university manor midcentury

Atomic era homes are in high demand in Dallas. And what’s not to love? Clean lines, great indoor-outdoor connection, and open designs concepts make for appealing spaces.

Today’s Saturday Six Hundred is a split-level University Manor midcentury modern with enticing architecture and a lush greenbelt setting: the private backyard backs up to the White Rock Trail. The home at 7310 Walling Ln. in East Dallas has another thing going for it: multiple price reductions, totaling $160K off the original listing price.

You get a lot for your money with this property. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,178 square feet on two stories, built in 1958. Located near Northwest Highway and West Lawther Drive, it’s just a hop, skip, and jump from the north shores of White Rock Lake.

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dallas mid century modern homesIf you’ve got a hankering for a taste of Midcentury style, our Thursday Three Hundred promises total satisfaction.

Located in the Lake and Garden District’s University Manor neighborhood at 7139 Edgerton Dr., this quintessential 1950’s gem is a 3-2 with 1,502 square feet, built in 1954. It’s a time capsule of atomic era flat planes and glass walls; open, bright rooms; and manicured outdoor living spaces that makes it hard to decide which is better, indoors or out.

It was listed yesterday by Erin Birdsong with Redfin for $364,900. (There’s a broker open house today from 4-6 p.m., and a public open house Saturday, April 9, from noon to 2 p.m.)

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Just from looking at the front of 10323 Sherbrook, you wouldn’t say, “Well there’s a remodeled Midcentury Modern!” But once you step inside this Walnut Hill Manor home built in 1955, that’s exactly what you’ll be thinking.

It’s the clerestory windows that are a dead giveaway. That and the sunroom and rear patio.

Otherwise, well, there aren’t too many Mid-Mod touches left. That’s not to say the home isn’t unique. I mean, check out the kitchen. You know, the one with NO WALLS! That’s right! There are no backsplashes! No upper cabinets! It’s just counters!

You know what would be fun? Filming your own cooking show here! There’s got to be a food blogger out there who really needs a space like this! It would be PERFECT!

Now, the rest of the home is pretty much standard, save for the green Daltile bathroom that has been preserved.

I guess what I’m saying is that one of you Midcentury Modern-ophiles needs to snap this baby up and make it Mad Men worthy! And at $399,000, it’s totally doable!

In fact, take out all of the furniture and it’s pretty much a blank slate! You could totally have fun in here!

Want to see all 2,197 square feet of this three bedroom, two bath home? The open house is Sunday, July 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.