2604 Andrea Front

I almost wept when I saw this listing today. It’s so sad to see beautiful homes fall by the wayside, and this home was once an incredible one, a Cliff May-designed Midcentury Modern ranch.

Today it is a haphazard shell of a house, dirty and dusty, and mostly neglected. But therein lies the opportunity — you can own a Cliff May home for just $129,900.

That’s a deal, folks, but this home needs a lot of work. That’s actually a brutal understatement for this Casa View Oaks home at 2604 Andrea. It’s listed by RE/MAX About Dallas agent Matt Nevitt, who describes the property thusly:

This Cliff May, Mid-Century Modern Ranch, needs to be restored to its former glory! Lots of natural light in this 3 bedroom 2 full bath home. Floor to ceiling windows in the living area with a brick fireplace. Hardwood floors in the living, dining and bedrooms. Has a one car garage but could be converted back to a 2 car.

Are you up to the challenge? I think that Jenni Stolarski should buy this home and make it one of her masterpieces! This could be a cool home for anyone, even a family. It’s close to the recently renovated Harry Stone Recreation Center in an area that is going through a significant amount of gentrification. This is a serious investment home!

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Built in 1955, this home does have a lot of original details, including clerestory windows, hardwoods, and a brick fireplace.  It’s not currently on the registry of Cliff May-designed homes, but its nearby neighbor, 2651 Andrea, is. In fact, this street is a hidden gem of California ranch-style homes. This house is being sold as an estate, so it’s an as-is transaction.

Someone snatch this amazing project up fast and keep us posted on your progress!

San Medina Front

I know I harp a lot about what’s going on in East Dallas, but you just cannot deny that this area has some serious potential, with great growth, excellent prices, and an upward demographic of young professionals and growing families.

San Medina Living

This week’s house is in Casa View Haven at 2245 San Medina. Listed with Rogers Healy and Associates agent Carissa Lair, this incredibly cute three-bedroom, one-bath home is priced to sell at $139,000. The sellers, who are planning to expand their family, are so sad to leave this neighborhood. I can see why — the Casa View Haven Neighborhood Association is the prime reason this area was named one of the best places to buy a home by The Dallas Morning News.

San Medina Dining

I love this little area of Dallas, so much so, in fact, that I moved here! There are wonderful people, great location, good value, and adorable post-war traditional homes. This house at 2245 San Medina is in fantastic shape with gorgeous wood floors and tons of updates. The bathroom, though, is all original. I am not a fan of most 1950s bathroom tile color schemes, but this one, I love! The green/dark green tile is just adorable, and in great shape, too.

San Medina Kitchen

I think the kitchen is cute, too, especially with the breakfast bar added to the island. Sure, the huge refrigerator makes the area seem small, but surely you can scale it down and make this kitchen great for serving up small crowds!

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The backyard is spacious and green, just a real family-friendly oasis from your short commute — about 15 minutes to downtown. And if you want more space to run around, you’re less than a mile from White Rock Lake.

So what do you think, is this a value or what?

San Medina Backyard