During World War II, America ramped up its steel production to make weapons, build ships, and fuel the effort overseas. Once the war was over, we had tremendous capacity, and it had to go somewhere. Enter the big cars of the 1950s, huge appliances, and home construction (coming out of the war, there were around six million people who needed housing).
Metal kitchen cabinets were en vogue during the 50s for this very reason. But very few homes built in that era still have the original pieces—most have been torn out in renovations over the years.
But in today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 10309 Lake Gardens Dr., original Geneva metal cabinets stand pristine in the kitchen. They match the vintage charm and other Midcentury features of this 1952 bungalow in East Dallas.
This house is a 3-1 with 1,140 square feet, and several additional living spaces with both front and back sunrooms, perfect for outdoor dining. The neighborhood is absolutely wonderful, with a canopy of mature trees over the street, just two miles from White Rock Lake, and one mile to Casa Linda Plaza.
It was listed Nov. 2 by Trisha Moore with Keller Williams Lake Cities for $285,000. There’s a broker open house tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon. Let’s take a look inside.