Times are tough lately for Dallas Redfin-watchers who love '50s homes for sale that are still in original, untouched condition. (A small group, perhaps, what's your point.) No thanks to flippers, the pool of these homes has shrunk in recent years.
But hark — there's a house for sale in East Dallas that has not yet been decimated by a "to the studs" update.
10212 Pinecrest Dr., it's what the listing calls a "charming mid-century property," right between Casa Linda and Casa View, and is surely paradise if you love you some wood paneling.
Built in 1952, the house is modest by conventional standards, with 1,080 square feet, three bedrooms, and one bath, plus a one-car attached garage.
But it's basically an untouched time capsule, with the same owners for more than 55 years, who took good care of the place while making "minimal cosmetic refreshments."
Which means original fittings including pale blue retro kitchen and pale blue retro bathroom — blissfully free of the Home Depot special faux-marble 12X24 ceramic tile favored by cheap unimaginative flippers across the metroplex.
Most of the home has its original wood flooring, none of your "luxury vinyl plank flooring," plus lots and lots of wood paneling.
The living room has wood paneling. The dining room has wood paneling. One of the bedrooms has knotty pine paneling which is so old, it's new again. (FYI there are Facebook groups who love knotty pine.)
The kitchen also looks like it had knotty pine paneling, but it's been painted white.
The other two bedrooms are also painted white, although it looks like one of them has wood paneling under the white paint.
And God bless the owners, as the brick exterior has not been painted. Don't paint the brick.
The house has received important functional improvements including a new AC unit in 2017, new water heater in 2018, and foundation repairs in 2022. They've made key infrastructure updates such as replacing the windows and replacing the electric panel.
Seller is selling the property as is, and the price is $285,000, which is pretty high for a house that, to most, would look like a total re-do, and likely why it's been on the market for 11 days. High, even for someone who likes houses in original condition. Still, there has to be one person out there who is down with wood.