D Sale of the Week: 11140 Cinderella Ln.
This week’s listing is one spruced-up number in the Disney Streets listed at $545,000—the “idea home of the year” in 1955, the year it was built.
We all know—and love—those one-story, Leave It To Beaver ranches developed in the mid-1950s and ’60s known as the Disney Streets. We even kind of like all the recent drama over whether the place should become a conservation district. (What was the deal this summer, when one homeowner claimed that no one showed up at her daughter’s graduation party because of the conservation battle? Ah, but all that makes the area notorious, kind of like Tiger Woods.) It even caught the attention of Robert Wilonsky, who I hear lives slightly west of the Disney Streets. You really cannot go wrong buying in this ’hood, and unlike other listings, this baby is so perfect, all you’d really have to do is pack your toothbrush. The owner of 11140 Cinderella Ln. is Dallas artist and teacher Ted Kincaid, who has used the home for many an artists’ gathering (read: perfect entertainment flow). Kincaid and his partner, Steve Atkinson, shored up the home and added a stunning pool and lush outdoor living area. Here are the vitals: 2,731 square feet on almost 1/3 acre; three bedrooms; three baths; snazzy kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, quartz counters, and a yummy back splash; the most cohesive garage conversion I have ever seen; solid maple hardwoods; slate floors. We all know ceilings were not exactly high in the 1950s (all that Bauhaus influence), but this home has clerestory windows and vaulted, 9-foot ceilings.
I’d like to know who came up with the Happy idea of naming these streets after Disney characters; is it true that homeowners on Grumpy consume more Prozac than those on Snow White? Long nappers on Sleepy? A newspaper article from the time indicates that Disney corporate may have been initially Grumpy, but it was the good old days when they didn’t have a lawyer in every other house and torts were desserts—so they never sued and kind of reaped from the branding.
Now, are you ready for the price? $545,000. But before you run for your checkbook, I must tell you there was an option contract on Cinderella until today. Given the market, I thought you’d still like to take a look. Bicker all you want, folks. People will always love Disney.