Friday Four Hundred: Mid Century Modern Magic on Royal Springs

Published October 7, 2011 by Candy Evans

I love this house — love the authentic mid-century modern, the size (2200 square feet) but more than anything, I LOVE the location: 10614 Royal Springs. And let’s face it, folks, what is the most important thing about real estate? LOCATION!. You can tear down, re-paint, but you can never move the house.

In fact, I am writing a story on real estate auctions and know what? Most homes that are auctioned off are in terrible, God-awful locations! Tells you something. This pup is on over one-third acre, up off Rosser, west of Midway, south of Royal in a divine, tree-rich, family neighborhood with a cool creek flowing behind it. The home was designed by noted architect Thomas Scott Dean in 1957. Great thought and care went into restoring. Two distinct living areas with walls of glass overlook the green spaces and creek. The “so fifties” extended gables wrap around the back and side of the house, creating an extraordinary outdoor living space. The formal living area has multiple sitting areas and a fireplace as part of exposed brick wall. Den is cozy enough and all you need. There are three bedrooms accessed by a single hallway — I must say, Dean maximized spaces brilliantly in this floor plan, in fact, you need to see it if you ever build. Both baths have been updated with stunning glass tile and a nod to the mid century modern cabinetry. Kitchen look authentic but updated, and there is a two car garage. At $419,000, listed with cute Tom Hughes over at Briggs Freeman Sothebys, I’m more than impressed and predict it won’t last.

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— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com