There's a '50s home for sale in East Dallas that is definitely not for everybody but is surely for somebody?
Located just east of Ferguson Road and north of I-30 in the Claremont/White Rock Hills area, the house at 2534 Telegraph Ave. has 1,597 square feet, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage with a cool peeky-window garage door.
It's on a quarter-acre lot with at least three mature trees, a chain link fenced-in yard, and a shed.
If you like houses from the '50s, and who doesn't, this one has a lot going for it. It was built in 1958 and still has many original elements intact, such as hardwood floors, swirled ceilings, and a main bathroom with vintage ceramic tile done in pink with gray accents.
The kitchen features the prototypical plywood cabinetry with copper handles found in many of the '50s homes in this area, but it's never been painted and is in great shape.
There's a built-in period wall oven and an adjoining newer-looking gas cooktop, inlaid into one of those classic '50s peninsula room dividers with a curved exterior and shelves.
The kitchen opens into a family/sitting room with a Flintstones fireplace that's probably not original, but is no less splendid.
There's also a separate formal living room with a dining area, which is what you enter when you walk in the front door. The entry has a little foyer with a '50s-era wrought-iron accent.
All good so far.
There's just one teensy-tiny thing which is completely a matter of taste. Well, two things maybe. And really, if you don't mind color, it's not a problem at all.
Every room is painted a color. It's kind of cool, if you like vivid colors.
The front room is a burnt mustard. The kitchen/living room area is magenta-purple. The bedrooms are: cafe latte, caramel, and hot pink.
The master, aka the cafe latte, has an experiment on one wall dedicated to shiplap. They also updated the master former half-bath to add a stand-up shower. It's very '80s Tan.
The house is listed by Mike Mazyck Realty for $220,000, and they're selling it via an auction.
"Regular financing is available, but the auction format is quicker than a normal sale," says agent Maria Roberts. "We have two showings, and that way the seller doesn't have to show it 50 times."
If the house doesn't sell via the initial auction, they can do another auction or put it out as a regular listing. "This just speeds up the process, because people nowadays want the sale to happen more quickly," she says.