Home renovations can be hit or miss. And when they miss, they often fall spectacularly short.
But our Tuesday Two Hundred absolutely shines. It’s one of the most stylish renovated properties on the market today, and it’s a steal at just over $200K.
This Beckley Club Estates limestone Tudor at 1610 Seevers Ave. is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home with 1,740 square feet, built in 1928. It features reclaimed 1920’s subway tile in the bathroom, a vintage O’Keefe & Merritt gas range in the kitchen, original oak hardwoods throughout, and shiplap wall accents. Absolutely darling!
It was listed June 24 by Reggie Walker with Keller Williams Urban Dallas for $235,000.
Beckley Club Estates is about a quarter-mile south of the Dallas Zoo in North Oak Cliff, a quiet haven of winding, tree-shaded streets, one-lane bridges, and gently sloping hills, says the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League. Here’s how they describe the area:
One of the little-known gems of Oak Cliff, Beckley Club Estates was begun in the 1920s by developer S.A. Temple. Comprised of about 65 homes in a neighborhood bordered by South Beckley Avenue on the west and Ramsey to the east, “Beckley Club the Beautiful” was effusively advertised as “the living place for those who worship at the shrine of the beautiful“…The original homes feature an eclectic mix of styles ranging from Tudor to Spanish Eclectic. Some of the later homes, built between the mid-1930s and the early 1950s, are a charming mix of brick and stone. Many of the earlier homes feature native stonework and tile roofs.
This isn’t our first visit to Beckley Club for a Tuesday Two Hundred — check out this listing for another example of a home we featured in the neighborhood. Like that property, this home has a walk-in basement, a super-rare feature in North Texas (our soil doesn’t support basements without huge engineering expenses, except in a few areas, Beckley Club Estates being one of them). The washer-dryer is located there, and all appliances convey with house.
The homeowners did a stellar job updating this Tudor, including a two-year-old HVAC, recently replaced gas water heater, and an awesome tree-house-like custom deck overlooking a sloping backyard.
The biggest strength of the renovation is is maintains the vintage charms of this home — look at the black-and-white penny tile in the bathroom and claw foot tub, for one example. There’s an original fireplace, original built-in cabinetry that’s freshly painted and spruced up, a pocket door to the bathroom with a vintage-looking glass insert, reclaimed timber (like the shiplap wall accents), and era-appropriate light fixtures.
This Beckley Club Tudor is the whole package: location, looks, and price. The question is, just how fast will it see an offer?