Almost Original Midcentury Modern in Merriman Park is Ripe For Your Remodeling Dreams

Posted by Brandon Stewart on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 8:24am.

Source: Candy's Dirt


OK, I know it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but trust me — this home is pure, unfiltered potential. It has every single detail that midcentury modern lovers just swoon over: low-slung roofs, clerestory windows, built-ins, open space, and cool vintage tile.

However, there have been a few updates that are clear misses. The windows would look so much better without mullions, the wallpaper in the master bath has to go, and I’m praying that all the carpet in this home is just a fine layer of ugly over beautiful hardwood floors.

Can you seen the potential? Then you probably know why this Merriman Park midcentury modern is the perfect pick for this week’s High Caliber Home sponsored by Caliber Home Loans. If you want to put in a bid (this home is under option, but anything can happen between now and closing!) call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans so you can sail through pre-approval prepared to put in your highest and best offer.

Jump for more photos of this diamond in the rough!










Mid-mod expert Brandon Stewart at David Griffin & Company Realtors has this listing, which is in a fabulous location that is close to the Park Cities, inside a good elementary school attendance zone, close to White Rock Lake, and less than a mile from the White Rock DART station should you need to commute downtown. There are three bedrooms, two full baths, two living areas, and a kitchen with a few updates. Stewart had 7005 Freemont St. listed at $350,000, so it’s no wonder that it went under option in just 12 days on the market.




Consider opening up the wall between the dining room and the kitchen for more continuity, perhaps even doing away with the wall between the den and the formals altogether and putting in an eat-in breakfast bar. So many possibilities!

“This corner lot home features original mosaic tile bathrooms, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, a central courtyard-based floor plan and a lush private garden for relaxing,” Stewart said. I do love the layouts and all of the windows, and those ceilings are amazing. And seriously, y’all, don’t touch that tile in the bathrooms. It’s just too perfect!





The bedrooms are a touch small, but you can get creative with the finishes and floor plan. However, those exposed beams are just the right focal point to play with in your design. What do you think of this home?






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