Keep It Cool With This East Dallas Midcentury

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Midcentury homes are hot, but an updated one for $299,000? Wear some protective gear because they’re basically on fire.

This three-bedroom, two-bath located in Forest Oaks off Ferguson Road in East Dallas is definitely of the flame-retardant variety. (And just so we’re clear, this is a metaphor. Nothing’s really on fire.)

Listed by Ray King of R. King Realty, 2222 Forest Oaks is 1,300 square feet of total update complete with wood-lined carport and decorative railing leading up to the perfect aqua front door.

Step inside for that open-concept, fresh from floor to ceiling feel and you’ll discover thoughtful accents throughout. A Sputnik light fixture? Don’t mind if they do. And like every Midcentury reno, they didn’t get everything right, but there’s definitely more right than wrong. The mirrored backsplash is maybe not of that era, but it works. Especially when paired with the white quartz waterfall countertop and muted white and gray tiled floor.

Off the breakfast nook, there’s a sliding glass door that leads to a fenced backyard for a bit of a dining al fresco feel minus the sweat stains.

The hardwoods are original and run throughout the house minus the kitchen and bathrooms where everything is shiny and new. New vanities, new tile, new fixtures, and everything looks crisp and clean and white — but not too white. It’s a soft, welcoming shade that says come on in and fill this space with your knickknacks, Midcentury originals, and replicas.

(You’re basically going to have to invest in something Jonathan Adler to live here.)

If you’re looking for more than a pretty picture, you’ll appreciate the fact that the replaced windows are low-E and the plumbing and electrical have been updated as well.

Let’s talk about this location, too. It’s walking distance to the Fraternal Order of Eagles pool, biking distance to White Rock Lake, and there’s a killer doughnut shop nearby. And really, what more do you need? Oh, schools. If you do have kids, this Forest Oaks home feeds into Alex Sanger Preparatory, a dual-language DISD school that goes from Pre K to eighth grade.

Ray King of R. King Realty has listed 222 Forest Oaks Drive for $299,000.


Nikki Barringer

Nikki Lott Barringer is a licensed real estate agent at Ebby Halliday/Preston-Keller. She’s also a freelance writer that loves interior design and architecture. Though she will never remember if it’s Midcentury or mid-century and honestly, she’s okay with that. Other fun facts: Nikki loves cake for breakfast, shopping online and powerwalking her pants off. She’s also much younger than her hobbies would lead you to believe.

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