Neighborhoods all along the North Central Expressway corridor are seeing resurgence and reinvestment in a very big way. Long neglected areas, once full of ramshackle and run down houses, are becoming a land of opportunity in the realm of urban infill for developers and architects. It is fascinating to watch the changing landscape, and though it’s sad to lose the cultural value of older homes, it’s heartening to see builders invest in interesting, engaging design. It allows a generation to put a stamp on the area, and sometimes to great results. 

Today’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is an example of what’s great about modern design. With clean lines and a contemporary facade, 2215 Madera adds something different to the neighborhood landscape of Knox-Henderson. It’s a fabulous listing from Virginia Cook Realtor Ed Murchison

(more…)

Virginia Cook Realtor Kelly Jordan was named the 2017 Hearts at Work award recipient.

From Staff Reports

Kelly Jordan of Virginia Cook Realtors was named the 2017 Hearts at Work award recipient during a company celebration luncheon September 22 at the Park Cities Club. The award was established to honor significant volunteer service to our communities by the company’s sales associates.

“Volunteer service enriches communities where we live and work and has been integral to the culture of our company since we opened 18 years ago,” said President Sheila Rice as she presented the award. “The Hearts at Work program allows us to formally recognize associates like Kelly who bring a passionate commitment to enriching the lives of individuals, families and neighborhoods.” 

(more…)

Merriman Park Midcentury | CandysDirt.com

One of the biggest trends in design is midcentury modern. People can’t get enough of the clean lines, bold colors, and retro appeal associated with this era. Our Thursday Three Hundred at 7024 Whitehill St. will delight any 1950’s design enthusiast with its original features and amenities. 

This Merriman Park midcentury maintains many of its MCM elements, like Terrazzo tile floors and an original stacked stone fireplace, yet functions well for today’s modern lifestyle. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,549 square feet, built in 1956. 

(more…)

In the world of modern, sustainable architecture, Josh Nimmo‘s work gets top billing in our region. His designs can be spotted in some of the most sought-after locations, from gorgeous townhomes in East Village to the M Streets and beyond. So I was rather perplexed to see one of his designs — an incredible one — in Keller of all places.

However, this High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans works so well in this environment that my initial surprise faded rather quickly. Truly, it’s a modern country estate, as described by listing agent Ed Murchison of Virginia Cook Realtors.

(more…)

 
If you want an example of what builders should be constructing for today’s buyer, Realtor Ed Murchison says you should check out this Josh Nimmo-designed, Alan Kagan-built modern urban home on Deere Street.
 
“This property represents what many buyers really want in an modern urban home, yet so few builders are building,” Murchison said.
 
That’s reason enough to make 4532 Deere Street our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, but there’s a bonus: a good-sized, private yard! 

(more…)

While I, too, love midcentury modern homes, dealing with the details involved with restoring an older residence doesn’t thrill me. Truly, I’d prefer midcentury lines and feel with the assurance of new construction. That’s just what Virginia Cook Realtor Ed Murchison has listed, all wrapped up in the finishes and feel that modern home buyers in Dallas desire. 

Designed by Josh Nimmo, this home was built as the residence of Dwellings AKC founder Alan Kagan. As Karen Eubank has told us, there’s nothing quite like the personal homes of builders, as these are the houses where you can find detail and value beyond your typical house. 

“Kagan is known for his high-quality, architect-designed modern homes featuring meticulous attention to detail,” Murchison said. Now extrapolate that and add in a dash of excellent location and you get 6035 Prospect Ave., a midcentury modern-inspired residence in walkable East Dallas.

(more…)

3356 Merrell Front

Ed has done it again! I swear, Ed Murchison seems to constantly nab the most fun midcentury modern listings in the city. This cool 1961-built ranch in Northwest Dallas’ Sparkman Club Estates is so absolutely perfect, with tons of original cabinetry and finishes.

(more…)

Lakeland Hills Midcentury

With the popularity of 1950’s homes on the market, our Thursday Three Hundred is sure to please. The Lakeland Hills midcentury at 11008 Glen Echo Ct. is a study in retro appeal, from its pink brick exterior to terrazzo tile entry. Located near Northwest Highway and Plano Road, this home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,432 square feet on one story, built in 1959. Let’s take a look!

(more…)