Thursday Three Hundred: East Lake Highlands Modern Offers Dazzling Aesthetic

8676 Langdale AHidden in East Lake Highlands near Northwest Highway and Plano Road is one of the largest collections of modern houses in Dallas, and some are still affordable, like the listing at 8676 Langdale Circle.

Designed by architect Jack R. Yardley and built in 1976, this looker is listed by Brandon Stewart with David Griffin & Company for $360,000.

Located on a corner lot in the secluded enclave of Mediterranean Gardens, this house is a 2-2 with 1,795 square feet, designed by Yardley for his then mother-in-law while he lived next door. (more…)

Did You Win Two Tickets to This Weekend’s Dallas Modern Expo?

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

If your name is Edward Hunt, then yes, you just won two tickets to this weekend’s Dallas Modern Expo, where he can check out works from amazing galleries such as Cohn Drennan Contemporary (pictured)

If you didn’t win, there’s still time to buy passes to this three-day event (May 17-19) celebrating everything modern at Victory Park. There’ll be tons of modern and contemporary galleries showing off great work, and plenty of decor vendors.

To kick things off, there’s a benefit and preview party tonight that you shouldn’t miss! Food from Jo-Jos and beer from Brooklyn Brewery will be served, and tickets are just $25 benefiting the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Find out more about this weekend’s event, as well as a complete list of exhibitors, right here.

Did You Win Two Tickets to This Weekend's Dallas Modern Expo?

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

If your name is Edward Hunt, then yes, you just won two tickets to this weekend’s Dallas Modern Expo, where he can check out works from amazing galleries such as Cohn Drennan Contemporary (pictured)

If you didn’t win, there’s still time to buy passes to this three-day event (May 17-19) celebrating everything modern at Victory Park. There’ll be tons of modern and contemporary galleries showing off great work, and plenty of decor vendors.

To kick things off, there’s a benefit and preview party tonight that you shouldn’t miss! Food from Jo-Jos and beer from Brooklyn Brewery will be served, and tickets are just $25 benefiting the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Find out more about this weekend’s event, as well as a complete list of exhibitors, right here.

Everything is better about this home at 10239 Better Dr. Why? Because it was taken to the studs a few years ago by an owner with vision. They kept the modern soul of this Midcentury Modern home built in 1953, but brought it into 21st century, making it worth the $599,000 asking price, in my honest opinion.

The interiors are cool and modern, but not cold. I think that’s mostly thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors paired with the slate tile throughout much of the living area. This is a modern home with lofty ceilings that is perfect for oversized furniture.

Here are the stats: You get three bedrooms, two and a half baths over 2,614 square feet and two garage spaces in this Midway Hills home. There are tons of upgrades in this house, and even the most discerning homeowner will fall in love with the finish-out.

The kitchen is beautiful and fits seamlessly with the rest of the home. Dark wood cabinets go perfectly with the stainless steel appliances and Silestone counters. It’s a balance and contrast with high-end appliances such as a SubZero fridge and a Viking stove. I am in love!

The master bedroom looks to the backyard with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. If you’re a bit shy and you’re thinking of putting in blinds or window treatments, this is not the house for you.

 

The master baths is gorgeous, too, with an angular tub and beautiful double vanities. Check out the shower, too! This is a home for a true lover of the contemporary.

The pool, well, it’s the real eye-catcher. This is not any ordinary concrete hole in the ground, as the lush lawn edges right up to this rectangular oasis. There is an additional courtyard patio in the front of the home that is perfect for entertaining.

Want to get up close and personal? This home is open Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.


Update 1/20/12: Save $5 bucks on your ticket courtesy of Classic Urban Homes. Enter the following promo code: “CLASSICURBANHOMES” (no quotes) at the checkout. Then stop by the CUH house on tour at 8627 Midway!

Briggs Freeman/Sothebys is sponsoring an amazing home tour next weekend, a first-ever modern home extravaganza whamo that will feature 12 contemporary homes which exemplify modern living in Dallas. Having chaired a home house tour a few years back for the Medical Alliance, I am happy this is a self-guided driving tour. (But 12 homes! We went crazy with four!) Drive you will, but still get inside to see everything from floating staircases and glass entryways to gourmet kitchens, and veritable spa baths, frosted off with amazing finish outs.

Many designers have incorporated eco-friendly elements such as recycled materials, rainwater collection systems, and natural ventilation as well. Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event, can be purchased on line here. If you can make the tour, fabulous. If not, I will be posting each and every home here on CD AND both Karen Eubank and I plan to attend and bring you all the dirt! Even better: pre-dirt: I’m going to a Briggs event tonight at the Wyly, Potter Rose Performance Hall, a special pre-Broadway production of GIANT. We are also planning a ticket give-away if we can think of some very crafty Dallas real estate questions… hmmm… stay very tuned.