Yet another Cliff May that was on the Casa View Cliff May Home Tour is hitting the market.

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!”

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Do you recognize this home? We’ll excuse any double-takes, as we have to admit that this particular Cliff May is a far cry from its original paint job. Clad in very trendy black paint, this Casa View Cliff May has been on CandysDirt.com a couple of times before

Cathy and Darren Lee rehabbed this property and listed it a year ago for a then-record-setting price of $310,000 — quite a sum for Casa View Oaks. The couple did a complete, floor-to-ceiling remodel of this property, resulting in a spacious midcentury modern that retains some of the trademark Cliff May aesthetics with crisp and clean finish-out and a beautiful backyard.

This time, however, 2620 Andrea Lane has undergone a wonderful transformation thanks to its current owners, who are quite bereaved about selling this home. And the new selling price of $345,000 shows the wheels-off appreciation of these classic California midcentury designs. 

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Corner Lot Casa View Oaks Renovation with Huge Updates Throughout | CandysDirt.com

Casa View Oaks is one of those up-and-coming East Dallas neighborhoods you should watch and we’ve found a real gem there. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2667 San Paula Ave. looks like a much more expensive house than its under-$300K price tag. From fresh landscaping and fresh paint to a new kitchen and bathrooms, everything feels or looks new.

This corner lot property, located near Gus Thomasson and Ferguson roads, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,494 square feet on one story, built in 1954. We bet it won’t last long, so let’s take a look! 

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Adorable Casa View Oaks Cottage with Big Updates Won't Last Long | CandysDirt.com

As it gets harder to find a great home for under $300K in East Dallas, we’ve found a super cute Casa View Oaks cottage. 

Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 2426 San Paula Ave. is beautifully remodeled three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch with 1,201 square feet on one story, built in 1953. It brings a lot of personality to market, with lovely curb appeal (love those mature trees), stylish touches, and a backyard area with lots of grassy green space and a detached one-car garage. This one is not going to last long! 

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Cathy and Darren Lee have flipped about 20 homes in the last two years, but none of them were quite as distinctive as this Cliff May-designed midcentury modern in Casa View.

If 2620 Andrea Lane looks familiar, it’s because you’ve likely seen it while touring Casa View’s epic collection of California modern homes. Listing agent Alicia Lee will put this updated and expanded Cliff May on the market this evening for $310,000 — a record-setting price for the area. To find out more, call 972-978-6584.

Though many of these homes have been neglected or suffered incompatible renovations over the years, this particular home is solid — something Darren insists upon for all of his investment properties.

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Bigger isn’t always better. Our Tuesday Two Hundred proves you can get everything you want in a modest footprint.

The “ranchette” at 10266 Casa View Dr. is 1,144 square feet with three bedrooms, one bathroom, and lots of style. Located near Gus Thomasson and Ferguson roads in East Dallas’ Casa View Oaks neighborhood, this property sits on a corner lot with a large, fenced backyard and detached two-car garage. Inside, the layout is convenient with good-sized spaces. There are eco-friendly extras, too, like insulated doors and low-E windows.

Built in 1953, this house offers character with updates that make it appealing to buyers.

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Cliff May Home Tour

Photo: Mindy Niehaus/Cliff May Home Tour

In the East Dallas neighborhood of Casa View Oaks, homes on the blocks surrounding Andrea Drive are selling like hotcakes. With their low-slung gabled roofs, walls of glass, and clerestory windows, these homes hit the highlight reel of everything everyone nowadays loves about midcentury modern design. Cliff May Homes floorplan brochure

In this transitioning neighborhood with tree-lined streets and upwardly mobile residents you’ll find the largest collection of Cliff May-designed homes in all of Dallas, according to Preservation Dallas.

Houses in Casa View Oaks are representative of May’s signature design: an open floor plan with an abundance of space and light beneath a low-pitched gable roof. Large expanses of glass—in both windows and doors—were used to create an open feeling and ease in circulation. Outdoor living was encouraged by the incorporation of patios and barbeque and picnic areas, in many cases doubling the “living space” of each house.

One of the selling points of the new May houses in Casa View was their modern conveniences, including disposals, built in ranges, a touch-plate lighting wall and radios with speakers throughout the house.

Add one part history, one part architecture, and a dash of house porn and you have the perfect recipe for a home tour.

In fact, it’s been a year or more since Nathan Grace Realtor Mindy Niehaus first hatched the idea of a Cliff May home tour in this neighborhood, and it’s finally getting its debut on Oct. 15. The tour, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and benefits the Greater Casa View Alliance, will feature seven of Cliff May’s iconic designs renovated in such diverse ways but all carrying that easygoing, California modern vibe for which May is known.

Jump for a sneak peek!

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2367 Highwood ADeep in the heart of East Dallas, Casa View Oaks is an up-and-coming neighborhood attracting first-time homebuyers, young professionals, and families with its affordable houses, sense of community, and proximity to White Rock Lake.

Development in Casa View Oaks started in 1954 when developer H. Leslie Hill built 200 ranch-style houses ranging in size from 836 square feet to 3,600 square feet. Prices back then started at $12,000 and went up to $16,500.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is at 2367 Highwood Dr., near Gus Thomasson and Ferguson roads. It’s a 3-2 with 1,746 square feet, built in 1954, recently remodeled by Wacasey Construction. It now boasts new low-E windows, fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, new kitchen, designer bathrooms, decorative lighting, vintage built-ins, and a bonus room off the kitchen with an on-trend rustic wood ceiling. 2367 Highwood BLast year, Casa View Oaks celebrated its 60th anniversary. According to Preservation Dallas, this area boasts the largest collection of Cliff May designed houses in Dallas.

May, a significant American designer during the post war building boom, was considered the father of the California Ranch house. His designs received national attention and appeared on the cover of every major house magazine of the day. The mass appeal of the Ranch house led May and his partner, Chris Choate, to design a smaller, more modest version for distribution on a national scale. The houses were constructed from pre-fabricated modular panels, a revolutionary new building concept in which every part of the house was standardized and precut. Local builders were able to purchase Cliff May franchises, supplying them with house plans and the pre-fabricated modular panels, numbered and stamped with May and Choate’s names. Over 18,000 May plans were sold to local builders from around the country. Forty of those were constructed in Casa View Oaks.

Houses in Casa View Oaks are representative of May’s signature design: an open floor plan with an abundance of space and light beneath a low-pitched gable roof. Large expanses of glass—in both windows and doors—were used to create an open feeling and ease in circulation. Outdoor living was encouraged by the incorporation of patios and barbeque and picnic areas, in many cases doubling the “living space” of each house.

This home is not listed as one of the homes built by May, but shares many of its design attributes, which will undoubtedly help it sell quickly. It was listed Dec. 18 by Ryan Cox with Realty Executives Metroplex for $240,000.

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