images courtesy of Laura McDonald, designer at Bungalo

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Hot Property: A ’70s Ranch-Style Home Gets a Groovy Makeover

A Dallas designer breathed new life into the midcentury home.

Midcentury has been all the rage on the Dallas market for a few years now, and with a plethora of ranch-style homes available, there’s plenty of opportunity to transform your own “Brady Bunch” home into a stunner.

That was the plan for Laura McDonald, a designer with Bungalo, an online real estate platform for freshly renovated homes. “When we found this house, with its captivating midcentury elements and vast two-story great room, we immediately connected with its architectural details and recognized its dream home potential,” she says of 6415 Covecreek Place, now listed on Bungalo’s site for a cool $719,000.

The 3,380-square-foot home features four bedrooms and four baths, and is located just north of Interstate 635. Despite a dark brown, outdated facade and an eroding roof, McDonald knew she could restore the home to its former glory with a few updates. “On both the inside and outside, the structure of the home was simple and had a clear message,” she says. “Symmetry and simplicity guided the design plan.”

In the living room, McDonald and her team restored the statement double-sided fireplace, the wall of windows, original wood cladding, and the sunken living room. “The connection to the outdoors and abundance of natural light are what make this room so warm and inviting,” she says.

The kitchen, before and after.

Then, in the kitchen, the team added clean lines with flat-panel doors and minimal hardware, accented by warm wood tones and veined quartz countertops. In the home’s more private spaces, a new sitting area overlooking the private yard added a moment of serenity to the master bedroom. And, a full remodel of the his-and-hers master bath meant adding a walk-in rain shower and freestanding tub.

Throughout the interior, the team focused on the home’s high ceilings and added touches of nature to make it feel cozy. With a fresh coat of white paint and a brand new roof, the exterior was also ready to go. “We put a lot of thought into this renovation,” McDonald says of the 1979 property. “Covecreek represents our love of designing beautiful, simple, and stylish homes that are durable and attainable.”

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