Greenwood Hills

The oversized midcentury brick fireplace is the focus of this Greenwood Hills living room in Richardson.

The last several years have seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of all things midcentury modern in housing. If not “straight” midcentury, then a dash of atomic era flavor. People seem to crave the clean architectural lines, emphasis on natural light, and open design concepts.

In Richardson, a popular “inner-ring” suburb of Dallas, there’ an abundance of houses built in the 1950s and early 1960s. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is an example of this style, with dashes of midcentury design throughout.

It is located at 805 Melrose Dr. in the Greenwood Hills neighborhood of Richardson. This 1960 ranch’s defining midcentury feature is an oversized brick fireplace and divider wall in the entryway and living room. Truly a fabulous design element in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,639-square-foot home.


401 S Weatherred a

The midcentury modern home at 401 S. Weatherred Dr. in Richardson shines at every angle. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a marvelous combination of curb appeal, cute interior, and choice location—Richardson Heights was just named among the 5 Neighborhoods on the Rise in the July issue of D Magazine.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,434 square feet, this home offers a modest-but-thoughtful footprint, and makes the most of the space. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with light, and vaulted ceilings give a sense of amplitude.

We’re not the only ones crushing on this midcentury charmer—it was listed Aug. 10 by Dan Washburn with Washburn Realty Group and went under active open contract two day later.


11023 Pinocchio Front

No, you’re not having deja vu. You have seen this Disney Streets midcentury modern before.

Your first introduction may have been in 1954, when this George Halfin-designed, atomic-era house was featured in the 1954 Parade of Homes. After that, it’s been on and off the market several times, featured in D MagazineCultureMap, and more. And just as many times as it’s been featured, the price has been changed. Back in 2010, 11023 Pinocchio was listed for $379,900. In 2014, it was on the market for $450,000.

And today, the home — unstaged and bare save for some plants in the sunroom — is marketed by Rogers Healy & Associates Realtor Brittany Hughes for …

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