There was "definitely no bidding war" over 2557 Glenfield Avenue, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Oak Cliff, says real estate agent Ian Flannigan. Surprising, isn't it? The tiny house, measuring at just over 1,100 square feet, was the childhood home of Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie Vaughan.
But its current owner wasn't interested in selling it -- or allowing walkthroughs -- to people fanboying or fangirling over its famous former tenants, Flannigan says. Only serious buyers.
Plus, there isn't much to see inside this little house built in 1955. "You look to the left you look to the right, you poke your head down the hall and look at the two rooms. That's about it," Flannigan says.
Dallas County Appraisal District records show the home is currently owned by Vince Penny. He didn't operate the house as a shrine to the Vaughans, either. "It's just his house," Flannigan says.
The sale price listed online is $159,900, and right now, the home is under contract to an undisclosed couple. The offer price wasn't yet available.
Flannigan calls it "fate" that he was the agent. Though home buying and home selling are his business, Flannigan also plays in a three-piece rock trio called the Adam Nanez Band. Flannigan has "covered [Stevie Ray Vaughan's] tunes over the years."
While Stevie Ray was not born in the home on Glenfield Avenue -- he was born in 1954 and the home was built in 1955 -- a website called HeritageOakCliff.org claims he attended elementary, middle school and high school while living there. Flip through the photos and try to picture a young SRV learning the guitar in this little house, taking inspiration from his big brother Jimmie.
"This is the home where Stevie first picked up a guitar at the age of seven and began his journey in wooing the world with his passion and virtuosic performances," the website says.
Flannigan says he and his client are doing some updates on the home right now while it's under contract. While we don't know the intention of the potential new buyers, the real estate agent doesn't believe the hopeful buyers want to turn it into a museum. He also doesn't expect the home to be demolished.
If true, it means another sliver of Dallas history will live on.