Listing Agent Courtney Parker with Coldwell Banker nailed it when she said the owners of 1605 N. Waterview Drive in Richardson “spared no expense without compromising the Midcentury Modern-style.”

Let’s start with the Roman brick exterior that’s the perfect shade of sandy beige and really lets that era-appropriate turquoise door pop. Landscaping and mulch were recently added and who even cares? We love this house. Look at that little hip roof. Too cute, but wait, there’s more …

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The groovy swing is the perfect touch!

When I spotted this 1961 midcentury cottage in Sparkman Club Estates, I could not summon an immediate connection to a Dallas architect. That’s because it was designed, as many homes are, by a builder.

We remember architects. It’s the builders of our city that are often overlooked, or completely forgotten. I’m going to rectify that today and tell you a bit about not only this adorable midcentury cottage but also this excellent builder — Gordon Nichols.

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East Dallas RanchRemember when you were a kid and you’d go to visit your grandparents’ and it was always 15 degrees warmer inside, but it was so cozy and quaint and life was just better there? Like those people never had to go to school or work and you thought, “How do I get this gig?” Well, Squirt, you can’t get that gig until you retire, so keep working, nose to the grindstone and all that jazz.

In the meantime, if you want to live in a house like that – cozy and comfortable, with or without the furnace on blast – check out 10633 Cayuga Drive. See? Even the address is quaint. Three and five numbered addresses are the best. Four digits are so lame. JK JK, everything’s great and awesome and we all get a gold star.

It’s really the exterior of 10633 Cayuga Drive that gets you, and immediately kicks off the craving for hard candy from an etched glass dish.

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Midcentury homes are hot, but an updated one for $299,000? Wear some protective gear because they’re basically on fire.

This three-bedroom, two-bath located in Forest Oaks off Ferguson Road in East Dallas is definitely of the flame-retardant variety. (And just so we’re clear, this is a metaphor. Nothing’s really on fire.)

Listed by Ray King of R. King Realty, 2222 Forest Oaks is 1,300 square feet of total update complete with wood-lined carport and decorative railing leading up to the perfect aqua front door.

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If you’re the curious type like us, I’m sure the home at Northhaven and Jamestown Road that sat unfinished for years has caught your eye. How could it not? For years, this 1960-built gem was hidden behind overgrown trees that shielded its great midcentury modern bones from view. Get ready to feast your eyes on this newly-finished gem at a CandysDirt.com Jamestown Jewelbox Event, slated from 5 to 7 p.m. May 23 at 11248 Jamestown Road in Dallas.

You’re Invited to the Jamestown Jewelbox: An evening of jewels in an exceptional home at 11248 Jamestown Road. Try on jewelry from Skibell Fine Jewelers, retreat to the entertainer’s terrace, and imagine yourself at home in this fabulous estate.

Scroll down for RSVP details to attend this can’t-miss event!

The 4,156-square-foot home listed for $1.5 million by Evan Stewart of Compass has four bedrooms and four baths on a corner .36-acre lot in the Northaven Park subdivision. It’s been meticulously renovated into a perfect blend of comfortability with master suites both upstairs and downstairs, and aesthetic excellence with high-quality wall finishes that are perfect for showcasing an art collection.

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Farmers BranchIt’s been a busy week, but when an adorable 1958 Contemporary bungalow hits your inbox, priced at a perfect price point for a young family — and zoned for a great feeder pattern for schools, we make the effort to give it a shout out. And that’s the case with this darling Farmers Branch home.

Kitty Gordon with Angel Realtors pointed out 3146 Myra Lane to us over the weekend. The home is close to convenient commuting, and has been remodeled with modern tastes in mind.

Gordon assured us that all the updates were fully permitted, too. At three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it’s 1,340 square feet of cozy space, with a nice big backyard that’s just screaming for a deck and pergola, and maybe even a swing set.

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This Forest Oaks midcentury has a lot going for it — especially for families.

Situated between Ferguson Road and Creekwood Drive and bounded on the southwest by St. Francis, Forest Oaks is an less-than-memorable enclave of midcentury ranches and two-story homes set into a modest hillside. It could be easily forgettable to most people, as it’s not as big as nearby Claremont and not as flashy as Forest Hills, but the homes still prove to be an outstanding value as East Dallas becomes more and more popular to young families.

And there’s a lot to love at 2104 Forest Oaks Drive, especially if you have kids.

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