Midcentury Modern Arch Swank

Sometimes you get lucky, and an original midcentury modern Arch Swank-designed home falls into your lap. This seldom happens, because they tend to stay in the same families for years, and Swank didn’t build a lot of personal residences. To find one, you have to get creative or have an innovative pal helping you. That’s what happened to Dallas Realtor John Weber. (more…)

6843 Coronado Front

OK, so technically, this house is $100 shy of $300,000, but we’ll overlook that this Thursday because 6843 Coronado Ave. has an absolute stunner of a saltwater pool for this price range, and considering our climate, we all need to start preparing for summer’s sweltering temperatures.

6843 Coronado Living

Built in 1946, this charmer in Lakewood Hills has three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, two living areas, and did I mention the saltwater pool in the backyard? Oh yeah, THERE’S A SALTWATER POOL IN THE BACKYARD.

6843 Coronado Backyard

The saltwater pool, which was designed by Riverbend Sandler, pretty much sells this house for me. It’s super cute on the inside with excellent neutral paint and great art on the walls. I love that some of the original features were kept intact such as the chair rail in the dining room and the arched passage way. There’s 1,328 square feet inside this home, which is enough room for a family of three, but I’d want a second full bath if I had two kids. Still, it’s a great value at $299,900, especially considering that it’s in the Lakewood Elementary and Woodrow Wilson High School attendance zone.

6843 Coronado Dining

The kitchen could use a few upgrades — I’d put in stainless appliances and fixtures when installing a new countertop. And I can’t really tell from this angle the size of the kitchen, but it doesn’t look big enough to have a breakfast area. You’ll have to request a showing to find that out.

6843 Coronado Kitchen

The master is pretty standard as far as size goes, but I love the view it has — you know, THE SALTWATER POOL (I think I’m losing my voice from all this virtual shouting!). The den, which appears to be a late add-on to the back of the house, also has excellent views of the backyard.

6843 Coronado Den

Now, the full bath — the only full bath in this home — is really kind of cramped. There is no way two adults could get ready at the same time in this tiny bathroom, so don’t even try imagining it. But, depending on what’s on the other side of those two bathroom walls, you could make this into a much more family friendly bathroom.

6843 Coronado Bath

To close, I leave you with another view of the SALTWATER POOL. Ugh. I die.

6843 Coronado Pool