Midcentury Time Capsule
Dream about a pristinely preserved midcentury? This Dallas home is it.
Midcentury purists, take note: There’s a house in East Dallas that appears untouched since it was built in 1959, and it can be yours for $295,000. Located in Lochwood, 10504 Lake Gardens Dr. is 1,533 square feet of retro perfection, from Terrazzo floors and decorative dividers to original pendant light fixtures and knotty wood paneling.
This three-bedroom, two-bath time capsule, listed with with David Collier of David Griffin & Company, has been meticulously maintained — a rare treat for an enthusiast who wants to preserve original features. It is located near Easton and Garland roads on a street with large shade trees and small hills with many other 1950s houses. The lot is 98-by-101, with a large, green lawn and nicely manicured hedges.
Inside is an entryway with original Terrazzo floors and a decorative divider, which adds pattern and visual interest to the home’s entry and offers a glimpse of its incredible throwback appeal.
Immediately to the left is the breakfast area, with an original pendant lamp and breakfast bar, plus more Terrazzo floors and a large window. The kitchen has coral-colored laminate countertops, the original mint-green oven and a gray-and-white checkerboard laminate floor. There are three more original pendant lamps and dark wood paneling that matches the cabinets.
The nearby living area is large and brightly lit, with a brick fireplace that extends into another room divider, which doubles as a planter. The living room also provides access to the outdoors.
The master bedroom has a wall of closets and built-ins, including a vintage built-in television. Take a look at those mint green doors! The only thing in this room that isn’t pristine is the carpet — but, hey, that’s an easy fix. The master has more of that wood paneling too.
The master bathroom has original tile in two colors — peachy pink and baby blue — a walk-in shower, Formica countertops and a unique pegboard-style vanity front. The other two bedrooms share a full bathroom with the same Formica countertops and two-tone color scheme as the master bath.
The backyard has an open patio — fabulous for entertaining all those friends who will be dying to see what stays and what goes in this rarity of a home.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.