Preston Hollow East Home $1,895,000 For Sale
Here is a traditional mid-century modern home that reflects much of original Preston Hollow. It makes sense that a quality custom-built home like this one would be built in the Biglot Addition of Preston Hollow East where one finds the largest lots which are almost one-half acre.
The Home of Della and Earl Lively
This is also the home that Della and Earl Lively lived in for 50 years. Della Lively was synonymous with Preston Hollow. Della and Earl founded Lively Realty. From their office in Preston Center, Della sold more houses in Preston Hollow than any other Realtor in Dallas. Della was one of the top producing agents in the country and over her career sold well over 1,000 homes in Preston Hollow. In other words, since she was aware of every property in Preston Hollow, it is noteworthy that this is the home she chose to live in and enjoy.
Sought After Preston Hollow East Neighborhood
For the last 70 years, people keep selecting Preston Hollow East because it has direct access to downtown Dallas and the best private schools. This Dallas neighborhood also allows one to feel somewhat removed from the city because of the large wide lots and tree-lined streets. While many houses have been torn down, several existing homes remain in which homeowners can enjoy the charm and comfort these mid-century traditional homes were built for.
Renovating or Modifying Midcentury Homes Brings Wonderful Results
Many mid-century homebuyers in the neighborhood elect to renovate a mid-century home and keep the original features like this home has which include the plaster moldings, the pull-out table for folding clothes in the linen closet, the glass block, and original tile in the bathrooms, and the Beauticraft metal cabinets in the kitchen and laundry room.
Some Homebuyers Love to Stylize a Traditional Mid-Century Home
Some homebuyers like to renovate an original mid-century traditional home like this one at 6219 Joyce Way. Other homebuyers like to take the original home like this one with an open floorplan and a series of windows marching across the front of the house and modernize it. The floor plan and framework of this home provide the perfect platform for a very stylized modern home at a fraction of the cost of a new home.
Value is in Land – House is Free
A homebuyer always has an economic advantage when they are buying the land and the home is free.
Original Home Has Original Trees
Another advantage of the home at 6219 Joyce Way is that it has mature live oak trees that shade the front of the home and a magnificent heritage live oak tree in the back yard that defines the property.
When an original Preston Hollow property comes on the market like 6219 Joyce Way for the first time in 50 years, it provides the next homeowner an opportunity for them to make their mark on the original architecture of the house and neighborhood.
Mid-Century Residence and Added Libraries
One can almost think about 6219 Joyce Way as a home of two compatible sections. There is the charming original home on a pier-and-beam foundation and then there is an addition on a slab foundation that is comprised predominately of the libraries. One of these large libraries provides a serene living area. The other library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with a rolling ladder was created as a spacious office with windows looking over the rear garden. Properties like 6219 Joyce Way provide a great opportunity to buy a home embraced by nature that one will love living in.
Contact Realtor Douglas Newby for Insights on This Home for Sale
Douglas Newby represents clients with Dallas estate homes, architect designed homes and modern homes.