s throw from White Rock Lake. If you’re already in love, best call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans so you can get pre-approved and ready to put in your highest and best offer today, because a deal like this one won’t last long.

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With just a little love, this three-bedroom, three-bath, 4,340-square-foot California ranch at 7147 Alexander could be just the home to customize to your heart’s content. All the bones and basics are there, says Collier.

“It has expansive room sizes, with lots of use of organic materials — wood, slate, and brick used throughout the home,” Collier said. “It sits on one third of an acre and has a beautiful pool.”

Yes, the lot is stunning, and the home is situated on it to take full advantage. In the front you have an oversized brick patio shaded by a tree. There’s an additional side yard, too, and the backyard is wonderful, with that pool David was talking about and a large covered back porch.

“The dining room is elevated and overlooks the massive living area with vaulted/beamed, ceilings,” Collier added.

It’s features such as the millwork and stone accents, as well as the fabulous Lakewood location, that make this property worth every penny of its $998,000 asking price.

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The kitchen features modern cabinetry, with contemporary hardware, expansive granite countertops and backsplash with an eat-in island, a large built-in refrigerator, and a breakfast area. Of course, we love the skylight, and the hardwood floor is perfect for the space.

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The master suite is large and looks out to the backyard — a huge bonus for privacy and views — with access to the pool through a sliding glass door. The master bath is also large, with dual vanities and an enormous shower. However, the lack of a bathtub is kind of bizarre considering the layout of the shower and vanities. Some may see this as a turnoff, but a whole generation has fallen out of love with tubs in the master suite, so we’ll see if that keeps buyers away.

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While the back of the house is a bit dated, it’s a wonderful opportunity to create a custom space for entertaining. A playroom, a larger bar, a billiard, or even a guest suite — the possibilities are endless!

Of course, the backyard is just wonderful, with a nice pool and a perfect low-maintenance landscape that will stay cool in the summer thanks to the mature trees. It’s truly a high-caliber home, and we hope it finds a buyer that will make it into a midcentury stunner!

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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 CandysDirt.com. 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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