Saturday, January 26, 2013
Photos: The Wizard of Oz’s luxe condo is ready for a remodel
It's not for the "callow" renovator.
OAK LAWN You could keep this property as is, but the wallpaper would need some freshening up. Unit 11D in the Park Towers Condominiums is a time warp. Everything looks to be from the '60s, when this building was constructed.
The owner was obviously a big fan of green, as you can see from the wallpaper in the living room that matches the swag curtains just so. Still, it doesn’t distract from what I consider to be the best selling point for this unit — the huge floor-to-ceiling windows and an amazing view.
As the listing tells us, there are no load-bearing walls in this unit, so you can completely upend this two-bedroom, two-bath condo to whatever kind of high-rise vision you have. I think this property, which is sandwiched by the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek, would look amazing as a Mad Men homage with cream shag carpet, a sunken living area that is open to the kitchen and dining areas, and a large master bedroom and spa-like bath.
With more than 2,000 square feet of space, you can definitely accomplish your dreams of living like Don Draper. Of course, for $345,000 you will have to have a remodeling budget because there is no way you can live with that cloistered kitchen or that hideous bath!
Still, I love looking at the photos of this listing. It’s really amazing to see how much home decor has changed in 50 years. Does this unit send you back in time, too?
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