9562 Ash Creek Front

In 2005, when Michael and Ashley Morris bought the home on the 0.82 acre lot at 9562 Ash Creek, legend had it that the small home on the lot was once an underground gambling house that was a favorite of Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle. “Apparently, it was one of his luckier spots in town,” said listing agent Brandon Stewart.

The home was torn down and the Morris family got to work with master architect Truett Roberts designing their dream home, while still maintaining the attractiveness of the wooded, creek-side lot. The design they settled on was one that was a mass of rectangles, using different textures to sheathe the second and first floors, and using the home as somewhat of a visual barrier to the backyard.

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10830 Hayfield Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

Remember yesterday’s post with a little blurb by Wilson Fuqua? The renowned architect talked about how some homes just need the deft, artful touch of an architect to be transformed from ugly ducklings into sleek swans. I like to think that this home at 10830 Hayfield is a stunning example of this idea. Built in 1981, this soft contemporary likely had a muted neutral palette and an unhealthy amount of carpet everywhere.

Since then, this listing from Brandon Stewart has been updated to sleek, chic modern perfection.

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7715 Maplecrest Front

All of those 1960s ranches with outdated wallpaper and brass fixtures, ugly tile and walls everywhere are probably pretty jealous right about now. I mean, why wouldn’t they when this lovely, attention-getting remodeled 1962 ranch at 7715 Maplecrest looks like it does. I mean, it’s sexy little number in a fantastic neighborhood, with all the upgrades you could want in a home this size.

Truly, this home is an absolute stunner. It’s a well-designed project from Gregory Hagmann Architects that was well-executed by Restructure Corporation of Dallas. It is open, daring, and still warm. It is dang-near perfect.

Perhaps that’s why the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home with more than 2,661 square feet marketed by Clay Stapp + Co. Realtor Richard Baker actually went up in price from its original $472,500 to its now $484,500. That’s a $12,000 jump, for those who don’t want to do the math.

But what do you get for the money?

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7723 Northaven Front

How is this incredible home still on the market? I have no idea, to tell you the truth, especially considering how hot Midcentury Moderns are, and this incredible location. Janmar is a fabulous, quiet enclave. We totally love this area, as we’ve said many times before. Big lots, great architecture, and a treasure trove of amazing homes that make this an incredible neighborhood inside 635.

7723 Northaven Living

This particular home — 7723 Northaven Road, just west of North Central Expressway — is just a lovely home. I am seriously swooning over this three-bedroom, two-bathroom Mid-Mod, and considering the huge lot (.35 acres with a great lawn) and 2,685 square feet, it’s a great value. This 1954 modern marvel is marketed by Virginia Cook agent Kyle Rovinsky for just $350,000.

7723 Northaven Dining

I love the mix of flooring textures, too, which include hardwoods, parquet, stained concrete, and brick. Everything is open, with tons of windows and vaulted ceilings. Of course, check out that cool fireplace with that gorgeous brick work and the clerestory window above. The living room is definitely a high-impact space, and it flows well to the kitchen, which has been wonderfully preserved.

7723 Northaven Kitchen

While it has great drive-up and landscaping in the front, the side yard is a blank slate, including the shaded area just outside the huge sunroom off of the living area. I’m already imagining the cool furniture the new buyer is going to put in this great home. Of course, I am totally wondering if the buyers will remodel the kitchen or keep it as it is. What would you do?

7723 Northaven Bedroom 7723 Northaven bathroom 7723 Northaven Backyard

So, I’m kind of surprised that this house is priced at $1.1 million. There are highrise units that are priced much higher that don’t afford you the space or views that this three-story Uptown townhome has. Truthfully, 4331 Travis St. is perfect for folks who want the modern style of loft living without the elevator ride.

This centrally located home on Travis between Oliver and Lee streets has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and three separate outdoor living spaces, which totals more that 3,500 square feet. There are polished concrete floors throughout and everything else is superbly high-end.

 This home is a great opportunity for a designer to choose furnishings to fit this well-lit, modern space. The kitchen, however, needs no touch-ups. The cabinetry, which is rich and dark, perfectly sets off the sleek stainless appliances. Just outside the kitchen is a balcony, which has a private, tree-house feeling.

The living areas are wide open and perfect for entertaining. With a dividing wall between the kitchen and the living areas, though, you feel a little cut off from the action. Still, the seating area in the kitchen can still accommodate a crowd.

The master bedroom is on the main floor, and has a spacious feel and great views of the small grass-and-gravel backyard.

It’s the master  bath that I absolutely adore. The huge double vanity is a dream, and the separate frameless shower and jetted tub are so beautiful. I love the the homeowners opted for classy frosted glass for the shower, which is a definite plus.

Up, up, up we go to the roof, where you’ll find a green house and a deck with beautiful 360-degree views of the area. This way, you don’t have to choose which direction you face as you would with a condo or a highrise!

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Seriously, 6623 Winton has so much character and really, tons of DRAMA! This home has been completely renovated from top to bottom and even inside out (check out that stone pathway!) and feels thoroughly modern. You get Lakewood schools (Dallas ISD) and 2,456 square feet for just $574,900.

The living room is painted the perfect color of gray, which really sets off the hardwood floors. Not only do I love the simple elegance of the furniture, but I love the juxtaposition of the antlers and cowhide with all of the super-sleek decor.

The kitchen, well, you really need to love wood grain to love this kitchen. Now, I really think it feels warm and inviting, but I would probably refinish the cabinets in a darker stain that blends better with the floors. Otherwise, It’s just freaking gorgeous.

The dining area is open to another living area, which is connected with the kitchen, making these three spaces feel like one really long room. It’s a fabulous space for entertaining several guests, and with the holidays coming up, you’ve got to keep entertaining top-of-mind when house hunting!

There are four bedrooms and three baths in this home, and every one of them looks brand new. The master carries on the same modern elegance as the rest of the house, and the master bath is just so perfect for me that I am cribbing notes for my own bathroom renovation.

In the backyard you’ll find a deck and some really understated landscaping, which makes that beautiful stone walkway really pop. If you love this house as much as I do, don’t forget to use our “Pin It” buttons to share this lovely Ebby listing with all of your friends on Pinterest!

What’s flying off MLS faster than you can say “Hip Pocket Listing?” Modern everything. Midcentury Modern, Contemporary, and plain ol’ modern homes are so in demand right now. What’s even better, especially for 7117 Lyre Lane, is that if it’s remodeled, it fetches top dollar, too.

I’m pretty sure this 3/3, priced at $450,000, won’t be available very long. This house, at almost 2,000 square feet, was completely gutted in 2008. Everything you can lay eyes on is pretty much new, including all of the gorgeous honey maple cabinets and the jetted tub in the master bathroom. The arched front windows and tall ceilings are a dead giveaway that this home, built in 1971, was once a Spanish Revival. Not anymore, though!

The backyard is fantastic, too, with a raised fire pit surrounded by stone seating. It’s just perfect for entertaining guests of any age.

This house is in a fantastic area for a family. Schools in this area include Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. You’ve got Lakewood Park just down the road, and you’re super close to White Rock Lake.

The clock is ticking! I can’t wait to see how fast this one is snatched up!

I love it when a remodel gives me the shivers.

Just from looking at the amazing photos of 6265 Towhnill Lane, I got a little tingle in my toes. The current owner has poured a lot of love (and money!) into this gem of a post war traditional in the Meadows, which feels like a midcentury modern on the inside.

Built in 1957, this gem of a house has some really great details. The sloped picture window in front is an eye-catcher, as is the full-light front door. No avoiding a visit from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, though. Not sure how I would feel about giving up the comfort of having a peep-hole to hide behind, but oh well!

Everything inside the home — the paint, the floors, the lighting, the cabinetry — feels brand-spanking new and immensely tasteful. The openness achieved by essentially joining the kitchen and living areas makes this house great for families and entertaining.

The huge fireplace is just gorgeous. For a while I was noticing a disturbing trend among homeowners — painting brick fireplaces. While some people can make it look decent, more of then not it looks like a tacky disaster. This one is just pristine, with some really interesting accent lighting above the mantel that sets off the paneling that runs from the walls up to the ceiling. The exposed beams are the icing on the cake!

The master suite is beautiful, sexy, and sleek. Check out the his-and-hers wardrobes with glossy black doors. There’s a sliding glass door that opens the bedroom to the back patio, which is a really great feature!

The master bath is practically new, too, with dark wood vanities and extra storage. There’s a full-size shower and soaking tub, too.

The backyard, well, there’s no pool. That kind of bums me out. I would say that this house is absolutely perfect in every way, but the lack of a pool just kind of makes my shoulders sag. If you’re a smart cookie (and I know you are, because you’re reading this blog!) you’ll have a custom pool expert come in and give you an estimate before closing!

Want to take a look inside? This home, marketed by Ebby’s own Holt Barber, is open Saturday Aug. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.