Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pedigreed midcentury modern home has this boho gal swooning

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Now that's a foyer that shouts entre!

This 2,500-square-foot midcentury modern home, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice David Webster George and built in 1969, sits in the prestigious University Hills community of the Dallas, TX, suburb of Irving and has set my heart a-thumpin'.

As luck would have it, it's on the market for a mere $367,500, which seems like a steal for a piece of history, not to mention ART. But that opinion comes from a mid-mod boho-lover with no plans to relocate to the Lone Star state and nowhere near that amount available to shell out if she did.

But you can't blame a gal for dreaming.


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The exterior features a butterfly roof and a unique notched entrance. Let’s get a closer look at that...


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Too cool, right? Until you need replacement doors custom-made, anyway. The natural stone steps make a great approach, too, but I would have difficulty maneuvering them.


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But seeing this every time I opened those front doors might make the struggle worthwhile. Note how the center cutout emulates the roofline and the notched doors. Remember that shape because you're going to see it a few more times.

I love how the profliration of cutouts allow for transfer of light throughout the house. And I’m eyeing that bullet planter. Do you think the current owners would leave it?


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Here’s a foyer view back toward those unique front doors, where there is an overhead window that matches the cutout opposite. Stunning!

I also spy another bullet planter. It’s so unfair that some folks have two, don’t you think?


The living room lies to one side of the foyer


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This view shows off the atrium-style foyer roof responsible for all that glorious light.


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I love how the current owners have decorated too. I’d be A-OK with them just throwing in all their mid-mod furnishings.


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This absolutely takes my boho breath away!


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The living room even boasts a game area close to the TV and right in front of one of the many notched windows throughout.


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There’s also a study with a built-in desk, drawers and tons of shelf space.


On the other side of the atrium-foyer...


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It's a spacious kitchen, although I admit I’m a bit disappointed in the cabinets. I was hoping for teak or walnut with flush-front, full-cover doors.


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But it’s still a terrific space—bright, functional, and full of storage and built-in display units. These owners have quite a collection of retro furnishings and accessories, don’t they?

On the right you catch a peek of one of the several outdoor spaces, accessible from here, but we’ll come back to it later. On the left you catch a peek of the dining room, and that’s where we’re headed next.


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Everywhere you wander in this home is a gorgeous peaked roof and notched windows for watching the outdoors unfold. I wondered how you might dress windows like these, and you can see here the custom-fitted interior shutters which fold to each side.


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All the period dining room furniture is to-die-for, but that credenza is a stunner. And the table. And the chairs. And the overhead light. Can you tell I'm bowled over?


Onto the private spaces at the back of the house


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Is that the coolest midcentury bed you’ve ever seen or what? And catch that midmod phone on it's left extension.


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Get a load at all that closet space, as well as another notched window—this one overlooking a patio.


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The en suite bathroom includes a niche, which can be used as a dressing table or small desk area. There's another full bath, which I didn't include because it looks pretty much like this one. Admittedly, the cabinets in these areas could use some upgrading.


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Another bedroom with another notched window, GOBS of closet space and great built-ins.


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The window in this bedroom is the same shape as the others but of squattier dimensions. I love the sconces in the window niche.


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The fourth bedroom is set up as an additional home office area (we have two of those in the Lawson household, too), but has plenty of space for traditional use.

You see here what the custom shutters look like closed. I think it’s interesting that they’re angled like the front doors and allow for privacy while maintaining the original window shape at the top, uncovered, area.


Take in the great outdoors of this midcentury modern gem


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This is the patio space you saw outside the kitchen, and there’s a sitting area beyond it.


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All of which leads around to the back of the house and another patio. This is the area you saw out the master bedroom window. The terraced backyard adds to the privacy of outdoor spaces.


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Overall, I think the landscaping is stunning, but those lollipop trees on either side of the entrance are a bit overgrown and unnaturally shaped. I think if I were buying I’d have them removed and plant some low-growing Japanese maples with a wide-set, weeping habit. But that's me.


If you want more…

  • Continue your tour at Coldwell Banker Homes, see a list of amenities, and view the 360-degree video of the neighborhood. If you put in an offer, let me know if the current owners will let those bullet planters go with the sale, K?
  • Read more about the home’s history on Apartment Therapy.
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