I know when someone reaches out and says, “Megan, you NEED to see this house!” I’m going to be going on a surprise trip to time capsule awesomeness. And sure enough @kraftykmay was awesome enough to share with me this amazing vintage-style piece of time capsule real estate, currently for sale in Dallas, Texas, that has a special Disney twist.
I’ll let the real estate listing fill you in on this fascinating retro Disney house…
Designed and built by the famed Gordon Nichols, the home at 11016 Pinocchio Drive known as the Smith House, is among the best of the Mid-century Modern houses in the highly desirable Disney Streets. The house was one of the featured homes during the highly successful 1954 Parade of Homes which highlighted the latest modern conveniences and building materials.
Its low-slung roof and expansive horizontal feel represent the goal of many builders and architects in the postwar era to offer flexible seamless indoor and outdoor living spaces… The open concept living areas feature vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and cool MCM features such as the Nelson Bubble Lamp in the dining room. The kitchen… is just wow, featuring the original cabinetry, vintage pink appliances and Formica counters. This is the real deal… no cheap builder-grade granite here.
Once you step out to the south lawn that includes the pool area, blink your eyes and you may think you are in Palm Springs… or on the set of Mad Men! …With so many original features and thoughtful touches, the Smith House is a truly special and unique Mid-century Modern home.
Slip on your smoking jacket, turn on the Sinatra and pour yourself a martini…you’re home!
Now let’s take a look inside…
I hope you’ve enjoyed exploring this home as much much as I enjoyed sharing it with you! If so, what was your favorite part?