High Caliber Home of the Week: Marvelous Midcentury Modern in Lake Highlands

 

10741 Eden Roc Back

We know that there are a ton of midcentury modern homes in Sylvania Dells, an area of Lake Highlands where architecture is eye candy. We featured a unique listing from Ed Murchison just a short jog from today’s High-Caliber Home of the Week, and it was a midcentury modern with colored paneling and a unique floor plan, too.

However, 10741 Eden Roc surpasses all expectations with more that 4,000 square feet of wide open space on an acre lot. This home has been painstakingly preserved, with gorgeous expansive floors and the coolest open concept. You know, Realtors often put the words “MUST SEE!” in a listing description, and I usually just glaze over it. For this home, though, with its incredible windows, amazing back deck, and cool master suite, I really, REALLY want to see it!

All of these things — top-of-the-line design, amazing architecture, and perfectly preserved interiors — make this a high-caliber home. A home like this deserves a lender that’s going to look out for you and make sure that your dream becomes a reality. That’s what Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans does with her clients. She’s a mortgage professional that takes the time to make sure that there are no financing hiccups at closing. Find out what Lisa Peters can do for you today.

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Untouched Midcentury Modern Owned By Fashion Designer Has High-End Details

10110 Daria Front

Midcentury modern connoisseurs will delight in this impeccably preserved Asian influenced specimen at 10110 Daria Drive in the gated Meaders James subdivision, which is just north of Walnut Hill and west of the Dallas North Tollway. It’s so close to Preston Hollow, and it’s in an area where you’ll find several distinctive properties like this one.

It’s one of those homes with such an exceptional floorplan and wonderful original details that is easily a high-caliber home, one worthy of being our High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.

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High Caliber Home of the Week: Flawless West Kessler Midcentury Modern

 

900 BISON TRAIL FRONT

This home is absolutely super model stunning, from the landscaped and lush curb to the amazing backyard. This is a home that typifies an architectural style from the inside out. Truly, this gorgeous midcentury modern in West Kessler from Kathy Hewitt is a show stopper and definitely worthy of being this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Caliber Home Loans.

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A Midcentury Modern Dream on a Dramatic Lake Highlands Lot

The cool pops of color at the front entrance are hints of just h

I have a confession to make: If this house were a person, it would have to take a restraining order out on me. That’s how hard I’ve been stalking this beauty, waiting patiently for Virginia Cook Realtor Ed Murchison to put this gorgeous midcentury modern home at 10845 Eden Roc on MLS. And now it’s here, and you, too, can bask in the fantastic original details inside this two-story home that takes full advantage of its sloping lot in Sylvania Dells, a Lake Highlands neighborhood that has tons of architecturally interesting mid-mods. It’s priced at  $475,000.

There are so many cool details to this property, many of which are original to the home. It is definitely one of those houses that will impress a midcentury modern enthusiast.

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10722 Royal Springs Back

Sometimes I am just so stinking amazed at the cool listings Carrie Hill and Jacy Olson snag. They are working their way up to Brandon Stewart and Scott Carlson territory, I swear. Just goes to show how amazing these agents are!

This midcentury modern in Royal Springs Estates is just epic, too. It has to be the equivalent of a unicorn in Dallas real estate circles, because not only is it an amazing example of midcentury modern architecture, but it has been lovingly remodeled in a way that updates the home without destroying the character that makes these types of houses so highly sought after.

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Lease of the Week: Flawless Midcentury Modern Needs a Tenant to Love

10305 Crittendon Front

This is a home for a renter who wants to live in an amazing area and loves architecture. Just west of Marsh lane and north of Walnut Hill with 220 feet of creek frontage, 10305 Crittendon is a masterpiece of a midcentury modern that is perfect for someone relocating to Dallas and wants a slick, amazing pad.

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1120 Flamingo Front

Oh my goodness, you guys, did I find the house for you to ogle this morning! Seriously, this home is going to be gone in the blink of an eye, thanks to the fantastic work these sellers did on flipping this beautiful Midcentury Modern in Lochwood. Really, homes are flying off the market in the $200K price range, so I am glad I caught this gorgeous, updated 1955 ranch at 11240 Flamingo.

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Walling Front 1

When you think about Midcentury Modern architecture, some defining features often pop up. According to Mark Meckfessel, FAIA, here are some common characteristics found in Midcentury Modern design:

Floor plans tended to be more open, with less separation among living, dining and family areas. Large, continuous expanses of windows broke down traditional notions of “inside” and “outside”. Roofs tended to be flatter and building forms more geometrically crisp. Structure was often openly expressed and applied ornamentation – cornices, brackets, moldings, etc. – was minimized or avoided altogether.

I think you’ll find a lot of these same characteristics in 7272 Walling Lane, a split-level Mid-Mod built in 1958. It is wonderfully preserved, and has a gorgeous backyard with a pool, too. It comes in at more than 2,400 square feet, so it’s a good size for a family, too.

Walling Living Fireplace

With three bedrooms, two baths, and a sunken living area with floating stairs, this home delivers on Midcentury style. Check out the cool fireplace in the living room, and the gorgeous clerestory windows that keep the light flooding into the home from many different angles. I’m not a fan of the carpet, but for this price — $309,000 — you can afford to do a few upgrades of your own.

Walling Living Stairs

One place I would think you might leave alone, though, would be the kitchen. I just adore it, with the original cabinetry with by-pass doors and the cool stained-glass window behind the kitchen sink, it’s just so vintage and fun! There are new countertops, too, but I wouldn’t be hurt if you upgraded the appliances.

New Walling Kitchen

The master bedroom is huge, and has a wall of windows from which you can see the backyard and the fantastic little pool. I’m not sure I love the air conditioning unit as it’s installed in the wall there, but it could be worse.

Master Bedroom

Unfortunately, there aren’t any photos of either bathroom with this listing, which could be a turn-off to prospective buyers. But maybe they’ll be willing to overlook that when they see the stone patio in the back.

Walling Backyard