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The TV series Mad Men started it all by introducing a new generation to an era of style that defined “cool,” placing midcentury modernism squarely back into mainstream consciousness. Dallas has an excellent collection of ‘mid-mod’ homes by a range of iconic architects that include Harwell Hamilton Harris, Glenn Allen Galaway, O’Neil Ford, and Howard Meyer, but finding one of these retro homes that’s been remodeled to perfection is like discovering the proverbial needle in a haystack. (more…)

10484 Silverock Dr extWell, pending at least. But you never know until those checks have been wired, so go ahead and look at this treasure at 10484 Silverock Drive in Eastwood Estates. I meant to tell you about it last week, but got busy with Deion Sanders. Paige Elliot has this listing and when I heard about it, I knew it would not last long. They never do. (more…)

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Last Wednesday, Candy spoke to a full house to kick off the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s very busy season of events. She was the keynote luncheon speaker, weaving the theme of homes being the footprints of our history throughout a discussion that provided a few chuckles at time, but also a glimpse at ways the perservation community could address new challenges.

We are providing her speech in full here, as well as the slide show that accompanied it.  (more…)

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One of the BEST home tours in town happens this weekend in Lake Highlands, and CandysDirt.com is proud to be a sponsor! Why is the 14th Annual Dream+Inspire+Design Home Tour of the best? One, the neighborhood just rocks it: Lake Highlands, or Old Lake Highlands, or whatever you want to call it is really the Austin of Dallas. The lake is right there, and you can easily cycle everywhere. There is a nature preserve on Van Dyke where you can see the Dallas skyline. They have fireworks and parties there every Fourth of July. People walk with their dogs or babies in strollers. It’s a super active community.” 

Know who told me that? Lake Highlands resident and Clay Stapp agent Barbara Arredondo.

Next reason: the tour benefits the lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA. Children + education = I’m all in.

The 14th Annual Dream+Inspire+Design Home Tour is April 7, 2018.  Tickets are $35.00 per person and include Brunch at Rosine Hall located within the Dallas Arboretum, plus all day admission to the Arboretum and a tour of Five Area Lake Highlands Homes. Tickets can be purchased at www.lhaecpta.org.

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The Grady Vaughn house at 5350 South Dentwood, nestled deep in the heart of Preston Hollow, goes to auction TODAY! This home is one of the most significant specimens of midcentury modern design in the state. The starting bid is $2.9 million. This on a home now priced at $5.5 million.

Dallas, like most of America, is in love with midcentury modern design. And we should be.

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Dallas has its fair share of homes built by renowned architects. Some of the most sought after are those built in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when the design envelope was being pushed in every medium. Our Monday Morning Millionaire is an architecturally significant midcentury modern at 7115 Brookshire Circle in Hillcrest Havens, and it has an interesting pedigree. (more…)

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By Donovan Westover
Special Contributor

When I received an inquiry questioning O’Neil Ford’s involvement with the Newberger House at 7115 Brookshire Circle, my first thought was there is not a documented Ford design in the Hillcrest Havens neighborhood. However, upon hearing the homeowner, Julie Lloyd, compare the building materials to that of a Ford design she recently visited, my curiosity was roused. I looked at a street view and sure enough, soft Mexican brick and beautiful lines were abundant on this 1966 design. I had to know more. While we were talking I discovered the architect was Lyle Rowley, and that is where the magic began.

One part of my job is getting to see the best of the best when it comes to Dallas’ significant, historic homes. One reward is getting to know these homes and the stewards who cherish them. I told Julie I was able to uncover a fair amount of material concerning the house and the Newbergers, and invited myself over to present it to her. Julie is proud and Donovan is nosy … it was a match made in heaven.

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Ashley and Webster Miller are opening their brand new home from Greico Custom Homes for the White Rock Home Tour April 23-24. (Photo: Greg Wolchansky)

Next weekend’s White Rock Home Tour will take you through some of the most fabulous modern properties throughout East Dallas, but we’re going to admit to having a favorite. We’ve watched Tom Greico and his talented team build this beauty on Easton Road from foundation to framing to finish-out and we have been smitten since Day One.

Could this be our favorite Greico Modern Home?

“The Easton Home was a fun project to be involved in because of the freedom the owners’ property provided,” Greico told us. ” The basic design philosophy was to create a home with a simple footprint that was easy and affordable to build, while taking full advantage of the heavily wooded  property.

That’s what’s truly amazing about this modern home that sits on a rather busy street — it’s set back from the road plenty, but thanks to the mature trees that remain on the lot, it doesn’t feel loud or obnoxious. It’s actually pretty serene.

“The design we settled on allows the  public living areas of the home to be as open, accessible and transparent to the property as possible,” Greico added. “The overlapping design of the upper level provided for a large protected exterior space for outdoor entertaining at the same time, and allowed us to achieve the owners’ desire to have their sleeping quarters capture the essence of camping as if in a tree house.”

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1102 Easton Road (Photos: Metroplex HD)

That’s what it is! It’s like a tree house, but with a master bath straight out of architectural digest. But we had to ask Greico the hard question: What’s your favorite space in the house?

“It’s hard to isolate my favorite space in the home, but I’d say it has to to be the great room with its glass walls, wood decks, opening on to green grass and large trees on either side,” he said. “It’s a very cool space.”

We agree! Of course, we couldn’t stop at picking the builder’s brain. We also wanted to ask homeowners Ashley and Webster Miller about this gorgeous property, too! We have an exclusive Q&A with them after the jump.

And if you haven’t picked up your tickets for the 11th annual White Rock Home Tour yet, you better hurry. Besides this brand new custom build by Greico Modern Homes, you can tour a Frank Welch design on Lawther, a midcentury gem from Thomas Scott Dean, and even a Ju-Nel on April 23 and 24. All ticket proceeds benefit Victor H. Hexter Elementary. Buy your tickets on the White Rock Home Tour website today.

Feeling lucky? Stay tuned to CandysDirt.com for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the White Rock Home Tour!

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