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RHAPSODY HOUSE
This sophisticated mid-century modern midway hills home, designed by noted architect Thomas Scott Dean, and built by Gordon Nichols, is truly a one of a kind masterpiece.

Constructed, circa 1955, this home incorporates many new and revolutionary concepts in dallas home constructions. The three bedroom/two bath stone, brick and glass home was the first concrete rigid frame contuction to be built in dallas. This type of construction offered tremendous stability as well as ease of construction. It provided a wood free exterior that was virtually fireproof, rot proof, and waterproof.

The low slung, sloping roof line is supported by nine rigid, arched frames of reinforced concrete. The arched infrastructure is quickly evident on both the exterior and the interior of the house. They add an aura of uniqueness, strength, and enduring beauty to this mid-century masterpiece.

The home has been meticulously cared for by its current owners for the past thirty years. As a result, it has maintained its original grace and style rarely seen in homes of this age.

The home is situated on an oversized corner lot 103x171 and is adjacent to maintained greenbelt. The home is surrounded by towering oaks, japanese maples, and an abundance of annual and perennial color... there are literally views of nature from every window...

The entire home has the original and beautifully maintained white terrazzo floors. The custom hardwood cabinetry and vertical wood screens throughout the home, create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The front entry showcases a surround of textured glass and refinement.

The formal living room is large enough to provide two separate and distinct living areas. The master living room is highlighted with the original brick fireplace and an enclosed garden and patio. Both the garden and the patio are surrounded by a brick, basket weave privacy wall reminiscent of the 1950's.

Glass transoms throughout the home highlight the sloping roofline. A "floating Closet" with vertical wood screening defines and separates the living room and formal dining room.

The generously sized kitchen reflects all of the character and ambience of the 1950's yet it still boasts stainless steel appliances, an under mount stainless sink, and granite countertops. A two sided and opened breakfront serves as both a pass through and divider between the kitchen and the dining room.

The three bedrooms are generously sized. They have ample closet space yet they are still flooded with light from both transom and glass panel windows.

Both bathrooms are in pristine condition and perfectly reflect the colors and styles of the era. The master bath has a double sinks with marble countertops as well as a separate dressing vanity with marble top.

The large backyard is fenced, well shaded, and beautifully landscaped. The grounds are fully sprinklered and the home has a security system. A gated driveway leads to the two car rear entry carport. There is direct access to the home from the carport through the generously sized laundry room.

This home is truly a one of a kind tribute to the uniqueness of mid-century architecture

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