Hazelwood Drive

Time has been kind to this home. Built in 1960, the bold design of the 4,600-square-foot house still thrills with an intensity that hasn’t abated after nearly 60 years. In fact, time has allowed Japanese maple trees to mature and completely realize the original vision.

The classic, modern Rivercrest residence blurs the boundaries of interior and exterior space. Planters and walls incorporated into the structure, reach out to enclose trees and landscaping. Walls of windows frame garden views and bring the outdoors indoors.

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In the Spring, one’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … real estate and open houses! Apologies to Alfred, Lord T.  And if a well-located, perfectly updated, midcentury modern with a reasonable price tag is your thing, you would be well advised to schedule a showing or at least clear this Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. to take a gander at the open house of this North Ridglea listing at 6551 Malvey Avenue. This listing is new — like four days old new — and, naturally, buyer interest is strong.

Loads of curb appeal, the 1952 house blends beautifully into a lush landscape of bountiful Asian jasmine, mondo grass, period-perfect elephant ears, and tall twining old live oaks. Attractive hardscape including a long, stone-and-masonry walkway approach, completes the pleasing first impression.

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Overton Mid Century

Sprinkled among the ranch-style and colonial revival-style houses in Tanglewood and Overton Park, is a fairly sizable inventory of Mid Century modern gems. Tucked into a deep lot, surrounded by mature trees, 3728 Arroyo Road demonstrates that modern design need not eschew symmetry. Two identical wings flank an interior courtyard. Minimal decorative detail in the Roman brickwork evoke a Mediterranean mood. The low brick retaining wall running halfway across the front give underlines and lends emphasis to horizontals.

Overton Mid Century

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