Spanish-Style Mansion on W. Colorado Hits Auction Block July 7

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Word comes from The Advocate that the Spanish-style mansion at 1704 W. Colorado Blvd. will be auctioned on the steps of the George Allen Courts building on Commerce St. July 7. The home, which has raised the hackles of neighbors after hosting weddings on the grounds. Still, we are absolutely saddened by the thought of anyone losing their precious home. We attempted to contact the homeowner, but the only phone number listed for the property has been disconnected.

This isn’t any ordinary home, though. Named one of the “Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” by D Magazine and featured on the Dallas Open Days Garden Conservancy Tour, this Kessler Park home has some stand-out features, including a 4,000-square-foot main home and accompanying structures, expansive gardens, and tremendous views of the nearby Stevens Park Golf Course and Coombs Creek.

Bidding starts at $500,000, according to the listing for the property, however, Dallas Central Appraisal District has it on the rolls for $939,880. How much do you think it will sell for?

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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. mmCandy Evans says

    My heart is breaking! I am looking for it in MLS and have a few calls out to agents who know the area. Curious as to why they didn’t even try to sell it .Anyone know what the dirt is???

  2. Maria Guzman says

    You won’t find it in MLS because it’s going to Courthouse steps auction, occupied and all. Guess the new owner will have to deal with the occupants then. Per public records there were some loans taken out that included property tax loans, owner may have defaulted on the property tax loan as well. Gosh, this is a gorgeous home! You are right, they could have just tried to sell it. :/

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