Really Don’t Know What To Say About This Piece of Dallas Real Estate but That It’s Driving Me to Drink: Thursday Three Hundred, Take Two

Published February 10, 2012 by Candy Evans

James Kunstler, whose name reminds me of William Kunstler, would call this home at 10233 Betty Jane near Merrel and Marsh an Eyesore. Or maybe even an Abortion. I really, really think it’s an opportunity. OK, let’s face it: an older person lived here and I will bet you it took five dumpster truck loads to empty this place. We collect STUFF as we get older and unless you make a concentrated effort to shed it, you can end up with a home that looks like an episode of HOARDERS. I also do not understand why this agent did not have more professional photos with this thing called lighting — hello, are you trying to creep us out? And the Flower Mound Squatter (he’s my hero, really) left the pool on Waterford in better shape — I mean, the pool was green but it did have water. Why take a photo of an empty icky pool? I thought you needed to keep water in pools to keep them from cracking? Is the trick here to emphasize the pretty clover shape and that oh so attractive hose?

But! The greenhouse! I have had to literally go get a shot of SCOTCH just to deal with this photo! Thank you, Glen Livet for softening the blow. That’s better. OK, what earthly good does keeping this structure do? It looks like a morgue where Invasion of the Body Snatchers could be filmed. I am sure it cost a pretty penny to clear this puppy, but think of how much larger the yard, which is 100 b y 269 feet deep, would look WITHOUT IT.

About that front yard. Sigh. Another shot of the Glen, you are driving me to drink! This home was built in 1954 and has great bones. It also needs to be bush whacked. It has  four bedrooms, three baths, 3057 square feet, two living areas and a fricken diving pool in the shape of a clover. It also has a huge treed creek lot south of LBJ, inside the Loop. But it needs A LOT of work. I think it could be fabulous — yeah, almost every surface has to go. Who wants a project? Any church want that dark woodwork for a choir loft? And for God’s sake, let’s have a proper funeral for that greenhouse!

I hope you are sitting down for this one: they were asking $401,940. Reduced to $381,900. Darlings, what are you smoking?

(This house has WORN ME OUT!!!)

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