Oak Lawn Heights Modern Ranch With Midcentury Style

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It wasn’t too long ago when our own columnist Jon Anderson lamented the homogeneity of our traditional architecture, which runs profligate in North Texas suburbs. A hodge-podge of styles with features plucked from the comfort food of American residential architecture, Anderson wondered why we couldn’t simply bring back a modern aesthetic to newly built residential architecture. 
Well, we can, and we have. That’s evident in our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This 2013-built modern at 5403 Bradford Drive takes a cue from midcentury modern design, but strikes out on its own with unique materials, bold colors, and a spacious, open floor plan that astounds. It’s a fabulous listing in the Oak Lawn Heights (near the Medical District) neighborhood.
“The home so appropriately represents midcentury modern architecture that many people think it is an older home that has been renovated,” said listing agent Don Neilson of David Griffin & Company Realtors.   

Inside, the home flows easily with an open floor plan, plentiful windows, and smooth walls. For a home high on style, it’s extremely easy to live in, says Neilson.
“The home has copper patina-colored concrete floors, which both are beautiful and functional,” he said. “It has loads of windows and yet it is very private — no need for blinds. Only three windows can be seen from the street.”
Those three windows look into the formal dining room, which is tremendously spacious and elegant, giving you a hint of what’s to come. We love the organic finishes and the beautiful fixtures in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,789-square-foot home, from the vaulted-and-beamed ceilings to the tile and midcentury-inspired lighting. Neilson says there’s a small antique fixture from a Palm Springs home included in this beauty, too! It’s hard to believe that Neilson has it listed for $549,900 — a bargain for the combination of functionality, style, and location.
“There is no wasted space in this home,” Neilson added. “Despite being in the heart of the city, it is a one-story home and we love that it has no stairs.”
And if you’re a host with the most, you’ll love how easy it is to have guests in this house, thanks to the thoughtful arrangement of living space.
“It is a perfect open concept, and the sliding glass doors allow us to open the home to the outdoors,” Neilson said. ” There is a deck off the dining room with retractable shade, which is actually a usable outdoor space.”
And with the ceiling height and white walls, this house is perfect for art collectors. 
“The home has vaulted ceilings, which allow for large pieces of artwork,” he added. “We love large paintings and it is often difficult to find a home that they look great in.”
The gorgeous floors extend all the way through the home, and look so perfect in the kitchen, which has a complementary glass subway tile backsplash, waterfall island countertops, and a sexy Viking D3 appliance suite. The cabinet-top lighting accentuates the angle of the vaulted ceiling, and the pantry wall keeps the floor plan open and uncluttered while adding quite a bit of storage. Of course, who could refuse breakfast at that island with all the light streaming in from those floor-to-ceiling windows? Not me!
The master suite is equally stunning, with access to the side patio off of the dining room and more floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy views of the backyard. The floating vanity in the master bath is so clutch, keeping the mosaic tile from feeling too heavy. 
“We also love the neighborhood,” Neilson added. “Oak Lawn Heights is one of the last single-family neighborhoods in the heart of Dallas. It is convenient to Uptown, downtown Dallas, the Dallas North Tollway, and the Medical District.  The neighborhood is an eclectic blend of modern homes, 1920s bungalows, and 1940s cottages.”
The home sounds like a dream, and so does the neighborhood! What a great High Caliber Home of the Week!

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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