While I, too, love midcentury modern homes, dealing with the details involved with restoring an older residence doesn’t thrill me. Truly, I’d prefer midcentury lines and feel with the assurance of new construction. That’s just what Virginia Cook Realtor Ed Murchison has listed, all wrapped up in the finishes and feel that modern home buyers in Dallas desire.
Designed by Josh Nimmo, this home was built as the residence of Dwellings AKC founder Alan Kagan. As Karen Eubank has told us, there’s nothing quite like the personal homes of builders, as these are the houses where you can find detail and value beyond your typical house.
“Kagan is known for his high-quality, architect-designed modern homes featuring meticulous attention to detail,” Murchison said. Now extrapolate that and add in a dash of excellent location and you get 6035 Prospect Ave., a midcentury modern-inspired residence in walkable East Dallas.
“This special home is an expression of art for living,” said Murchison. “The house discretely reveals itself from the street through the custom steel and aluminum fencing that surrounds the front courtyard and bamboo-lined entry garden featuring custom pavers by Stepstone of California.” The resulting design is organic without feeling shapeless, with definite but not heavy-handed Asian influences.
“This artfully executed home was built with steel and wood frame construction to achieve the open layout and wide floating roof lines giving it a very Palm Springs modern look,” Murchison said. “Floor-to-ceiling windows punctuated by walls that seem to float provide a beautiful way to highlight art and nature.”
No detail was too small for Nimmo and Kagan, Murchison notes. Smooth museum-finish walls, 10-foot ceilings, Crestron lighting system, custom diamond-ground floors were polished over and over to achieve a terrazzo look and feel, and the kitchen features custom contemporary cabinetry topped by honed Danby marble counters, inset with Miele appliances and a built-in Liebherr refrigerator.
I love the layout, which feels open but not cavernous — a great atmosphere for art collectors. There are three bedrooms, three full and one half baths, and 2,572 square feet of space in this 2012-built home. Murchison is asking $969,000, which comes out to $376.75 per square foot for this livable work of modern art.
“Each of the three bedrooms feature an ensuite bath with custom cabinets, honed Danby marble counters, and porcelain tiles,” Murchison said. “The spacious luxurious master bath features a floating soaking tub and open shower with rainhead. A wall of windows open to an outdoor shower courtyard … true indoor-outdoor living!”
“And speaking of bringing the outdoors in, every room features beautiful views of a Zen courtyard with a Japanese fountain, outdoor garden, or the stunning saltwater pool, which can be seen from the living areas and the tranquil master bedroom suite,” Murchison added.
What a stunning modern home!