“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you,” once said the GOAT himself, Frank Lloyd Wright – and this Midcentury Modern gem in Las Colinas does just that. It was designed by renowned Dallas architect David George, a devoted student of Frank Lloyd Wright, and in our opinion, a visionary who quite literally took those words to heart. The result is a nature-forward treasure, quietly perched on a heavily treed lot at 113 E. Northgate Drive. And with a price tag under $585,000, it’s a rarity that is sure to go quick. Let’s take a look around, shall we?

A Breathtaking First Impression

 

First, we are struck by the mature lot and timeless appeal of the brick-clad exterior. The walk-up is unreal! Here, canopies of mature trees unfurl with majestic poise, as if to say “welcome home.”  Step through the front door and you’ll soon discover there is not a single room in the house that doesn’t embrace the peaceful yet unbounded natural beauty of the estate.

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Pogir Pogir with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 5350 S. Dentwood Drive for $3.999 million.

These Preston Hollow prizes do not disappoint! In fact, they all share generous floor plans and designer finishes, but have price points that are miles apart. The best part? Each will be on full display this weekend for your viewing pleasure. Simply tour all three, then tell us which one is your favorite.

Dreamy On Dentwood Drive

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Yesterday, prowling the Fort Worth beat from Edward’s Ranch to Rivercrest, I found several enticing listings before landing in front of 2324 Mistletoe Drive in Mistletoe Heights — the hands-down winner for this week’s Fort Worth Friday. Often, in the back of my mind, when looking at a property there is a “could I live here?” fantasy.  This midcentury modern is so seductive that my answer would be a resounding “yes.” And I wasn’t alone in my admiration, because the house was on the market for all of five days. The current status is “active pending” but that needn’t prevent us from taking a look. Indulge Magazine thought the 1946 build unique enough to merit a feature in 2012.

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9745 Wisterwood

Talk about move-in ready! This fabulous Lake Highlands Mid Century Modern at 9745 Wisterwood Drive is available fully furnished—down to the rugs on the floor and up to the artwork on the walls. And, it’s furnished flawlessly by someone who has excellent taste, impeccable style, and… you may even know him! (more…)

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When architect and city councilman Vernon Smith built this Oak Cliff home in 1949, much of the features were revolutionary for the time. A double carport worked well for the growing number of two-car households. The windows and lines were clean and angular. The floorplan allowed for movement throughout the space with relative ease.

And that design, while revolutionary 67 years ago, is perfect for today’s family. Thanks to sellers David and Becca Holt, both of whom are interior designers, the functional and aesthetically pleasing design of this home is updated with carefully chosen materials that stay true to its history while looking to the future.

We’re thrilled to feature this listing from David Griffin Realtor Crystal Gonzalez as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If you find yourself smitten with this midcentury modern home in North Oak Cliff, call Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today to sail through your transaction from bid to closing.

Jump to find out more about the truly inspiring renovation of this lovely Stevens Park Estates home.

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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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GetMedia-5I miss Don Draper, badly, especially when I see a home that would suit him during his early years, before he was about to teach the world to sing in three-part harmony. I think he and Betty would have been super happy hanging out by the pool and grilling burgers at 10450 Lake Gardens Drive. The kids could have attended Hexter Elementary, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and donned their Breton T-shirts to sail on White Rock Lake. If you long for the Mad Men, midcentury modern lifestyle look, jump in the Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 (or the Prius), tool on over to Lake Gardens, between Peavy and Easton and clap your eyes on this crisp, clean 2,521 square feet of contemporary bliss, listed by Terri Gum of Ebby Halliday Realtors for $534,900.

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4605 Watauga frontal

It’s going to be a beautiful week in Dallas. While our northern brethren are digging out from under piles of snow, the sun is shining on us in Dallas.

Like our weather this week, I have to share quite possibly the best of both worlds in Dallas real estate: a home designed by one of our most beloved architects, Charles Dilbeck. He is the architect who created my favorite flame PaigeBrook, the Westlake home that was moved to preserve it because the owners would never let that home shed one stone. And he designed this sprawling 1954 era ranch in the heart of Bluffview, a home whose inners have been completely re-fashioned by one of the most significant architectural and interior design firms in the southwest, Bodron + Fruit. Svend Fruit created Bodron+Fruit with interior designer, Mil Bodron. Bodron + Fruit has been responsible for architecturally sensitive renovations to some of the most important modernist houses in Dallas, including, the Philip Johnson or “Beck House” on Strait Lane, currently listed with David Nichols of Allie Beth Allman.  They have brought many a mid century modern home from the 1950’s to the 1970’s up to current living standards while maintaining the architectural flavor and purity of the original design, often done by a famous regional or national architect.

And they do it fabulously, seamlessly, so that the home never looks like a time capsule. 4605 Watauga pool ext (more…)