Cinderella FrontEveryone is looking for the perfect Midcentury Modern these days. Lucky for them, Dallas has a fabulous collection of the much sought-after architectural style. This one, at 10815 Cinderella Lane in the Disney Streets neighborhood, is a great family home with tons of updates without losing the Mid-Mod charm!

Cinderella Entry

With three bedrooms and two full baths, this house has room to spread out. It’s a good size for its age with 2,068 square feet of space in this 1956-built home. And this owner was listening when a little bird told them that kitchens and baths sell homes, because the kitchen and both full baths have been completely renovated.

Cinderella Living

It’s on the market for a recently reduced $380,000, so you know that these sellers are motivated. Honestly, I don’t see this home sitting on the market for a whole lot longer. I am sure that the winning bid will come soon after they spot some of the gorgeous features this home has to offer.

Cinderella Dining

With a formal dining room, a living room, and a more informal den, this home has tons of space for entertaining. And the layout is classic Mid-Mod, with walls separating the living and dining areas and a half-wall in the kitchen. Speaking of the kitchen, there’s all new cabinetry that coordinates with the hardwood floors. There’s a fresh backsplash, too, as well as granite counters.

Cinderella Kitchen

The master bedroom isn’t much larger than the other two bedrooms at 13 x 12, but you’ll love the full-size shower and double vanities in the master bath. Most 1950s-era bathrooms feature hideous color combinations of Daltile, so it’s fantastic that the current owners have remodeled them both.

Cinderella Master Bath

The backyard is a great space for entertaining and gardening, and has a huge concrete slab patio that will accomodate a grill and perhaps, if it’s your thing, a hot tub. I am sure a resourceful buyer will get a few quotes on covering the patio, which would extend the area’s usefulness this summer by hours and days!

Cinderella Patio

I’m cheating on my house again, but it is totally worth it for this one. Oh my, oh my. I saw this house and it took my breath away. I cannot help my feelings. It was a total Jedediah Leland/Citizen Kane moment: this house is my “girl in the white dress”.¬† I immediately flashed back to Mies Van Der Roh’s Farnsworth House, near where I grew up. But this home is called The Glass Pavilion, designed by Steve Hermann, and it is almost 14,000 square feet! A little big but I am still head over heels in love!

Set within a 3.5+/- acre estate of oak groves in Montecito, this almost entirely glass home allows occupants to be enveloped by  nature. As you drive down the long gated driveway, it slowly comes into view.

And it appears weightless, through the use of massive structural steel beams, as if it hovers above the expansive lawn. As you can imagine, the budget to build this home was virtually limit-less and it took six years to complete — well, this is California. The glass panels are all created of Star Fire glass, an incredibly clear glass usually reserved for jewelry displays. Kitchens and baths by Varena, Poliform and Antonio Lupi. The home has five bedrooms, five and a half baths, grand hallway and large wine room. (Do you see that walk-through shower?) The glass pavilion includes an art gallery where the owners currently display their vintage car collection. The space is so generous that it is capable of holding up to 32 cars within its walnut lined walls. I mean, you could practically hold the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in there!

The price is $23,900,000 and it has been reduced. I have been telling you — this is a great time to buy a house. Or maybe just buy love! And for a real weekend treat, sit back with a crisp glass of Pinot and watch this video — from the “mahvelous” Kevin Day Media. Crank up the volume! Enjoy!