Best of 2018 Suburb Sunday: Soft Contemporary Homes

Soft contemporary
Shelby: I’m a sucker for 1980s soft contemporary homes, so this year-end round-up of 2018’s best Suburb Sunday features my personal favorite suburban homes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

1960s Suburban Homes

Address: 2885 Meadow Port Drive, Farmers Branch

  • Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • 2,302 square feet
  • $420,000

The exterior of this 1962 home looks like a traditional red-brick home, but the interior was renovated to the bones with a dramatic open stairway that wows as you walk in. Grey walls with white trim throughout, plus an on-trend kitchen with grey and white granite counters, and stainless appliances. The dining room features a unique shiplap accent walls and custom lighting. Access to anywhere since this lovely home is located near Josey Lane and Interstate 635 Service Road.

1970s Suburban Homes

Address: 1801 Auburn Drive, Richardson

  • Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • 2,506 square feet
  • $279,000

This 1974-built, two-story home in Duck Creek near E. Arapaho Road and N. Jupiter Road feels more spacious than its already-generous 2,506 square feet. The flexible floor plan looks from the large living room into the dining room then out to the kitchen into the den. A vaulted wood-beam ceiling in the step-down living area and rich wood paneled walls leading upstairs are beautiful accents to this lovely soft contemporary Richardson home.

1980s Suburban Homes

Address: 3406 Highland Meadow Drive, Farmers Branch

  • Three bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • 2,444 square feet
  • $444,000

Enjoy country club living in this 1981-built home in Oakbrook Estates, near Marsh Lane and E. Belt Line Road. This home is full of custom touches like leaded glass windows, plantation shutters, wood-paneled walls, and beamed ceilings. Two spacious living areas are rich with wood accents, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and high-quality tile. The backyard loggia with stone paving is beautifully-landscaped with a stone path walkway and mature trees.