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When architect and city councilman Vernon Smith built this Oak Cliff home in 1949, much of the features were revolutionary for the time. A double carport worked well for the growing number of two-car households. The windows and lines were clean and angular. The floorplan allowed for movement throughout the space with relative ease.

And that design, while revolutionary 67 years ago, is perfect for today’s family. Thanks to sellers David and Becca Holt, both of whom are interior designers, the functional and aesthetically pleasing design of this home is updated with carefully chosen materials that stay true to its history while looking to the future.

We’re thrilled to feature this listing from David Griffin Realtor Crystal Gonzalez as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you find yourself smitten with this midcentury modern home in North Oak Cliff, call Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today to sail through your transaction from bid to closing.

Jump to find out more about the truly inspiring renovation of this lovely Stevens Park Estates home.

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Photos showing some of the original details of this 1940 home by noted architect Charles Dilbeck, located at 5106 Milam Street in the Cochran Heights neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. Taken March 17, 2016. (Photo © Michael Hamtil)

Dallas Morning News photographer Michael Hamtil and his wife, photojournalist Lara Solt, have opened their Cochran Heights Dilbeck for the neighborhood’s first ever home tour on April 3. (Photo: Michael Hamtil)

This brand new home tour on April 3 is part celebration, part education, as Cochran Heights opens five of its Dilbeck-designed homes.

So, what’s the occasion?

According to Erika Huddleston, the neighborhood is celebrating its new Texas Historical Commission marker signifying the splendid collection of Dilbecks Cochran Heights holds.

The marker, which is on Henderson Ave. next to Consignment Heaven and Nick Brock Antiques, will have a formal unveiling at 1 p.m. Sunday April 3 with Preservation Dallas director David Preziosi and City of Dallas Parks and Recreation director Willis Winters. The unveiling will be followed by the home tour from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are available on the Cochran Heights Neighborhood Association website for $15 in advance or $20 the day of the tour. Or, if you want to try your luck, CandysDirt.com will have a ticket giveaway next week for two pairs of passes to this tour. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for your chance to win!

“These Cochran Heights Dilbeck homes have not been open to the public before, so this tour is a rare opportunity to peer into 1930s Dallas architecture and see how the homes have been adapted to 21st century living,” Huddleston added. “I hope that the Texas Historical Commission’s marker will encourage developers and homeowners to restore and rework old homes as a continuation of our history rather than tear them down and replace them.”
5216 Milam BeforeAfter

 

Before the official home tour, Preservation Dallas will host an in-town outing March 30 at 6 p.m. at 5215 Milam, pictured before and after restoration above. The home, a 1936 Dilbeck that was completely restored to LEED standards, won a 2015 Preservation Dallas Achievement Award. The tour is free for Preservation Dallas members and $20 for non-members, which also includes a ticket to the earlier neighborhood home tour. You can RSVP via reservations@preservationdallas.org.

Michael Hamtil, owner of 5106 Milam, shared some splendid details discovered during renovation. He gave us a sneak peek of his charming home, which will be on tour:

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3959 Spinnaker Run Front

Designed as the personal residence of William Hidell of Hidell & Associates, this home has the kind of attention to detail and site design you’d expect from a renowned contemporary architect. Clean lines, sexy and sleek finishes, and windows in all the right places make this home a perfect retreat from the busy, hectic lives of today.

Not only that, but it has direct access to Lake Lewisville and is on one of our region’s most scenic shores: Sunset Bay. This is quickly becoming the next hot spot for those who want unobstructed lake views and the privacy to go with it. Situated on almost four acres with plenty of trees, you’ll never need a tall fence to enjoy your estate, which is something you can’t say for many homes inside the loop.

Sure, Little Elm is out there, but you’re making no sacrifices when it comes to comfort and style.

3959 Spinnaker Run Side

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983 Sylvania Front

983 Sylvania was taken to the studs and rebuilt into an LEED Gold masterpiece by D’J Perkison. But how do you find the right buyer for such a unique home? All photos by MetroplexHD.com

There are a few Dallas homes that are so unique that they earn a permanent spot in the bit of our brains exclusively wired for real estate. For me, this Eastwood midcentury modern that was completely re-imagined by architect D’J Perkison is one of those homes. You probably had the distinct pleasure of touring this East Dallas marvel at 983 Sylvania during this year’s White Rock Home Tour and thought, “What a wonderful way to breathe new life into an outdated home!”

And that’s just the reaction Perkison, founder of Studio Perk, was hoping for. When she bought this home with her husband and set upon remodeling it, the goal was to use only the most sustainable materials possible. The results were stunning, of course.

983 Sylvania Living

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With a dark paint scheme and standing seam roof, this home at 8725 Stanwood is the perfect project for using innovative materials. (Photo: Sardone Construction)

What stands out the most about Stephan Sardone‘s project on Stanwood in Casa Linda Forest is the homeowner. Not that Sardone isn’t a very talented builder and contractor, as he very much is. It’s that Larry Paschall, AIA, is a co-founder of HPD Architecture and straddles the lines of client and co-worker to collaborator, as he’s worked hard to design a modern, flexible space in his 1961 ranch.

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9623 Athlone/Photos: Shoot2Sell

9623 Athlone/Photos: Shoot2Sell

I love the look and feel of this Lake Highlands home inside Lake Park Estates, a very popular area just a short jaunt from White Rock Lake. Owned by Todd Howard, founder of architecture firm th+a, 9623 Athlone is a 1950 ranch transformed into a modern retreat.

Open and airy inside, this home is sublimely modern with the perfect balance of angles and curves, cool and warm, glass and wood. It’s a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath beauty with 2,854 square feet, several living areas, gorgeous wood floors, tons of windows, and the most incredible kitchen (more on that later!). It’s marketed by Realtor extraordinaire David Bush for $650,000.

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