Susan Griffin has sold numerous contemporary homes in Dallas throughout her real estate career. Two of her latest sales are 7320 Walling Lane, an architecturally significant modern home designed by Howard Meyer protégé Ju-Nel, and 7306 Walling Lane, a “Palm Springs cool” authentic Mid-Century Modern. Both residences feature open floor plans, vaulted ceilings and walls of glass windows and doors that fill the homes with natural light and fuse the outside elements with the interior design. In the 50’s when these homes were built the idea of an open floor plan was innovative. These timeless designs have stood the test of time and have brought families closer together for decades. Both of these homes are in East Dallas and back up to the White Rock Trail North.
7320 Walling Lane has a dramatic floating staircase and vaulted two-story entry. The home has been updated with new ebony hardwoods in all living areas, new bar off the living room, new paint and lighting throughout the home. This three bedrooms, two and a half baths house has a glass den off the living area and a large open loft area on the second floor. The large backyard features a stone patio, water feature and an elevated outdoor deck and spa. The builders, Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson were known for their ability to preserve the natural beauty of the lots that they built on. This mid-century modern is a perfect example of that deft art. The builders were known for preserving even the smallest tree sapling. They named their company, Ju-Nel, after their wives- Julie Rowley and Nelda Wilson. In the 50’s and 60’s they developed their own unique organic style that is very much in demand today. Rowley and Wilson first worked with Howard Meyer on Temple Emanu-El and 3525 Turtle Creek. In 1958 they broke away to form their own company, Ju-Nel. They built around 100 homes in East Dallas.
7306 Walling Lane features a sleek minimal front elevation with a vaulted porte-cochere that hides the openness of the interior floor plan. This two bedroom mid-century modern has walls of large pane windows across the entire back of the home provide dramatic views of the lush terraced back yard and modern pool. An open kitchen with bar counter allows you to cook and entertain with views of the living areas, deck and backyard. Another focal point of the house is the wood burning brick fireplace with floating limestone hearth. A large floating deck located off of the living area creates an indoor/outdoor living space at its best. The pool has a waterfall feature and there is a concrete bar counter off of the pool area. The house was designed so that it is hard to distinguish where the house ends and the outdoors begin and perfectly fuses with the lots natural beauty.