Gorgeous Bud Oglesby-Designed Midcentury Townhome in Mansion Park

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The Mansion Park area is one of those neighborhoods chock-full of great properties, and these townhomes are a perfect example of how you can get into a fabulous neighborhood for a less-than-exorbitant price. While these Bud Oglesby-designed, midcentury modern townhomes look pitch perfect from the curb, 2812 Welborn St., another amazing listing from Ebby Halliday top-performer Dennis Hammet, truly does this design justice.

You enter through a two-story, 22-foot, barrel-vaulted atrium hallway and are immediately greeted with views through the wall of glass and onto the private yard. Of course, your eyes won’t skip the buffet of color and midcentury style curated by the sellers.

“Owners Octavio Diaz and Paul Foran are avid lovers of midcentury architecture and design,” Hammett said. “When they decided to relocate from the northeast, they asked for my assistance with locating midcentury options. They were immediately drawn to our very own Bud Oglesby’s architectural works.”

Of course, Diaz and Foran were lucky — midcentury properties in Dallas are so hot and often go very quickly from listed to pending.

“We were delighted to find 2812 Welborn St. as a renovation project tailored to display their period midcentury collection,” Hammett said. “This is one of the most impressive collections I have seen.”

Us, too, and it perfectly complements the home, a beautifully renovated two-bedroom, two-bath, 2,000-square-foot home with ample light and style. Hammett is marketing this beauty for $599,000.

Hammett notes that recent upgrades include new roof, kitchen, fresh paint, hardwoods, custom window coverings, and home automation system. In all, if you love Mansion Park, and you want a lock-and-leave lifestyle with fewer neighbors than a condo and more than a pinch of architectural genius, this is the one!

I absolutely adore the attention to detail in Diaz and Foran’s renovation of this stunning home, designed by a true master of light and space as Oglesby was. While they did add updated appliances and new surfaces in the kitchen, they didn’t make the mistake of rendering it incompatible by ruining the galley layout. Note the light fixtures — a perfect throwback to atomic-era design!

I love the marble-topped vanity and soothing white palette in the master bath, which gets ample light from a skylight. It’s modern, but not in-your-face modern, and the backlit mirror is a wonderful detail.

And this little garden is reason enough to choose this unit, as it’s perfect for small gatherings and benefits from a light, dappling canopy of shade from what appears to be yaupons. So pretty! We expect that Hammett’s listing won’t last long!


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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