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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706 Kessler Woods Front

Noted eco-friendly architect Jonathan Delcambre designed this home at 706 Kessler Woods Trail to look like homes built more than a half-century ago, but with the addition of stained wood siding and perfectly proportioned masonry, this home stands out.

We love the lines, the presence on the lot, and the gorgeous interiors from Allison Brooks of B2 Architecture, all of which make this property worthy of being our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. Are you ready to buy the high caliber home of your dreams? Call Lisa Peters today to sail from bid to closing.

706 Kessler Woods Front Porch

If you’re ready to fall head over heels for this delightfully sunny riff on midcentury modern architecture, jump!

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Swananoah IHOTW

Bluffview is home to so many gorgeous homes. It’s one of the hotbeds of high-end real estate and high-style architecture. Truly, to have a home in this neighborhood is a feather in the cap of any residential architect. And some of these homes, well, they take on a life of their own.

This design by architect Bentley Tibbs is a stunning take on the glass house, with modern lines and floor-to-ceiling windows, it feels like a conservatory or a greenhouse in which you cultivate not flowers and plants, but a well-curated art collection.

 

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High-caliber homes like this come around only once in a lifetime, and when you see the open spaces and perfect views from this Becky Frey listing, you’ll want to put in your highest and best offer. To make sure you sail through your transaction from bid to closing, call Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today. With her expertise, your dream home can become a reality.

Jump to see inside this masterful creation, brought to life by builder Mark Siepiela of DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT.

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Neo Pastiche

Neo Pastiche Banality.  The Tuna Noodle Casserole of Housing

Let’s face it, homes have always been a collection of areas for cooking, sleeping, and primping surrounding a common family or group dining and living area. Sometimes these functions occurred in a single room and sometimes a series of rooms. The more schmancy you get, the more specialized the rooms and the larger the rooms become.  At some point, homes can become their own self-contained city like Barbra Streisand’s underground shopping center or overly task-specific like Candy Spelling’s gift wrapping room.

Yes, differing eras have sought to either open or close off rooms. Interestingly, in addition to overall wealth, it seems that what a society thinks of its women has something to do with interior spaces. When women were thought to be barefoot, pregnant and without meaningful opinions, homes were more closed off.

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8702 San Fernando Front

Teardowns are a contentious topic in Little Forest Hills, an East Dallas neighborhood that has tried twice to get a conservation district overlay, failing both times. Still, as many residents in Hollywood Santa Monica know, not every home is worth saving, especially those that are tiny, ramshackle affairs that seem almost propped up on cinder blocks, ready to blow sideways at the next breeze.

Of course, with a neighborhood motto like “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky,” sometimes a new build will follow that creed despite what structure was razed to make room for it. There’s no better example of this than the bright, colorful, quirky modern at 8702 San Fernando Way.

Jump to see inside this sweetheart of a new build that is exceptionally bright and very, very green.

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805 Kessler Woods Front Twilight

Are you a fan of clean lines and wide-open spaces? Adore vaulted ceilings and unique finishes? Crave amazing views? To say we have just the property for you is an understatement. The truth is, we have the only property for you, and it’s this fantastic modern home with a beguiling grid of windows and brick set on a hill in Kessler Woods.

It’s unique properties like this that sometimes present unique challenges, but one aspect of the buying process where you should never have any hiccups is pre-approval and financing. To get seamless bid-to-close service, make one call to Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. With a home of this caliber, you won’t want to take any chances! Call Lisa Peters today.

Jump to see the dazzling interiors of this gorgeous modern home in North Oak Cliff!

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9562 Ash Creek Front

In 2005, when Michael and Ashley Morris bought the home on the 0.82 acre lot at 9562 Ash Creek, legend had it that the small home on the lot was once an underground gambling house that was a favorite of Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle. “Apparently, it was one of his luckier spots in town,” said listing agent Brandon Stewart.

The home was torn down and the Morris family got to work with master architect Truett Roberts designing their dream home, while still maintaining the attractiveness of the wooded, creek-side lot. The design they settled on was one that was a mass of rectangles, using different textures to sheathe the second and first floors, and using the home as somewhat of a visual barrier to the backyard.

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8676 Langdale AHidden in East Lake Highlands near Northwest Highway and Plano Road is one of the largest collections of modern houses in Dallas, and some are still affordable, like the listing at 8676 Langdale Circle.

Designed by architect Jack R. Yardley and built in 1976, this looker is listed by Brandon Stewart with David Griffin & Company for $360,000.

Located on a corner lot in the secluded enclave of Mediterranean Gardens, this house is a 2-2 with 1,795 square feet, designed by Yardley for his then mother-in-law while he lived next door. (more…)