I really can’t blame Ben Smithson for deciding to sell his lovely Casa View Oaks Cliff May, as appreciation for these adorable midcentury modern ranches has soared — as have prices for these California cool designs. We just reported that one Cliff May on Andrea Lane was listed for a record-setting $345,000, and now Smithson and his wife, Erin Davis, are listing their Cliff May featured in the inaugural Casa View Cliff May Home Tour for $315,000.
Listing agent David Collier of David Griffin & Company’s Collier Rice team is excited to list this lovely example of an East Dallas midcentury modern.
“You can tell immediately when you enter this home that both of the sellers are in the design business,” Collier said. “Details are what makes the difference in a property and this home is full of them!”
If you’ll recall, the Greater Casa View Alliance hosted the Casa View Cliff May Home Tour almost a year ago, and it was so successful that the organization was able to fill its coffers while showing off the quickly revitalizing Casa View Oaks neighborhood. For years, the clutch of California midcentury moderns designed by Cliff May sat in neglect, with some being renovated until they were unrecognizable. Though the years took their toll on this East Dallas enclave, many homeowners came in and breathed new life into the dilapidated former rentals, proving that there’s value in good architecture no matter the size and price point. And today, each of these homes, though based on the exact same floor plan, have all been interpreted differently.
Smithson and Davis kept several original details, such as the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in the living room, and even the cool wall vent in the kitchen’s stainless steel backsplash. Much of the rest of the home has a new look and feel, with trendy wallpaper and dark, moody paint in some rooms. But the details that make people fall in love with Cliff May’s designs are all there.
Collier will list 2647 Andrea Lane for $315,000.