East Dallas Property Captures 1950s History

11122 Flamingo Lane
11122 Flamingo Lane | Image by Beary Nice Homes

An East Dallas home in a desirable neighborhood is a time capsule of 1950s midcentury modernism that some real estate experts believe is a fad growing increasingly popular with buyers.

The home is located in the Lochwood neighborhood near schools and parks. From the outside, the home doesn’t look noticeably different from the properties nearby. It is undeniably a midcentury design, as evidenced by the clean lines and use of brick. It is listed as a three-bedroom, two-bath property with a two-car garage, though the garage was converted to living space at some point.

Stepping inside the home is what sets this property apart. While many of the nearby homes have seen extensive renovations over the years, this home is frozen in time. Knotty pine paneling graces every wall through the majority of the living space. Even the kitchen has knotty pine cabinets, though they have been painted white. It also appears that the small kitchen has had flooring replaced, but the bright red countertop is still in place.


The bathrooms show off the stunning style of the 1950s. Both are finished in vintage shades of pink, one brighter than the other. Images provided by Christopher Beary of Beary Nice Homes do not show whether the home still has the color-matched tub typical of midcentury modern designs.

The home is currently listed at $425,000 and has been on the market for nearly a month, Dallas Culture Map reported. It is listed as 1,766 square feet on a 7,797-square-foot lot.


Real estate agent Andrea Tucker said unrestored midcentury designs are trending up with buyers for various reasons.

“They commonly have great floor plans with big open spaces, large windows, oak floors, brick or stone fireplaces, and cedar-lined closets,” Tucker said to HeraldNet.

For buyers, the Lochwood neighborhood is considered a “greenbelt” in Dallas.

“It reminds me of the neighborhood I grew up in,” Karen Winn, a neighborhood resident, told D Magazine.

East Dallas Living says the neighborhood is increasingly popular with young families due to the number of schools and the large centrally located park. Many of the homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s. Construction of these homes is also desirable for buyers looking for value.

“This neighborhood presents a diverse array of home styles, with a predominance of charming one-story cottages, ranch-style, and mid-century modern homes,” East Dallas Living wrote. “The architectural charm is enhanced by the common features of hardwood floors and pier-and-beam foundations, which offer a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship of the past.”

The average price of homes in the Lochwood area is in the mid to low $500,000s, according to data compiled by Redfin. Such homes tend to stay on the market for over a month. The neighborhood has seen home prices increase by 8.8% since last year, which is about half of the spike seen in Dallas as a whole, per Redfin.

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