Lochwood midcentury

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Deep in the heart of East Dallas is a rare opportunity to take a step back in time to a house that looks untouched since it was built in 1959.

The Lochwood midcentury modern located at 10504 Lake Gardens Dr. is 1,533 square feet of retro perfection, from Terrazzo floors and decorative dividers throughout the house to original pendant light fixtures and knotty wood paneling. It is newly listed by David Collier with David Griffin & Company for $295,000.

This 3-2 has been meticulously maintained in its original condition, a rare treat for the midcentury modern enthusiast and real estate shoppers. It is located near Easton and Garland roads on a street with large shade trees and small hills with many other 1950s houses. The lot is 98-by-101, with a large, green lawn and nicely manicured hedges. Let’s step inside and step back in time.

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2757 Ivandell A

With ever-increasing home values in North Oak Cliff, househunters are quick to snatch up a good deal, and the darling Tudor at 2757 Ivandell Ave. is no exception. It’s been on the market for just nine days and is already under contract!

But as a 2-2 with 1,504 square feet for $189,900, and loads of original character and style, I can see why. The house is located in the North Cliff Conservation District, an up-and-coming pocket of woodframe bungalows, Austin stone and brick Tudors, traditional cottages, and ranchettes adjacent to Ravinia Heights. It is listed by Brian Davis at Dave Perry-Miller InTown’s Quadrangle office.

The house is beautifully maintained, with details like original hardwoods, fireplace, and glass doorknobs, and the kitchen alone could kill with cuteness. Newer styles details, like bright pops of lime and mint green on the exterior and retro light fixtures, keep in line with the feel of this 1927 beauty.

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I know that having only one bathroom in a moderately sized house is a difficult proposal for the home’s occupants. It takes, patience, sharing, and throwing modesty to the wind to make it work. And even then, well, it’s frustrating and mommy wants her wine and bubble bath, so yeah, the door is locked, so deal with it!

Ugh.

So when I see a super cute house in a great area that I totally fall in love with, I have a really difficult time dealing with the fact that there is just one bathroom. No half baths. No water closets. Just one lonely bathroom.

Now, this home does have a really superb opportunity to add a second bathroom and perhaps make a master suite. One of the bedrooms has an attached office, and even half of that office could make a passable second bath. If you’re interested in just adding a half bath, the utility room off of the kitchen would be a great second option, too. And it’s already tiled!

Otherwise, 908 Monte Vista Drive, priced at $265,000, is as cute as a button. Other than the missing bathroom, this place is ready to move in with fresh paint, beautiful floors, an updated kitchen, and a gleaming vintage bath.

This home is 1,290 square feet, which wouldn’t feel all that big if the existing walls between the living and dining spaces were still there. Instead, these two areas are open and give the home a much more spacious feel.

The kitchen has plenty of room, too, with a breakfast nook, gorgeous cabinets for plenty of storage, and tons of counter-top space, too.

There is a spacious, detached two-car garage in the backyard, which is catty-corner to a beautiful deck that overlooks a quaint rear lawn. This is an excellent spot for garden parties!

I want to know, though, am I the only one who has a hard time with the one bathroom issue?