This sprawling, 12,000-square-foot estate on the shores of White Rock Lake is straight out of the ‘60s. While nostalgic elements like linoleum floors and gold hardware could use an update, there’s no denying the panache of other old-fashioned aspects: the living room’s massive rock wall and full wood paneling, for example, is breathtaking. The formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows glows from the light of a starburst chandelier. A rec space with soaring ceilings houses an old-school pool table, while the breakfast nook is tucked away behind a playful, geometric wood screen wall. The abundance of fireplaces adds a touch of coziness to the spacious rooms.
Midcentury pieces staged in the home play off the vintage interior in a way that’s fresh instead of dated, and offers a peek of the house’s true potential. It’s an ideal canvas for a design-loving buyer to pay homage to the estate’s history and craft an old-meets-new vibe.
An unbeatable location, steps from the lake’s shore, provides a gorgeous backdrop for entertaining, and the three-acre lot offers ample green grass, perfect for summer nights and backyard barbecues. Also, tub-lovers, rejoice: the best unobstructed views of the water might be in the Old Hollywood-inspired bathroom, which boasts a vintage pink ceramic tub in front of huge windows.