Calling all architecture and design lovers: We’ve found a Bud Oglesby condo that’s the perfect dwelling for the Dallas urbanite. It just hit the market and offers are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, so you have to act fast to snag this gem.
Nestled in the Mansion neighborhood of Oak Lawn and only blocks from the Katy Trail, 2711 Hood St., Apt A is true to its original design with stained concrete flooring and open rafter ceilings. The original blue General Electric Wonder Kitchen (which includes stove, oven, sink, and stainless steel counters) has been preserved and offers an authentic and fun focal point for the space.
“I think there’s an intangible element to this home that’s hard to put into words — it has history and soul,” said listing agent Phillip Murrell with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate — Park Cities. “Oglesby was ahead of his time and created an efficient, open space without any fuss, just great design.”
This home has one bedroom, one bathroom, and 705 square feet on one story, built in 1969. Let’s take a look before it’s off the market.
The minimalist style features crisp, clean lines and bright white walls that contrast beautifully with the richly stained concrete floors.
The kitchen appeals with its vintage style. According to Retro Renovation, the G.E. Wonder Kitchen was introduced in the 1950s, available in canary yellow, turquoise green, petal pink, cadet blue, and woodtone brown. It is an internally plumbed and wired “kitchen center” about 9.5 feet long, an entire wall unit with all the appliances built right in, all mounted under one stainless steel counter. How fabulous!
With a covered parking space adjacent to the front door and a large fenced patio that opens to the living room, this historically significant Bud Oglesby condo is as practical as it is distinct. It was listed May 23 by Murrell for $184,900. Monthly HOA dues are $212 and include blanket insurance, full use of facilities, management fees, reserves, trash, water/sewer, and maintenance of exterior, front yard, and common areas.