saleoftheweekmarch18 3521 Villanova Dr. is within walking distance to Preston Center. List price: $699,000. photography courtesy of Ebby Halliday Realtors

Attention, midcentury modern lovers: you cannot get better than this genuine midcentury modern on one of University Park's most coveted streets (read: prime Dallas real estate). It's within walking distance to Preston Center! Built in 1955, this four-bed, three-bath home, on a typical UP quarter-acre lot, has 3,566 square feet—considered a really large home back them. Another plus: 3521 Villanova Dr. is practically a one-owner home; the current owner bought it from the original owner a few years after it was built. But the best part is how well he lovingly maintained it. Walk inside and you will see Loretta Young in the kitchen. Wait—Loretta never really cooked; she floated around. Maybe you'll spot Donna Reed, in her apron, talking on the telephone in the phone nook.

Actually, this is more of a June Cleaver house. It's minimally updated (think newer appliances), but that doesn't matter, because you will find the real midcentury McCoy in this home, from the flagstone brick around the fireplace to the lower wall wood paneling, cork floors, light fixtures, and pass-through windows. (I wish it had the original Formica.) The garage has been tiled into an attractive game room, but it could go back to being a very posh garage. A porch has also been enclosed, but that slate flooring is a little incongruent; I would have done black and white Armstrong tiles. Be sure and take a look at the original, robin's egg blue intercom: it's in perfectly pristine condition—a good example of the way this home has been cared for. The pricing is great at $699,000. Please, someone buy this home. But if you tear this one down, June's gonna get the Beaver after you.

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