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Dallas on the Market — An Architect’s Home Restored to Its Original Mid-Century Glory

A Notable Property For Under $1 Million

BY // 05.03.24

I’ll be honest. When I read in a Dallas real estate listing’s “Property History” that a home was purchased last year for less than half the price, I give it a big ol’ brow raise and move on. Still, I couldn’t help but peruse a few slideshow photos for 11737 Rogue Way, a newly listed mid-century modern home in East Dallas’ lush Lochwood neighborhood. Then I found myself perusing again. Then I gave it one more perusal for good measure. 

There’s very little at 11737 Rogue Way that screams “flipped home” — apart from some stagey furniture and a trademark lack of refrigerator. The material choices are unique and quite possibly in line with what the home’s builder and original dweller, architect Donald Speck, would have chosen in 1961. The property layout, a unique, lofted arrangement that allows natural light to seep into every corner, certainly feels true to a mid-century modern blueprint with vision. 

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East Dallas Real Estate: Located at 11737 Rogue Way, the 2,226-square-foot home was built in 1961.

Past Dallas projects by Speck have long been fixtures on the White Rock Home Tour. 9729 Van Dyke Road, a lakeside stunner by the University of Texas grad, has been featured in the AIA Guide to Dallas Architecture in 2001. Based on the Google street view of 11737 Rogue Way, which seems to show the mid-century home pre-renovations, Speck’s former residence was certainly in need of a little love. The fact that it got updated low-E windows, a new roof, decks, an HVAC system, appliances from the GE Café series, a French drain, and exterior siding while retaining Speck’s signature ceiling beams ultimately feels like a win. There’s even a touch of terrazzo to cool your soles and satisfy a mod aesthetic.  

11737 Rogue Way is 2,226 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is priced at $996,000. The East Dallas property is listed with Miranda Parker of BK Real Estate. 

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