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

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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!


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Scott Johnson says

    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.

  2. Jenni Stolarski says

    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…..

  3. Dijea says

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

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