Catch an eyeful of what listing agent Nancy Highers calls “a low-maintenance, entertainer’s dream home!” This stunningly remodeled Midcentury Modern sits near Northwood Country Club and offers a spacious 2,543 square feet. We love its easy, breezy, outdoor oasis for sipping iced tea. Or as they say, rosé all day. You decide! And what lies inside, is just as captivating.

A Dramatic Renovation …

Highers of Highers Group Realty tells us, “This is a recently renovated property minutes from Dallas Galleria and West Village shopping. Two outdoor areas — a small interior courtyard and side patio — offers options for entertaining or relaxing. A full-sized wet bar off the kitchen services the main living area. And zero lot line offers low maintenance!”

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Yes, we do. And it’s in the city of Dallas, seven miles from downtown. Ever heard of Glen Oaks in Oak Cliff? Located south of Loop 12, where I picked up Father’s Day barbeque at Sweet Georgia Browns, mid-way betwixt I35 and 67, there is a cluster of mid century homes CUSTOM BUILT in the 1950’s and 1960’s called Glen Oaks. You get strong homes and large lots for, well, almost as much as I paid for barbeque. OK, maybe a little more but the terrain is hilly, it’s loaded with trees and the community in insular, secluded by only thirteen entrances. And talk about mid century mana! (Seriously, I’m not even going to tell you the price of this house. It is RIDICULOUS!)

At 810 Green Hill you get mid-century modern design with vaulted and beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, open layout with sharp angles and clean, clean lines.  The lots here are large and there are so many mid century mods it will make your head spin like the color wheel on an aluminum revolving Christmas tree. This very cool, clean, updated mid-century has three bedrooms, two baths and sits on just over a quarter acre of land with a patio breezeway.  There is the classic 1 car carport, which is very green by today’s standards, and a detached 2 car garage to provide plenty of parking.

The price? You will not believe me, but I’ll tell you anyways: $124,900. I can hardly wait to get on DayBreak and tell Ron Corning about this house. Honestly, I feel like I’ve hit jackpot — and really, some lucky buyer will! PS: This is our first listing from the new Dallas City Center Realtors — Woot Woot!

 

Cliff May-designed 5310 Wateka, at Wateka and Inwood, will be open for onlookers tomorrow.

Preservation Dallas has done it again. Listen up, all of you Mid-Century Modernophiles: Cliff May’s award-winning 1948 Pace Setter House design is on display tomorrow.

May, who was a bastion of modern design, sketched up this Greenway Parks abode that was custom built and owned by all of one person, which is almost as amazing as the home itself.

The open plan and natural light is characteristic of Cliff May's take on modern design.

Much of its distinctive mid-century character is still intact.  “Although the house is need of updates and repair, it retains a coveted, characteristic Cliff May aesthetic — an open floor plan and plentiful outdoor living spaces to connect the interior with nature,” says the notice from Preservation Dallas.

Markeeta McNatt Brown, whose parents built the home at 5310 Wateka, will be on hand tomorrow for the tour, which is at 10:30 a.m, as will Maribeth Missineo Peters, a Preservation Dallas board member who will discuss Greenway Parks — a notable Dallas neighborhood planned by Texas architect David Williams.

Admission is free for Preservation Dallas members, and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Lisa Kays at 214-821-3290.

 

Not even on the market yet, folks. 10614 Royal Springs. Vitals: three bedrooms, two baths, 2200 square feet. Nestled along the creek south of Royal Lane (and the Disney Streets) just east of Marsh, west of Midway. A restored 1950’s treasure. Two distinct living areas with walls of glass overlook the green spaces and woodsy creek. The 1950’s extended gables wrap around the back and side of the house, creating an extraordinary covered outdoor living space. Formal living area has multiple sitting areas and a fireplace and of course that mid century staple: the exposed brick wall. The den is cozy, the kitchen so pristine I expect Betty Crocker to pop out at us from that counter, princess phone in hand. The three bedrooms are accessed by a single hallway, and both bathrooms have been updated with beautiful glass tiles.

I have figured out why everyone wants these retro mid century homes. Used to be we did this unique thing called DIALING telephones phones that were attached to walls and some of us even had party lines. We shared one hall bathroom and kids caught fireflies at night. The world is going crazy, and when we want to go home, we want to be back in the womb of the 50’s.

Well, that and the great clean lines!