Many homes identify as midcentury modern, but the house at 2005 Saint Francis Ave. takes its descriptor very seriously. Vintage touches run throughout, with clever contemporary updates snuck in here and there to add functionality without losing that mod overall feel.
Listed for $239,500 by Dan and Max Dunham — the Dunham Team — of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom abode might be on the small side (1,429 square feet), but its thoughtful design makes it feel larger.
Enter through the seafoam green front door, and there's immediately a matching divider that feels more art than architecture. Clerestory windows flood several of the rooms with light while maintaining privacy. Hardwoods throughout and vaulted ceilings help give the illusion of more space.
The kitchen, a near time capsule, boasts the original 1950s cabinets painted that same green color. But the important stuff — the appliances — are modern stainless steel.
All three bedrooms are large, which helps make up for the smaller full bathroom. It's tiled in original sunshine yellow and black, but the current owners have embraced the look by adding crisp white and gray accents.
Although the interior may lack in square footage, the backyard more than makes up for it. A massive in-ground pool is hidden around a corner with a covered patio more than suited for dining, imbibing, and general merrymaking.
There is another patio directly outside the wall of windows off the living room, providing a quieter space in which to enjoy coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.
This home's location is also a draw, as it's close to both White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. This one's already under contract, but keep an eye on the area for other gems that blend past and present as effectively as this one does.