Nothing warms our hearts more than a Ranch-style home, especially a refreshed ranch. This all-American house style was popularized in the 1950’s, notably by architect Cliff May, and quickly became the iconic suburban home. The simple informal design captured the imaginations and suited the lifestyles of the post-war generation.
What goes around, comes around and a new generation of buyers have rediscovered the ranch.
These homes are a great investment for multiple reasons. Not only do they adapt to traditional or modern tastes, they can capture the midcentury modern aesthetic with minimal work. They are also not terribly challenging to renovate or add on to. Our Saturday 700, at 6610 Yosemite Lane, is a prime example of how to refresh the right way.
By the way this is also a rather famous street in Dallas. It is where the late, great Texie Waterman resided, the first (and some would say, only) choreographer of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders! Also of note is that this particular home was once owned by Dallas cosmetics guru Niven Morgan III… good genes in the house and the ‘hood!
Built in 1952, the sellers did all of the redesign on the 2,139-square-foot home themselves.
“The details were done so well when it was renovated, like revealing the ship lap ceiling and walls in the kitchen,” listing agent Brittany Warren with Rogers Healy & Associates, said. “They added a master suite over the garage complete with a balcony that overlooks the creek running along the back of the property.”
Although the house has the typical ranch façade, from the rear it is a total surprise. You can see it is actually three tiered, creating spectacular entertaining spaces. And oh yes, it has surround sound outside as well as inside.
“You know, the most wonderful thing about this home is the charm and character of it,” Warren said.“The sellers kept it in character and played up the natural elements. You walk into and it feels good. You just want to sit down and drink a glass of wine.”
We’ll be right over!
Warren has it listed for $705,000. Yes, under a million and in Lakewood. And move-in ready. We hope you are picking up the phone by now to give her a call.