This Janmar Midcentury Modern Updated by Bernbaum Magadini is Groovy Baby

JanMar Midcentury Modern

I think we all want to see a return to groovy, don’t you? So, when I was looking for the perfect Inwood Home of the Week, this Janmar midcentury modern at 7405 Kenshire Lane popped up and I thought it is just about the grooviest pad we’ve seen in a very long time.

Built in 1958 this 3,339-square-foot Janmar midcentury modern is striking for many reasons. But, what really sets it apart is the exaggerated horseshoe shape. That construction aspect allows for amazing views of the almost half acre lot.

The present owners had the brilliant idea of bringing in Bernbaum Magadini Architects to refresh  this Janmar midcentury modern. If anyone understands the midcentury vibe and how to carry it forward, it’s Bruce Bernbaum and Patricia Magadini.

“We redesigned the exterior of the residence with the use of new materials, architectural massing at the entry, and new window patterns,” Bernbaum said. In other words an architectural facelift!

Bernbaum provided a peek at what the home looked like before they began work on the exterior. Check it out below.

JanMar Midcentury Modern

JanMar Midcentury Modern

JanMar Midcentury Modern

JanMar Midcentury Modern

JanMar Midcentury Modern

      


One of the updates that will take your breath away is the home theater. It is seriously cool, completely soundproof, and when you tire of watching the latest Marvel hero movie, simply open the shades for a view of the glorious outdoor living area.

The fourth bedroom is being used as an exercise room by the present owners.

This hip home is all about the views, and they are everywhere you turn. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder bath, it’s a serious contender for a large family, although anyone that loves to entertain will be right at home in this Janmar midcentury modern.


If you are new to Dallas, Janmar was named after the developer’s daughters, Janet and Margaret. It’s a hip little section of Dallas you’d never find if you were not looking for it. It lies south of Forest Lane and east of Hillcrest Road, west of White Rock Creek, and north of Mason Dells Drive. There are only 200 homes here, and it has some of the best midcentury moderns you’ll find anywhere in America. They don’t change hands often, and when they do it’s not unusual to find a neighbor is the buyer and simply upsizing or downsizing because once you live here, it’s hard to leave.

This is a rare opportunity to own a Janmar midcentury modern. Give Dave Perry Miller’s listing agent Scott Jackson a call. He has it listed for $1.195 million. Better yet, go have a look this weekend!

Open house: Sunday, August 19, 1:30-3 p.m.

Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. She teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. She loves dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and homes with personality. Her father was a spy, and she keeps secrets very well. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com