Originally owned by the assistant to Neiman-Marcus heir
Yowza, another stunning time capsule house: This 1962 Dallas, Texas mid century modern home, listed for sale by Realtor Sandra Melmed, features stunning Asian-influenced decor throughout, most all of it in untouched original condition. The house has an interesting provenance. The original owner was longtime executive assistant to Neiman Marcus chairman and family heir Stanley Marcus, and it’s clear she had fabulous taste.
We actually recall sharing the link to the estate sale for this house on our Facebook page — it was quite something to see all the designer decor, not to mention the fantastic clothes and shoes. Thanks to reader Suzanna for this wonderful tip! And, thanks to the talented photographers from Shoot2Sell Photography and to Melmed for helping obtain permission, we can all take a peek inside this gorgeous property — 24 photos!
- Price: $575,000
- Year Built: 1962
- Square footage: 3,526
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
MID CENTURY MODERN VIRGIN REDO. RARE OPPORTUNITY TO RESTORE-PRESERVE ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT HOME OF STANLEY MARCUS EXEC. ASSISTANT * HALF ACRE PLUS * NORTHWOOD HILLS ESTATES * ONE OWNER * EARL NORRIS DESIGNER-BLDR * GREAT ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS * TERRAZZO FLOORS * MARBLE BTHRM COUNTERS * ROCK FP * ORIG.TEMP CONTROLLED WINE CLOSET * WALLS OF WINDOWS VIEW SPECTACULAR ASIAN INSPIRED GROUNDS * POOL & CABANA. DONT MISS IT!
In one of the bathrooms, stylish grass cloth wallpaper adorns all of the walls, providing a neutral, earthy backdrop to the stunning black bathroom vanity with what looks like a repeated gold leaf scene across the front. The light fixture — set opposite of the sink — is just as timeless today as it must have been in 1962 when the home was built.
The kitchen and dining area are filled with light and color. The warm wood cabinets with Asian style pulls help bring the elements of the outdoors inside, while the bright orange countertops and simple black appliances keep the space looking modern. The way the kitchen layout zig zags evokes a river or garden path type feeling and leads to a wall of windows showcasing the home’s beautiful, established and well maintained exterior landscaping.
There is even an amoeba shaped pool with its own mid century pagoda style pool house. Don’t we all wish this was the view in our own back yard?
We also learned that according to a 1968 cover story about the house in Texas Metro magazine (which now appears to be defunct), installation of all this landscaping was an epic endeavor. The landscaping — added by the owners — included bringing 90 tons of Brazos River boulders and 30 tons of Granbury stone boulders onto the site. The front entrance steps were built from “Granbury stones placed on bois d’arc trunks” and there is a circulating waterfall, too.
- Here’s the official listing for this Dallas time capsule house.
- Mega thanks again to Realtor Sandra Melmed for allowing us to feature this listing and sending her additional photos of the home, garden and pool house.
- And thanks to the great team at Shoot2Sell Photography for giving us permission to feature their exceptional photos of the property.
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