Atomic era homes are in high demand in Dallas. And what’s not to love? Clean lines, great indoor-outdoor connection, and open designs concepts make for appealing spaces.
Today’s Saturday Six Hundred is a split-level University Manor midcentury modern with enticing architecture and a lush greenbelt setting: the private backyard backs up to the White Rock Trail. The home at 7310 Walling Ln. in East Dallas has another thing going for it: multiple price reductions, totaling $160K off the original listing price.
You get a lot for your money with this property. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,178 square feet on two stories, built in 1958. Located near Northwest Highway and West Lawther Drive, it’s just a hop, skip, and jump from the north shores of White Rock Lake.
Some of the key midcentury elements showing up in this house include a simplicity of design; flat, geometric architectural lines with a flat roof; integration with nature in the interior; large windows that flood the rooms with light; and changes in elevation between spaces.
Extensive renovations have kept original charms and married them flawlessly with modern amenities. Think light-colored bamboo floors, a contemporary and sleek kitchen, an efficient TPO roofing system, mosquito control system, outdoor lighting, and a dedicated gas line to the grilling area. Nothing looks out of place.
One notable original feature is the unique clerestory windows, which allow lots of light into their rooms while affording privacy (check out the bedroom below, for example).
The first living room, just across the entryway’s threshold, is a sight to behold. This sunken space features an eye-catching dividing wall, a polished concrete floor, a sloped ceiling, chic stainless ceiling fan, and easy flow into the first dining room, which is being used as a home office.
Take a moment to swoon over the kitchen, a recent renovation with flat-front cabinets in a matte medium gray, white-on-white subway tile, white quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and double ovens.
From the kitchen, walk back to the expansive second living room and stairs to the first floor. Double French doors overlook the backyard greenbelt, making this house feel like a mid-mod treehouse. There’s also a balcony for taking in the views over a morning cup of coffee.
The master is located on this main floor, a spacious retreat with a killer bathroom with contemporary soaker tub, huge walk-in shower, and a faux bois ceramic tile on the floor and walls. Really lovely.
Downstairs, find the second living area with a bar and three more bedrooms. There’s also an incredible laundry-mud room and access to the backyard. The outdoor area features a modern swimming pool and multiple seating areas.
This University Manor midcentury modern was listed May 2 by J. R. Slider & Associates LLC with Texas Urban Living Realty for $765K, reduced to $605,000.