Midcentury Ranch in University Terrace is a Time Warp!


7319 Bennington Front

Let’s do the Time Warp again, folks! This time, we are headed over to the University Terrace neighborhood that is sandwiched between the Blue Line DART Rail tracks and Northwest Highway. This lovely enclave of 1950s traditionals has seen a lot of flips and updates lately, thanks to the upwardly mobile population looking to move into the Lakewood Elementary attendance area.

This house, though, with its mature trees and adorable shutters, has remained largely untouched!


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.


Thursday Three Hundred: Midcentury Modern in Merriman Park Has Fabulous Details


Ed Murchison has established himself as the go-to Dallas Realtor for midcentury modern properties. He’s marketed and sold some amazing homes that are not only gorgeous, but some are like walking on a Mad Men set — completely preserved in their shag carpet and glitter Formica splendor.

If you’ve wanted to own a midcentury modern home, but have missed all your chances, then you might be able to snatch up this amazing home in East Dallas’ Merriman Park — a fantastic family neighborhood. This home was just featured on Retro Renovation as one of their “time capsules,” and we can see why. Many original details of this lovely home have been preserved, but it’s not without some modern touches.


618 Tiffany Front

I’m not sure exactly what date range qualifies a property to be a “Midcentury Modern,” but we’ll let in 618 Tiffany Trail in Richardson regardless because, come on, this home is amazing!

618 Tiffany Dining

Marketed by Ed Murchison, this modern stunner in Richardson is on the market for just $225,000! Built in 1977, this home is after the “Mad Men” era but still features details such as clerestory windows, open floor plans, huge stone columns and fireplace, and soaring ceilings. There are tons of skylights, which makes this home feel light and airy even though you can’t spot a single window from the front of the house.

618 Tiffany Living


The only real gripe I have on this home is the carpet. It looks a little dingy in some spots. I would think that the next owner would do well to put in some hardwood floors that would really show off a modern carpet. Still, even with taking that renovation into account, this home is very affordable for what you get: four bedrooms, three baths, 2,600 square feet, a great pool, and Richardson ISD schools.

618 Tiffany Kitchen

The kitchen is modern and spare, and has an a great little breakfast nook that has views of the pool (more on that, later.) I do like that the cabinets appear to have been updated with oversized drawers. There are stainless steel appliances, too. It’s roomy without feeling overly large, and blends seamlessly with the rest of the home. I see the current owner put in laminate flooring in the kitchen/breakfast area, but I really wish they’d put it throughout the living areas, too. Carpet isn’t as popular as it used to be, and buyers are looking for low-maintenance floors that won’t have to be shampooed every year.

618 Tiffany Master

What really makes this home a Midcentury Modern despite it’s age is all of the amazing atomic-era and modern furniture throughout the house. Everything is woodgrain with clean lines and spindle legs. Gorgeous.

618 Tiffany master Bath

The master bath is just so cool, with the soaking tub in the center of the room, unanchored by a wall. It sits directly under a skylight, which gives plenty of light without letting neighbors peek in. Genius!

618 Tiffany Backyard

There’s a pool in the backyard that is great for summer entertaining, too. I love the the covered porch that leads to the pool, which will be great for grilling. There’s another porch just off the master bedroom, which has a courtyard-type feel. It’s a great spot for a small bistro table and chairs or maybe even a lounge.

What do you think of this home?

Tuesday Two Hundred: Ah, It’s Tax Day. Let’s Try $155,000 With a Pool…

I know how poor you are feeling right about now. Have you sent in your check to Uncle Sam? Maybe you are reading this on your phone or ipad while waiting in line at the Post Office, where I was yesterday. (I wonder what happens when you bounce a check to the IRS… ) Well, I am feeling poor today, so I scoured for a home where I can move once they clear our bank account and I found this at 2005 St. Francis off Ferguson. (An Ed Murchison listing, who I sometimes refer to as Ed Cook!)  Hot damn, this home is adorable and even has a pool. Plus, you are going to eat up (as well as in) that aqua kitchen. Modern architectural design elements like vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, clerestory windows, hardwood floors and open layout. You get a little over 1400 square feet, three bedrooms and one and a half bath squeezed in, a carport. (Recall our discussions of carports in mid-century?) Then there’s the almost one quarter acre fenced backyard, covered patio (I am not a fan of the metal covering but hey, I’m too poor to fuss — beggars need not be choosers) and refreshing pool. (How much is chlorine? Can I deduct it?) Another plus: great location across from a park, where you can hide when they deliver those registered receipt letters,  and it is close to White Rock Lake. I’m not going to lie, this house needs some work but then, today, so do my finances…