Home » Decade » 1960 » Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dallas, TX

October 26, 2014

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dallas, TX

 

By Eartha Kitsch

This week’s time capsule home is a fun one. It has gone pending since I wrote this post but I really wanted you all to see it anyway! I’m really quite fond of the Asian influences and since the home was built in the sixties, it has more fun touches along the way.

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 9.13.08 PM

This property is located at 6540 Cliffbrook Drive in Dallas, Texas. It has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and is 3,526 square feet. The home was built in 1962 and was listed at $625,000. The listing agent is Mayo Redpath with Virginia Cook Realtors.  From the listing:

Hard to find Mid Century Modern redo – A rare opportunity to restore & preserve an architecturally significant home designed and built by W. Earl Norris Jr.

Terrazzo floors in Entry, Family Room, Kitchen, Breakfast, Utility & hall. Family Room has rock fireplace, vaulted ceilings & is open to the Breakfast Room & Kitchen.  Wall of windows view Asian inspired tiered grounds, diving pool. Cabana has kitchenette & full bath.

Let’s take a look at the home, starting with this beautiful front entrance!

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.38.29 PM

 

Foyer

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.38.46 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.38.38 PM

 

Living Room  & Breakfast Area

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.24 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.42 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.49 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.33 PM

 

Kitchen

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.17 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.57 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.07 PM

 

Dining Room & Formal Living Room (off of Foyer)

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.01 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.39.09 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.38.54 PM

 

Two of the Bedrooms

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.15 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.37 PM

 

Bathrooms

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.23 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.30 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.48 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.41.37 PM

 

Yard and Exterior

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.40.56 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.41.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.41.22 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.41.13 PM

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 8.41.04 PM

I like this home a lot but am especially crazy for the Kitchen and the Bathrooms. Having the swimming pool surrounded by a lovely Asian garden is such a wonderful touch too. I imagine there would be some serious zen going on back there!   What do you like about this home, readers?

I hope that the new owners of the home will treasure it. It’s definitely quite special! To check out more info on the home, go here and once again, here is a link to the listing agent’s page.

Join me next week as we’ll have a special treat. I’m going to introduce you to the couple that bought one of my favorite time capsules ever featured! Hmm…which one will it be? You’ll have to come around next week to see!

Share This Post

7 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Dallas, TX

  1. Sevina Reply

    October 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Amazing home! My favorite parts were the walk up entry, floor to ceiling views of the Japanese garden, and (what appears to be) decorative perforated living/ dining room dividers, though dusting and keeping them clean might prove a frustrating task. I hope the new owners appreciate this style and don’t attempt an ugly remodel. If they do, I suspect the building code inspector will make them replace the floor to ceiling window-doors with something modern. Freshening up the wallpaper and cleaning the fireplace stones are the only changes I would make. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely home!

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    October 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Stunning!

  3. Andrea Reply

    October 27, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Gorgeous!

  4. Pamela H. Reply

    October 30, 2014 at 7:14 am

    The trees and additional landscaping take this home up to the top tier! I noticed the realtor’s listing mentioned an “opportunity” to restore this beauty, but it looks in fantastic condition as is. The price tag is fairly steep, don’t know anything about the neighborhood, etc. The buyer will surely get a wonderful home on a fantastic lot, though. Thanks for letting me fantasize!!

  5. Sevina Reply

    October 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I agree, Pamela. The yard is what sold me completely. The wonderful house was the icing on the cake. Looking at google maps and Zillow, it looks like this house is in an area of gorgeous homes, some mid-century, some newer, all with gorgeous landscaping. It’s price puts it in the mid to low-range of what’s available in the area. I suspect the price was set a bit high to allow some negotiating that will probably happen by people who want to sink money into horrible renovations. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, but sadly those who appreciate the home’s mid-century integrity fall into a very narrow niche market.

  6. julie Reply

    November 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Fabulous for sure! I actually went to the estate sale of the former owner in January. It looks so different with no furniture and rugs. She was the assistant to Stanley Marcus. The house was PACKED! The house, accessories, rugs, furniture, was definitely a time capsule. Nothing seemed to have ever been updated or replaced…..ever! All original finishes except to finish out the garage for more storage.

  7. Beth Reply

    November 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    A real 60’s time capsule. Think about all the ‘groovy’ parties that went on there!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *