classic midcentury modern reinvented 7406 Currin Drive 1

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The classic midcentury modern home has become one of the hottest properties in America right now. They are highly sought after by a broad demographic, and you can find them in a wide variety of price ranges and locations — if you’re lucky that is. They go fast! Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 7406 Currin Drive is the best of both worlds. It’s classic midcentury modern, but it’s been taken down to the studs and completely reinvented by the talented team at Bernbaum Magadini Architects. (more…)

Bud Oglesby Townhome in the Heart of Oak Lawn | CandysDirt.com

Bud Oglesby’s architectural work is a Dallas treasure, and we have lots of it. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a Oglesby-designed townhome in the heart of the Oak Lawn neighborhood.

Located at 2727 Hood St. Apt. 107, this townhome is a midcentury modern masterpiece, built in 1964 and extensively updated in a way that adds to the character of the era’s architecture and adds the kind of modern amenities buyers love. And it’s well under $300K, so don’t expect this one to stay on the market long.

The design is contemporary, with an open living and dining room, a dreamy kitchen, and gorgeous bathrooms. This unit has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 972 square feet on two stories. Let’s take a look!

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Y’all. By now, it’s no secret how we feel about midcentury modern architecture. The open floor pan! The vaulted ceilings! The walls of windows! Sigh. We feel it’s our sacred duty to report when one hits the market and 2615 Millmar Drive is no exception. In fact, it’s rather exceptional.

Talk about owning a piece of history. Practically untouched for over half a century, this Cliff May-designed Casa View estate gem is crying out for an architecture lover with a stout heart and an eye for midcentury detail. With original parquet floors and wrought iron fence work, it oozes vintage charm. The price point makes it even harder to resist. At $199,900, it ought to entice anyone looking to make the most of a modest renovation budget.

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Dallas Modern Mile Home Tour | CandysDirt.com

Home tour season is upon us, and we couldn’t be happier. We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sneak peek from the Dallas Modern Mile Home Tour. Today, we’re bringing you a second one.

“The Y House” at 10209 Rosser Rd. in Northwest Dallas has an unusual shape—thus its nickname. Designed and built by architect Gordon Nichols in 1954, the house is marvelously midcentury, with a low-slung roof, vaulted ceilings with light coves that repeat in a specific 5/5 module, and an inner courtyard and back garden. Visitors on Saturday’s Dallas Modern Mile Home Tour will appreciate the pops of retro color, and organic expansion, which brought the home to 2,435 square feet, but retained the integrity of the original design and overall style.

We sat down with owner Brandon Emanuel to talk about the home’s distinguishing characteristics, renovations, design schemes, and his family’s plans for the home’s future.

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20cDesign

Dallas buyers just can’s get enough Midcentury Modern design—our recent post about a pristine MCM home in the Disney Streets had viewers swooning over its retro style and authentic feel.

Tomorrow, art and design enthusiasts have the chance to come out and see one of the 20th century’s noted fiber artists in one of Dallas’ top galleries that is devoted to midcentury modern furniture and design.

20cDesign is presenting a “Celebrate Fall” party featuring the early work of noted fiber artist Jane Knight. This collection of wall hangings and fiber sculptures hasn’t been seen since 1977 when it was presented at the San Francisco Galleria Design Center Exposition “Art Fabric ’77: The Contemporary American Tapestry.”

“We acquired these works directly from the personal collection of the Knight family where they were recently found in storage,” says Barry Gream, founder of 20cDesign gallery in the Dallas Design District.

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All images: Shoot2Sell

All images: Shoot2Sell

If you’re of a certain age in Dallas, “behind the pink wall” is a familiar phrase from a bygone era. In the 1960s, it was a marketing phrase that made its way into the local vocabulary and denoted a certain elegant part of town (then considered way, way north). To live behind the pink wall was to have an address with serious social cachet in midcentury Dallas — legend has it Ebby Halliday herself coined the phrase.

The wall today is more beige than pink. It runs on north side of W. Northwest Highway from the Athena to Preston Road and rounds the corner heading north for a jog. As columnist Jon Anderson noted, locals think of it as a shrine.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is behind the pink wall at 6145 Bandera Ave. #C, located on the second floor of Park Sovereign Condominiums. Inside, it’s a burst of Midcentury Modern style, fun and fabulous, designed in part by James McInroe.

This pied-à-terre has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,509 square feet, built in 1957.

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11023 Pinocchio Front

No, you’re not having deja vu. You have seen this Disney Streets midcentury modern before.

Your first introduction may have been in 1954, when this George Halfin-designed, atomic-era house was featured in the 1954 Parade of Homes. After that, it’s been on and off the market several times, featured in D MagazineCultureMap, and more. And just as many times as it’s been featured, the price has been changed. Back in 2010, 11023 Pinocchio was listed for $379,900. In 2014, it was on the market for $450,000.

And today, the home — unstaged and bare save for some plants in the sunroom — is marketed by Rogers Healy & Associates Realtor Brittany Hughes for …

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7147 Alexander Front

A lot of the midcentury modern homes on the market in Dallas are either a handyman special or move-in ready. Rarely do you find a superb, spacious California-style midcentury that only needs a little TLC, or one that has such a perfect layout on just one story. Or one that combines style, location, and architecture all in one.

But this listing from David Griffin Realtor David Collier is like a checklist for the midcentury mindset. And it just hit the market this week, with more than 4,300 square feet, priced under a million, and it’s just a stone’s throw from White Rock Lake. If you’re already in love, best call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans so you can get pre-approved and ready to put in your highest and best offer today, because a deal like this one won’t last long.

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