Updated Midcentury Modern in Greenway Parks with Quite a History!

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Greenway Parks is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Dallas. It’s a favorite here at CandysDirt.com and this particular updated midcentury modern, at 5539 Montrose Drive, is one of the hottest properties in town right now.That’s why we chose it as our Inwood Home of the Week!

We are all weary of teardowns and boring boxes, so to find this beauty on the market again was an absolute delight. If you are new to Dallas, Greenway Parks is a little slice of heaven just off Mockingbird Lane. It’s filled with about 300 homes, and most of them are architecturally significant. It’s never easy to find a house here, and that’s another reason we are excited to see this updated midcentury modern available again! You see, this is a tight neighborhood and sales more often than not happen via word of mouth.
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This updated midcentury modern was built in 1949 as one of the first homes in the neighborhood. It was extensively remodeled in 2008 by Gilbert Rebillet, who some of you may remember from his long tenure with de Boulle Diamond and Jewelry.

“Gilbert was a charming, well-loved Parisian who had a great eye for design,” Allie Beth Allman listing agent Maribeth Peters said. Rebillet started his career in Paris at Pierre Cardin in the 1960s, worked with Neiman’s and Escada, and in 2000, helped Dennis Boulle open the first location of the de Boulle store on Preston Road. Talk about someone ideally suited to remodel a home with style and class!

This stunning 6,491-square-foot updated midcentury modern has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two powder baths. The iconic original two-story, 15-by-15, cantilevered window is something we’ve never seen before and it takes your breath away.
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updated midcentury modern

updated midcentury modernThis updated midcentury modern is so much more than meets the eye. There are original architectural details like the impressive staircase and the wood panels installed between the dining and entry. They rotate, allowing just the right amount of light to filter through. A central fireplace, covered in Russian marble separates the dining and living areas.

The home has also benefited from the keen eye of renowned interior designer Neal Stewart. He’s responsible for wrapping the wall of the family room with an über-cool wood veneer wallpaper to make it resemble a floating cube. Check out our previous post for more photos of that cool cube!

Maribeth Peters with Allie Beth Allman is listing this beautiful home again, and no one knows it better!

“The seller further transformed the house by recently refinishing the beautiful wood floors, installing new landscaping to frame the front facade, and painting the interior walls and custom Bentwood kitchen cabinets a crisp white. The incredible architecture really pops now with the clean-lined white palette,” Peters said.

“Every room has an amazing, private view,” Peters said. “With five sets of French doors across the back of the home, you do not see another house, only the gorgeous trees, the lush greenbelt, and the inviting pool.”

As with the vast majority of homes in Greenway Parks, and in any established neighborhood, the master is upstairs. However, the layout of this home provides a unique opportunity for anyone that may want a downstairs master.

“This house has a rare, flexible floor plan that could easily be reconfigured for an amazing first-floor master suite with a 300-square-foot walk-in closet plus stunning pool and greenbelt views,” Peters said.

Let’s talk price because we know you are interested!

The dirt value in Greenway Parks right now is $1.5 million. Recently a hip-pocket listing a few streets over sold for $5.5 million. Are you beginning to get the picture? This move in-ready, architecturally significant, updated midcentury modern is listed for only $2.65 million and it will go into MLS this weekend.

What on earth are you waiting for, shooting stars come along more often than homes like this!

Open House: Sunday Oct.14, noon to 2 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.