In 1962, Clint Murchison Jr. still owned the Dallas Cowboys, who still played in the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park with Tom Landry at the helm. Don Meredith was quarterback, and Pettis Norman was tight end. In that same year, this house in Lochwood was built.
Now decades later, these men are all household names here in Dallas, holding close the history of our city as it has gone through hills and valleys, good days and bad. And now, in our city’s own real estate renaissance, the midcentury moderns and early soft contemporaries of Lochwood are coming back into their own, too.
This neighborhood has seen home prices skyrocket, and with those increasing values, more and more investors are buying up these fantastic homes that were built in those halcyon days of Dallas and putting the polish on them that they deserve, like this Lochwood home listed by David Griffin & Company Realtor David Collier. With those cool windows, on-trend modern house numbers, and sparkling paint job, it’s no wonder that this home is our High Caliber Home of the week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. Don’t let this great opportunity to live in a hot East Dallas neighborhood pass you by — get pre-approved and ready to put in your highest and best offer by calling Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today.
Jump to see the gorgeous interiors and fab floor plan of this stellar split-level in Lochwood!
I love the side entry of this lovely four-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bath, 2,358-square-foot home at 10551 Silverock Drive, which affords this home exceptional privacy from the street. The home has a classic split-level layout, with the entry of the home putting you in the main public spaces of the home — the kitchen, dining, and living area — with more living areas downstairs from the kitchen that includes original built-ins and a closet concealing the washer and dryer.
The rooms, feel large thanks to the continuous hardwood floors, which look to have been expertly refinished. Additionally, the kitchen has been opened to what was once likely a formal living room, but now has a more open and functional feel — perfect for a family. The price — $499,000 — is reflective of the relative popularity of the area and the quality of the renovation, which also features a designer Atomic-era pendant over the split staircases.
While some people say that all-gray color schemes are over, I’m going to have to disagree. I love how the soft gray and darker paint on the fireplace works with the cool undertones in the grain of the kitchen cabinetry. There’s plenty of storage here, with tons of drawers for gizmos and gadgets underneath the quartz counters. The slide-in gas range offers a bit of an upgrade over your standard consumer appliances, and the orientation allows the cook of the house to be included in conversation.
There are two master bedrooms in this home, according to Collier, both of which you’ll find on the second floor. The larger of the two is 18 x 16 — a healthy size for sure.
There’s a five-piece master bath, complete with separate vanities, a frameless glass-enclosed shower, and a generous tub. I am quite impressed with how much they were able to put in this bathroom and not make it look crowded and forced!
In the backyard, you can enjoy falling into a trance at the end of the day thanks to the gently swaying treetops that canopy this home and its sweet little patio. That’s what a lot of people fall in love with in East Dallas, and all the more reason why neighborhoods such as Lochwood are becoming more popular for families. You just can’t replicate that kind of charm!