The Mid-Century Modern Newsletter
DFW Real Estate and the Effects of COVID-19
What a different world we live in today. Who would have thought most of us would be working from home, wearing masks in public, and hoarding toilet paper and disinfectants? Welcome to 2020 and our new reality.

So what does all of this virus stuff mean for DFW real estate? I'm seeing less showings on listings, but believe it or not people are still buying homes. Agents have gotten creative to try an minimize exposure for buyers and sellers. We're using facetime, zoom, videos, and 3d virtual tours.

Yes sales have slowed, but I'm hopeful it's more of a temporary slowdown than a long term shift. According to this article - D-FW’s Home Market Ranked Among Least at Risk From COVID-19 by the Dallas Morning News, Dallas and Fort Worth markets are least likely to see a major housing market shakeout from the pandemic. "Housing markets that will be most negatively affected by the COVID-19 infections and resulting economic recession are mostly in the Northeast and Florida, according to a new report by analysts at Attom Data Solutions."

Unlike 2008, we don't really have a real estate problem. People need to buy and sell houses. Most experts are predicting that when the pandemic is under control the housing market will take off with a roar unlike any we've seen in the last couple of years. Interest rates at all time lows, more reasonable sellers, and pent up demand will likely fuel this fire.

I for one am ready to drop this isolation game and get back to business! I hope I see you out there!

The Liljestrand House and the Beauty of Restraint
This last December, BUILD traveled to Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island and home to the state’s busy capitol of Honolulu. The visit gave us a chance to visit with architect and Yale professor,   Dean Sakamoto , who has become the leading expert on the work of Honolulu-based architect   Vladimir Ossipoff   (1907–1998). Over the years, we’ve become admirers of Ossipoff’s work and we were anxious to see the projects in person and learn more about this mysterious Russian born, Japanese raised, Berekely educated, and Hawaiian based master architect...

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Refreshed Mid-Century Asks $699k in Houston
Lovers of midcentury modern style know that it’s rare to find a   time capsule home   packed with original features. More often than not, renovations over the decades impart a bit of ’70s flair or early 2010s farmhouse into the mix, for better or for worse.
That’s what happened with   this four-bedroom, three-bath home   in Houston, Texas. Originally designed and constructed in 1958 by W.L. Killgore, Jr., the home was lauded in 1960 magazines and featured in the Parade of Homes for its indoor-outdoor fish pool, cathedral-like ceilings, and expansive windows.

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Homes For Sale
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Northwood Hills MCM
Designed by Dixon-Furlow, this classic yet tastefully updated mid-century modern sits on a quiet corner lot in Northwood Terrace. The open floor plan and large living room are perfect for entertaining with a kitchen that features marble counter tops, a built-in Subzero refrigerator, 60 inch Wolf range, two wine coolers and designer Ann Sacks tile. A wall of windows in the game room overlooks a heated pebble tech pool and lush backyard by Bonick Landscaping. The large master suite includes access to a private exterior space, an over-sized closet, and a huge well-appointed bathroom. Homes like this are a rare find. Do not miss this one!

3 bedrooms, 2.1 bathrooms

List Price: $799,000
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Listing Courtesy of Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company Realtors
South Dallas MCM - Coming Soon!
Holy Cow! What a house! This split-level MCM sits perfectly nestled into a steep over-sized private lot. It features a huge gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances and open floor plan. Very tasteful updates and a unique layout make this one hard to beat. The backyard is arguably one of the coolest in all of Dallas with it's multi-levels and guitar shaped swimming pool. I am pretty sure the Rat Pack would want to hang out in this backyard if they were in town. You have to see this house!!

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

List Price: $499,000
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Listing Courtesy of Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company Realtors
Oak Cliff Tudor - Coming Soon!
Cute as a button! This updated Tudor offers stylish updates while keeping its original charm. Hardwood and stone flooring throughout with a crisp clean color palette. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a commercial grade gas range. Now is your chance to call Kessler Plaza home.

2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms

List Price: $299,000
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Listing Courtesy of Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company Realtors
Lake Highlands MCM - Coming Soon!
Gorgeous Mid Century Modern home, thoughtfully restored and expanded. Home has been on the Lake Highlands Home Tour, won architectural awards and been featured in numerous print ads. Spacious open floorpan with 3 bedrooms down and 2 bedrooms up plus an incredible light filled playroom. Backyard paradise with pool, covered outdoor kitchen, artificial turf, outdoor shower, and plenty of play space. Unique designer touches and top of the line finishes make this a must see in desired White Rock Valley.

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

List Price: $1,120,000
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Listing Courtesy of Lauren Kinney and Britt Rhodes of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty
Cedar Creek Lake MCM - Sold for a record Price!
Renovated in 2015 by its award-winning architect-owner, this pad has it all. Floor to ceiling glass floods the home with natural light while providing uninterrupted views of the lake. Designer and custom lighting, terrazzo countertops, hardwood floors, custom banquet seating, an outdoor heated shower, and an indoor working pizza grill make this truly a one of a kind property.

Grab your shades and book an appointment to see this amazing home featured in D Magazine before it’s too late. You could be the new owner of the Roundhouse... and the envy of all of your friends and family.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

List Price: $519,000
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Listing Courtesy of Brandon Stewart of David Griffin & Company Realtors
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