One of the most popular housing styles around the country is midcentury modern. Classic features in these houses built between the early 1930s to mid-1960s include open floorplans, clean lines, light-filled spaces, and a simplicity of style that translates beautifully into 2018.
Certain Dallas neighborhoods have pockets of these architectural gems; many have been lovingly restored and updated, like the two properties in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal. We’re looking at two renovated midcentury modern houses, one in Northwest Dallas and the other in North Dallas’ Janmar neighborhood. Both are so lovely, it’s hard to pick a favorite. So pour a martini, put on some Sinatra, and check out our picks!
SPLURGE: SLEEK JANMAR MID-MOD WITH WALLS OF WINDOWS, POOL
Established in the early 1950s, Janmar is a North Dallas neighborhood with scads of ranches and midcentury modern houses. The average home is on the larger size and many are thoughtfully renovated, like 7308 Yamini Dr. Sitting on a 0.37-acre corner lot near Forest Lane and Hillcrest Road, this home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,141 square feet on one story.
Walls of windows overlook the pool and spacious backyard — Terrazzo floors, natural light, and neutral colors make the open floorplan seem even bigger than it is, as does the vaulted ceiling in the dining area. The updated kitchen is decidedly modern with sleek white double-height flat-front cabinets, quartz countertops with a waterfall edge on the oversized island, recessed lights, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop. The master suite has French doors leading to the backyard, two walk-in closets, and an updated master bath with dual sinks, oversized shower, and separate tub. Another bedroom has a wall of glass sliders leading to the wooden deck and pool.
This home was listed Feb. 8 by Ashley Beane, Vice President with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, for $999,500.
STEAL: PARK FOREST GEM WITH GRAPHIC UPDATES, WOOD ACCENTS
About 5.5 miles to the west, you’ll find our steal at 11414 Cherry Ridge Ct. near Forest and Marsh lanes. It sits on 0.33 acres in a quiet cul-de-sac with mature trees on the property. The curb appeal is undeniable and owners have updated with wood accents that look great. This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,163 square feet on one story.
In the front of the house, a formal dining room with sputnik gold chandelier looks out onto the front yard through two large windows. The open-concept split floorplan is anchored by a floor-to-ceiling cement-clad fireplace and is light and bright from lots of windows and doors. Repairs and updates in 2017 and 2018 include foundation repair with transferable warranty, new roof, paint inside and out, new hardwood floors, carpet, bathroom tile, fixtures, driveway, retaining walls, landscaping, and cedar privacy panel. In the kitchen, find modern soft-close cabinets, quartz countertops, natural stone backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Love that graphic tile backsplash! The master has a second fireplace and updated ensuite bathroom. The second bathroom is updated with more fabulous tile. In the back, find more mature trees and grassy green space. A $5,000 fence allowance will be given with a good offer.
This renovated midcentury home was listed Feb. 8 by John Prell with Creekview Realty for $448,800.