Built in 1962, this Midcentury-style house was a later arrival to the era, but you know what? We’ll take it.

The angles, the ceiling, the updates. Come on. This is a white-and-gray house that feels so modern and open — it’s just waiting for your pops of colors.

Out back there’s a concrete deck shaped like a hexagon. Something different, something fun and that’s kind of the theme of the house.

Out front, you’ll find a fully wooded wall and a matching flower box. Your biggest challenge in this house will be keeping the landscape alive to look as cool and contemporary as it does today.


Maybe we’ve got Easter Sunday on our minds, but this mid-century gem across from Bishop Lynch High School in East Dallas has so many updates for this price range, it’s heaven-sent. This 1956-built home at 1805 Swan Drive has three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,640-square-feet full of bright, open floorplan space that perfectly highlights the original and refinished hardwood floors, listing agent Sejal Bogdon of Central Metro Realty tells us. Actually, it’s the agent’s own home that she and her husband have lovingly restored since moving into the Crest View Park neighborhood a few years ago. (more…)

You’ll want to see this stunning late 60s modern at 5731 McShann Road in north Dallas today from 1-3 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. before it’s gone. That’s because this week’s Saturday Six Hundred, a four-bedroom, four-bath situated on more than a half-acre, is a steal at $669,000, priced below appraised value.

There are wonderfully mature trees that line the circular drive of this 4,140-square-foot home located near Harvest Hill Road and Preston Road. Centrally located among the best private schools, this north Dallas modern home is walking distance to Jamestown Park, complete with basketball court, baseball field, playground, and picnic tables.


This four bedroom, 3 bath home at 4069 Park Lane in Midway Hollow was completely remodeled by builder Nathan Draper. Photo: Bethany Erickson

This four-bedroom, three-bath home at 4069 Park Lane in Midway Hollow was completely remodeled by builder Nathan Draper. Photo: Bethany Erickson

So, Midway Hollow, eh?

Mature trees? Check. Affordable homes in several price ranges? Check. Good schools? Check. Healthy, involved crime watch dedicated to reducing both nuisance and violent offenses in the neighborhood? Check. Close to good shopping? Check. Near a good airport but not in the flight path? Check. Plenty of diamonds-in-the-rough to diamonds-in-the-not-so-rough to make your own? Check, check.

Which is exactly why Nathan and Ann Jane Draper of Draper Construction chose the neighborhood. They’re on their second family home here, but a drive through the neighborhood (which is bordered by Walnut Hill Lane, Midway Road, Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane) reveals many homes the Drapers have built or remodeled.

“I comb the neighborhood looking for projects,” Nathan Draper said, standing in the kitchen of one of their most recent at 4069 Park Lane. “We like staying in this neighborhood. Prices are going up, we like the feel of the homes and the neighborhood.”

Draper is also in the middle of a remodel down to the studs with a second-floor addition on nearby Saranac Drive that will sell for the mid $700s. The home on Park Lane is listed at $549,250, and has four bedrooms and three baths. (more…)