Jeff and I go way back and I cost him $1000. I first met him virtually when I was blogging over at D Magazine. Someday I will tell you that story, maybe in the tell-all I hope to publish someday. Meantime, let that little tease whet your appetite for this gorgeous mid-century modern!
This is Jeff’s house and it’s a plum of a mid-century mod, built in 1956. It is located in a neighborhood called Casa Linda Forest – just across the train tracks (literally) from Little Forest Hills, very hidden, very quiet and very social. You can’t work in your front yard because you will spend all your time talking to people out exercising, walking their dogs, etc. You are literally minutes from White Rock Lake and the resurgent Casa Linda Shopping Center, plus the Dallas Arboretum is just down the road. Here’s what you get: 1568 square feet, three bedrooms, two baths, living/dining and a pool in the very pretty backyard.
Clerestory windows allow for natural light in the dining and living areas. Large glass sliding door opens to a covered patio area, while glass French doors lead to a backyard with that swimming pool. That kitchen almost looks like one in a Fairview model home: Viking Wine Cellar and Dacor 6-burner gas range, custom modern cabinets allow for plenty of storage space. We are talking about 8715 Stanwood Drive.
When you look at the absolutely delicious interiors of this home you will do three things: squeal, Pinterist it, and whip out your checkbook. Seriously, this home is priced at $249,500. Yep, that’s it! Is this not the greatest real estate market in the world? And get this: when Jeff bought the house, there was a bidding war at prices way over asking – this right in the middle of what was supposed to be a dead real estate market. He’s hoping for a bit of deja vu.