East Texas Mid-Century Modern (2 Owners)

  • $635,000
1919 McDonald Rd. Tyler, TX 75701
For Sale

East Texas Mid-Century Modern (2 Owners)

1919 McDonald Rd. Tyler, TX 75701
  • $635,000


Rare two owner mid-mod gem built in 1964 by Tyler architect-owner Robert Y. Brown.

(Excerpt Taken from the 2021 Historic Tyler Home Tour Bio)
Mid-Century Modern – 1964
“Distinctly noticeable, this Mid-Century Modern House arrived on the scene in 1964. Several years ago, the owners dutifully restored this unique home designed by architect-owner Robert Y. Brown.

With a spacious four thousand square feet, five bedrooms, and three and a half baths, this is a home where friends and family can gather comfortably. Each room has an accompanying outdoor space, marrying the house’s interior with open-air, in true mid-century style. Robert, his wife Maymerle, and their family did just that, preferring a busy household. The current owners consider themselves stewards of the house and continue this tradition to this very day.

The Browns made many updates to the property throughout the decades. They extended the hallway to provide a courtyard for bird watching and added the playroom and two bedrooms for their sons in 1974. The heated pool added in 1984 provided a much-enjoyed sanity-saving respite for the current family during the quarantine and snowstorms this year!

The current owners adopted what they termed a beautifully well-maintained home and were determined to preserve the spirit of Robert Brown’s design. Armed with original architectural renderings, drawings, and blueprints, they set about updating Central Air, plumbing, and other mechanicals to ready the home for the next sixty years. They made design choices with the Browns in mind, preserving style and historical substance while still transforming the spaces to make it their own.

What began with a chance encounter while Maymerle was preparing for an estate sale, the previous and current homeowners had the opportunity to sit down and pass the torch. Today, 1919 McDonald is alive with history, and the original intention for this stunning home has been well-preserved.”

Complete Renovation in 2017 Includes:

-New cork flooring throughout
-New Roofs (Asphalt Shingle & TPO)
-Attic Spray-In Insulation
-Whole House Water Filtration System
-Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System
-Tankless Water Heaters
-New HVAC with programmable smart thermostats
-All New Plumbing
-New Electrical & Panels
-On Suite Primary including outdoor soaking tub and large Walk-In Closet
-In ceiling sound in: kitchen, dining, primary walk-in closet and bathroom (sonos)
-Chef’s Kitchen with side by side Sub-Zero Refrigerator and Freezer, Thermador Professional Range with 6 burners, griddle and two ovens, 48″ Kallista Prep Sink, custom black walnut waterfall counters, in-counter pop up plugs
-Irrigation Sprinklers
-8′ Privacy Fence
-Automatic Driveway Gate

This home is for sale by owner.


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Mid-Century Modern
Updated on August 20, 2021 at 12:58 pm


  • Address 1919 McDonald Rd. Tyler, TX 75701
  • City Tyler
  • State Texas
  • Zip/Postal Code 75701

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