Ed Murchison didn’t want to leave Virginia Cook Realtors. They treated him well over the past 15 years. However, when the firm announced it was shutting down this spring, he knew he had to find another brokerage with a strong and deep offering of market support for agents.

“I was really impressed with Coldwell Banker’s suite of agent marketing, property marketing, sales marketing, and all the tools that they had,” he said. “They offer so much it’s almost overwhelming, and they allow agents like myself to customize it.”

Murchison considers himself a “unique bird” because he built his brand on a very specific niche. All of his marketing is geared towards people looking to focus on Midcentury Modern or modern homes. He figures he first fell in love with the style around the time he was born. One of his earliest memories is being six or seven years old riding in a car with his parents and seeing a flat roof, clean-lined home.

“It just drew me in,” he recalled. “Every time we would drive by it I remember just focusing on it.”

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MCM in Keistwood

For this week’s Thursday 300, we’ve got a 1958-built Arch B. Swank-designed midcentury modern gem at 3454 S. Franklin Street in Keistwood that’s listed by Diane Sherman of David Griffin & Company for only $392,000. Now typically, we do the heavy lifting in describing a home’s features and indiscernible qualities, but Diane gave us such a venerable wealth of knowledge about this amazing MCM in Keistwood that we’ll give you the scoop in her words. (more…)

Dilbeck midcentury modernThis quintessential Charles Dilbeck Midcentury Modern in Russwod Acres is going to take your breath away. Wait, what did I say? Dilbeck and Midcentury Modern. Do those two terms even go together?

Yes, indeed they do, but rarely.

Dilbeck midcentury modern

A floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a hallmark of Dilbeck, anchors the house and provides the focal point of the living area. A drop-down screen is tucked over the artwork.

We generally think of architect Charles Dilbeck as the eclectic dude that was inspired by Tom Mix (look him up, my Millennials) to create whimsical homes with stained glass, iron gates, and fanciful details. Hold that thought. He also created a few Midcentury Modern masterpieces. This Dilbeck Midcentury Modern at 5016 Tanbark is one of the most striking examples I’ve ever seen. (more…)

Photos by Jennifer McNeil Baker

Wood and walls of windows make this 1979-built home feel like an homage to Midcentury Modern and Frank Lloyd Wright design, but has been updated with the clean style and amenities of today’s homes. This four-bedroom, three-bath, and one half-bath home at 6933 Delrose Drive in northeast Dallas is 3,835 square feet and listed by Marmie Leech of Compass Real Estate Texas for $1.65 million.

Designed as his own home, Dallas architect David Ludwick incorporated bringing nature into the living environment through glass window walls — a concept that architect Eddie Maestri later expanded when he and builder Jim Scott & Sons began the home’s renovation in 2017. Delrose Drive was featured on the popular 2018 Lakewood Home Tour and AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, the prestigious architect-curated home tour in Dallas.

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Our Steal: Simone Jeanes of Virginia Cook Realtors has listed 6414 Dunstan Lane for $445,000.

East Dallas has lots to offer, and that includes the neighborhood of Ridgewood Park. Bound by Abrams Road to the west, Lovers Lane to the north, Fisher Road to the east, and the Ridgewood Trail to the south, this small enclave packs a mighty punch, offering quick access to White Rock Lake and major Dallas thoroughfares, as well as fantastic home values. One look at these two beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and you’ll see Ridgewood Park is worth a look.

Which one is more “you,” the Trammel Drive splurge or the Dilbeck-inspired steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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JanMar Midcentury Modern

I think we all want to see a return to groovy, don’t you? So, when I was looking for the perfect Inwood Home of the Week, this Janmar midcentury modern at 7405 Kenshire Lane popped up and I thought it is just about the grooviest pad we’ve seen in a very long time.
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4156 S. Better Drive is listed by Jeff Updike and Weston Pugh of Dave Perry Miller Real Estate for $899,000. Photo Credit: Zillow.

Okay Dallas modern house hunters, your search is over. A fabulous Tom Greico-designed midcentury modern-inspired home in Midway Hills just hit the market and it has everything your Mad Men dreaming heart desires, plus a few current design trends you’ll flip over. You’ll recognize the name, of course, as Greico Modern Homes is one of our personally vetted and best-in-town CandysDirt.com Approved Builders

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14112 Valleydale Drive in Hill Haven Heights Subdivision in North Dallas is currently listed for $495K by Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company Real Estate.

When Joanna England first covered this midcentury modern gem back in September, our readers fell in love. Since then, the three-bedroom, two-bath charmer has taken quite a price cut — a steep one in fact – from $565,000 to its current list price of $495,000! Yes, you read that right. This puppy is ready to be SOLD!

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