City Editor Kate, here. I am a sucker for the modernist designs of the mid-20th century. Give me all the clean lines, thin metal windows, and teak accents.
In case you’re less of an architecture aficionado and more of a nosy Zillow scroller — It’s ok, we all are — mid-century modern grew out of a desire to simplify the ornate elements of pre-World War architecture. Stemming from the Bauhaus movement, modernism includes many micro-styles, but mid-century was heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Think: open floor plans, wood paneling, built-ins, and indoor-outdoor living.
Keep reading for 10 retro homes that will never go out of style. Note: These homes are on the market as of Friday, July 28.
1504 Smilax Ave., Oakhurst | 4 BD, 4 BA | $689,000
Completed in 1949, the 4,000-sqft home features a central brick and wooden fireplace along with original built-ins. Plus, the house has a secret escape route from the basement.
3720 Autumn Dr., Westcliff | 6 BD, 5 BA | $4.2 million
Known as the Brachman house, this home was constructed in 1957 by local architect Larry Morton Gernsbacher, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West school. The open-plan house features deep roof overhangs, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sand-colored stacked stone.
2921 Ryan Ave., Ryan Place | 3 BD, 2 BA | $535,000
Built in 1950, the bungalow has an oversized front porch and a wall of windows that looks out over the shaded back deck.
7812 Skylake Dr., Eagle Mountain Lake | 4 BD, 4 BA | $1.25 million
An interior balcony runs the length of the living space in the lakeside home. Plus, the waterfront property has a new boat dock.
5421 Benbridge Dr., Northcrest | 4 BD, 4 BA | $995,999
Just blocks from Camp Bowie Boulevard, the 1977 brick home features a gabled front entrance with large square columns and a teak-colored fireplace wall.
5719 Pershing Ave., Arlington Heights | 3 BD, 3 BA | $499,900
This mid-century modern-style townhome features original wood floors, a private balcony, and a glass sunroom just steps away from bustling Camp Bowie Blvd.
60 Springs Rd., Westover Hills | 4 BD, 4 BA | $3.1 million
The sprawling stucco house was completed in 1951 and is arranged around a linear living room with a wall of windows that looks out to a manicured lawn. The split-level home also has a fully updated kitchen.
2004 Taxco Rd., Ridgmar | 4 BD, 2.5 BA | $583,000
The 1961 split-level house has been renovated from top to bottom and features a new kitchen with white shaker cabinets, large living room, and massive back yard.
4516 Geddes Ave., Arlington Heights | 3 BD, 2 BA | $448,200
The updated home was built in 1968 with a split-roof, detached garage, a two-toned facade + features an updated kitchen.
1616 Wilson Rd., Meadowbrook | 3 BD, 2 BA | $319,000
Located one block away from the Meadowbrook Golf Course, the 1966 home features a massive brick fireplace and shaded side porch.