You recall the story of 1704 West Colorado, yes?
OK, I will refresh:
The Spanish-style mansion at 1704 W. Colorado Blvd. that has been admired far and near in Dallas — named one of the “Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas” by D Magazine and featured on the Dallas Open Days Garden Conservancy Tour, — this Kessler Park home is a Spanish mission-style killer with a 4,000-square-foot main home and accompanying structures, expansive gardens, maizes and tremendous views of the nearby Stevens Park Golf Course and Coombs Creek.
Anyhoo, the shocker came a few months ago with news that this home was going to be auctioned off July 7. And not just any auction, but one on the steps of the George Allen Courts building on Commerce St.
Yeah, you know what that means. Bidding for this beauty started at just $500,000, according to the Auction.com listing for the property.
Not only were bargain hunters rubbing their palms over this auction, the home, like my beloved Aldredge House, had raised the hackles of neighbors after hosting weddings and more, posting in the VBRO pool as a place to rent. The property is perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Stevens Park Golf Course, one of the best locations in Dallas.
We were pretty saddened by the thought of anyone losing their precious home. We’ve been there, it’s tough. And we found out this wasn’t a typical case. At first the homeowner would not talk, then he told us he was trying to prove a point. As in, trying to get the attention of the bank. Well, he got it.
Enter an Ebby Halliday agent named Laurie Welch, who, like every agent in North Texas, reads this site. (more…)