If you’re of a certain age in Dallas, “behind the pink wall” is a familiar phrase from a bygone era. In the 1960s, it was a marketing phrase that made its way into the local vocabulary and denoted a certain elegant part of town (then considered way, way north). To live behind the pink wall was to have an address with serious social cachet in midcentury Dallas — legend has it Ebby Halliday herself coined the phrase.
The wall today is more beige than pink. It runs on north side of W. Northwest Highway from the Athena to Preston Road and rounds the corner heading north for a jog. As columnist Jon Anderson noted, locals think of it as a shrine.
Our Tuesday Two Hundred is behind the pink wall at 6145 Bandera Ave. #C, located on the second floor of Park Sovereign Condominiums. Inside, it’s a burst of Midcentury Modern style, fun and fabulous, designed in part by James McInroe.
This pied-à-terre has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,509 square feet, built in 1957.
Park Sovereign Condominiums is an intimate 12-unit complex well-maintained by a groundskeeper — it’s safe, secure, lock-and-leave living in a charmed atmosphere.
In this unit, refinished hardwood floors provide warmth to the spacious rooms with clean lines and floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows. A bright, open living and dining area makes for great entertaining, crowned by fleur-de-lis plaster molding.
The kitchen is remodeled, now featuring a pantry, recessed lighting, Caesarstone countertops, original glass-front Geneva St. Charles cabinetry, stainless steel backsplash, and a speckled Marmoleum floor to enhance the Midcentury charm.
The master bedroom is made private with long bunker window and custom matchstick blinds. A dressing area with walk-in closet leads to the sleek and chic subway tile bath with frameless glass door to rain shower and a vanity of Carrera marble and Regency silver. The second bedroom is extra large with sliding glass doors to a private balcony that overlooks the garden and pool. The second bath is finished with lovely tile and designer wallpaper.
This Midcentury Modern condo behind the pink wall is listed by Ashley Akin with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $275,000. Monthly HOA fees are $548 and include electricity, gas, water, trash, sewer, yard, pool, management fees, reserves, and exterior and common area maintenance.