Best of: Cliff May-designed Midcentury Modern in Casa View Priced Just Over $200K

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It’s the time of year when we look back on our accomplishments and discoveries for 2016. This Tuesday Two Hundred, published Sept. 13, was a favorite of both readers and the author! Enjoy this flashback.   

Cliff May was an midcentury architect known as the father of the California ranch home. These houses were created for the sunny and warm days and nights, with large expanses of glass to minimize the lines between indoors and outdoors. Most rooms in a May-designed home have a wonderful connection between these spaces.

We are lucky in Dallas to have quite a few May homes in East Dallas’ Casa View neighborhood. The Greater Casa View Alliance is spearheading a home tour to show off May homes and bring attention to the significant architecture of the area.

In the neighborhood, we’ve found the newly listed midcentury modern at 2508 Andrea Ln. This is a classic MCM design, with original clerestory windows, a low-slung roofline, open floorplan, and incredible views to the landscaped backyard with custom wrought iron fencing.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,337 square feet, built in 1955. Its list price is a pleasant surprise at just over $200K.

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Casa View was established in the mid-1950s and consists primarily of single-family homes, small shopping venues, locally owned restaurants, parks, churches, and schools. Casa View was recently named one of D Magazine’s rising neighborhoods for its location, affordability, and grassroots community development initiatives.

This home retains all its original, vintage charm, with respectful updates and modern finishes throughout, including subway and mosaic tile, bowl sinks, and custom privacy shades. The living room, dining room, and kitchen flow together as one great space with pristine hardwood floors, walls of windows, and a white Roman brick fireplace.

The kitchen is modern and updated in a way that works well with the home. It offers white, flat-front cabinets, contemporary hardware, lots of storage, a large island, and white appliances.

The backyard is carefully designed to reflect the midcentury aesthetic of the home, with grassy green space, concrete pavers, mature trees, and new landscaping. There’s also a detached one-car garage.

This Casa View home was listed Sept. 9 by Rob Elmore with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $210,000.

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Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for

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