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!

Always Wanted a Peek Inside 5310 Wateka? Tour This Greenway Parks Gem Tomorrow

Cliff May-designed 5310 Wateka, at Wateka and Inwood, will be open for onlookers tomorrow.

Preservation Dallas has done it again. Listen up, all of you Mid-Century Modernophiles: Cliff May’s award-winning 1948 Pace Setter House design is on display tomorrow.

May, who was a bastion of modern design, sketched up this Greenway Parks abode that was custom built and owned by all of one person, which is almost as amazing as the home itself.

The open plan and natural light is characteristic of Cliff May's take on modern design.

Much of its distinctive mid-century character is still intact.  “Although the house is need of updates and repair, it retains a coveted, characteristic Cliff May aesthetic — an open floor plan and plentiful outdoor living spaces to connect the interior with nature,” says the notice from Preservation Dallas.

Markeeta McNatt Brown, whose parents built the home at 5310 Wateka, will be on hand tomorrow for the tour, which is at 10:30 a.m, as will Maribeth Missineo Peters, a Preservation Dallas board member who will discuss Greenway Parks — a notable Dallas neighborhood planned by Texas architect David Williams.

Admission is free for Preservation Dallas members, and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Lisa Kays at 214-821-3290.