Check out this perfect MCM pocket of homes in Lake Highlands


This week’s High Caliber Home, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, takes us to an incredible pocket of mid-century modern homes in Lake Highlands. Located near Northwest Highway and Plano Road, this Lakeland Hills MCM home development was a showcase of contemporary custom design in Dallas in the 1950s.

“Homes for the discerning, all contemporary in design,” the Longhorn Construction Company announced its addition of more than 1,000 homes to Lakeland Hills in northeast Dallas.

“Each design is an avant-garde expression, using line, form, texture, color and space.”

Indeed, this block of Rolling Rock Lane features a row of space-age MCMs that really define the high-end design. Long, sloping rooflines, low covered patios, and walls of windows aesthetically tie together this row of Lakeland Hills homes that have often been featured on the White Rock Tour of Homes.

Some seventy years later, the listing agent Brandon Stewart of David Griffin and company estate agents says this MCM home has stood the test of time and design.

“Good architecture is a series of experiences defined by space, not by nostalgic finishes. This house nails that,” Stewart says. “For example, the entrance sequence is dramatic, yet slowly revealing. As you approach the front door, you discover a beautiful outdoor gathering space under a live oak tree and protected from the street by a protective partition over measure.

Stewart says the home has been updated over the past twelve years by its designer owners, Robert and Debra Milam. Robert is the founder of ModestWorks, a boutique design studio in Cedar Springs.

“It’s an exceptional example of how to update a mid-century modern home,” he says of the 1,733-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on a nearly 2-acre lot. a quarter of an acre.

Stewart, who has a background in architecture, says this home strikes the perfect balance between MCM’s original soul and modern, updated finishes: “I know a lot of purists think it’s design blasphemy, but I respectfully disagree. I love an all-original MCM as much as the next guy, but not everyone wants to live in a time capsule.

The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, but the owners kept a subtle nod to the past with the original cooktop and hood, says Stewart.

The home features custom lighting by George Nelson, David Trubridge and Moooi, as well as a stunning custom designed gas fireplace.

True to mid-century modern form, rows of windows help bring the outdoors in.

The interior public spaces are well defined with both natural light and framed views to the exterior,” explains Stewart. “The finished palette is subtle and neutral while still having a sense of control and refinement.”

The park-like backyard sits under a mature live oak tree and is the perfect space for entertaining around the fire pit. Isn’t that the most beautiful oak tree you’ve seen?

“Homes of this caliber are hard to find,” Stewart said.

And while we should tell you it’s under active option contract, it’s not on hold yet, and if you can’t find this one, at least we’ve introduced you to your new favorite Lake Highlands neighborhood. .

Brandon Stewart of David Griffin and Company Realtors has listed 8712 Rolling Rock Lane for $565,000.


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