Cliff May Midcentury Modern Needs a Loving, Detail-Oriented Owner to Restore it to its Former Glory

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!

2604 Andrea Living 2604 Andrea Dining 2604 Andrea Bedroom 2604 Andrea Backyard

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!

16 Comment

  • I grew up on Andrea Lane and lived in one of these homes. Very well built!

  • I grew up down the street from this house. It had a very unusual roof, put on by the engineer that owned it.
    The driveway is shared with the neighbor to the west. My home was the same -we could have full court basketball games from garage hoop to garage hoop, since they faced each other. I am biased, but I still miss these houses very much. They are truly unique. I am glad to read that Harry Stone Rec is once again alive. Many memories from that place.

  • That is a lovely house! We would really enjoy a mid-century project. But we’ll have to pass for now. Thanks for the suggestion! The one thing I have learned is, for my sanity, I do renos close to me. Now, if we could find that in Kiestwood…..

  • Jenni Stolarski should buy this home. She would do a wonderful job. Masterpieces like this should be saved.