Its Dec. 31, 2013 and technically, it’s still the “Year of the Midcentury Modern,” as I dubbed it yesterday. No better way to go out than to feature another great mid-mod on Eustis, an East Dallas street known for its midcentury architecture.
8506 Eustis is a very cool mid-mod that has some really insane features, the first of which you can spot from the curb. Do you see that huge tree growing up through the roof next to the fireplace? Also, I love the original red brick and the cool storage area off of the car port (a typical covered parking solution for homes built during the boom of American auto industry.
Inside you’ll find hallmarks of mid-mod architecture such as clerestory windows, exposed brick, vaulted ceilings with open beams, huge faceted windows, and gobs of natural light. As for cool features inside, you’ll love the trapezoidal fireplace opening, which is certainly creative and eye-catching. In the dining area there is an original redwood wall that gives the whole side of the house a feeling of warmth. The flooring is tres cool, too, with the cut-away wood giving way to linen-faced ceramic tile through the dining and kitchen areas.
In the kitchen, check out the grain on the cabinets, which is the perfect foil for the Carrera marble counters and brand-new industrial-grade stainless steel appliances and apron sink. The mosaic backsplash is visually attractive, but almost too busy when placed next to the texture of the cabinet faces. Still, I love it, and the pendant lights are just absolutely perfect.
Now, the bummer is that, while we know this 1,254-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two baths, we don’t get any photos of the baths in this listing. What gives on that? Another head-scratcher is that this home was originally listed for $314,900, but was reduced to $299,000, and has still sat on the market for more than three months — unheard of with this style and location. It’s under contract right now, but I’m still wondering about why we don’t get a look in the backyard, either.
Still, I love this home terribly. Considering that this home was purchased from its original owner in 2012 and was restored to this condition in just over a year, I think 8506 Eustis is an outstanding property to go out on for 2013. What do you think?