Original Midcentury Modern in White Rock Forest Offers Rare Remodel Opportunity

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Every lover of Midcentury Modern architecture looking for just the right home to purchase and restore should look right over here. This week’s Inwood Home of the Week presented by Inwood National Bank is just that — an original Midcentury Modern ready for its second act.

“This all-original home is situated on half an acre, complete with a wooded area and water feature in the back,” said listing agent Michelle Hopson of Compass Dallas. The home definitely requires some TLC, but is in rare form for an opportunist looking for all the atomic-era details in a stellar location.

White Rock Forest, which is located near White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum, sandwiched between the Buckner Boulevard and the Ash Creek and Casa Linda neighborhoods, has a wonderful treasure-trove of Midcentury Modern homes, some of which have already been updated with aplomb. Just down Lakeland you’ll find Eustis, a street with Midcentury Moderns on all sides. Here, this home benefits from a spacious lot, clever floor plan, and a generous setback that gives it a feeling of privacy. 

“There are two towering Live Oak trees greet visitors in the front yard,” Hopson noted. There’s also groovy original light fixtures and a car port with storage. 

“Lots of interesting Midcentury Modern details including original Geneva kitchen cabinets, Greek key railing on back of the home, glass and iron front door, interior courtyard between kitchen and master suite, and a three-sided fireplace in the living room,” she added. The home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,792 square feet on close to an acre. 

Michelle Hopson with Compass Dallas has listed 9516 Alta Mira for $510,000.


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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