1327 Bar Harbor Drive
Mid Century Modern Masterpiece
A grand drive up with a sleek and sexy appeal, this 1967 mid-century stunner designed by architect John Thompson has been gracefully transitioned to embrace the admired design of the era. In fact, the authenticity of the home scored it a feature on the 42nd Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Home Tour in 2015. The 3,500-square foot home integrates open spaces and brings the outdoors in. Three large mountain Junipers perfectly perched in front frame the façade of the home and balance the small Zen garden that is artfully tucked behind the perforated brick screen wall. Subtle lighting gently cascades down on the waterfall completely visible from the interior.
The best way to diminish the value of a mid-century home is to diverge from the aesthetics of the era. Thankfully, this one was updated with educated precision. The home boasts a wonderful curb appeal with its bold turquoise period front door and dramatic angles. The entry shows original brick flooring and opens to a tucked in seating salon (which could also be a dining area) carefully lit with a sputnik chandelier. The living room’s vaulted ceiling, elongated brick fireplace, and transom windows preserve the mid-century drama of this home. This classic style extends to the gourmet kitchen complete with custom sleek mahogany cabinets and a marble island. Off of the main kitchen, find a clean, white catering kitchen featuring a commercial grade beverage refrigerator, deep stainless-steel sink, and ample storage—ideal for the ultimate entertainer. Visible through the glass doors of the den, the home also showcases a spectacular Zen garden, complete with multiple waterfalls and a mature pecan tree sculptured with Mondo grass for total harmony. To the right, a sunroom looks out onto the Zen yard to add a tranquil, chic spot to meditate.
Off of the entry to the private quarters is a dramatic hallway with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the front rock garden, which is peppered with Japanese maples and harbored by a perforated brick wall. Each of the four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and, notably, the master bath has separate lavatories nicely divided by a marble frameless shower and walk in closets on each side. The spacious master bed additionally features an off-master seating area with an original light fixture that exemplifies the striking geometric style of the mid-century era. Through the double glass doors, wake up and gaze into the grassed backyard decorated with two large urns overflowing with greenery and another beautiful water feature.
Bar Harbor is a winding street of architecturally interesting homes nestled under towering trees and located across from the Oak Cliff Country Club. This hidden gem, tucked away in beautiful Wynnewood Hills, rivals the best mid-century modern homes in Dallas. The home has been cleverly integrated with nature using ample windows and multiple areas of soothing, ambient lighting. 1327 Bar Harbor Drive will curb the carvings of any MCM aficionado.
The current owner installed one 5-ton and one 4-ton Trane HVAC unit in July of 2016. The home has a two-car garage with ample storage that opens to a rear driveway. All notable light fixtures will convey with the property, with exception to the Lalique wall sconce in the entry. Additionally, the two oversized urns with foliage will convey.
Square Feet: 3496
Lot: 140 x 104
Home Owners Assn.: NO
School District: Dallas ISD