We’ve been quite optimistic about Elmwood, a little Oak Cliff enclave that has rolling terrain paired with a broad range of architectural styles on moderately sized lots. In the northern reaches of Oak Cliff, this was the last bastion of truly affordable homes.
Looks like investors were thinking the same thing, as we’ve seen scores of stylish flips in this area. And this one at 1122 Brunner is no slouch. In fact, this listing from David Griffin & Co. Realtor Robert Kucharski is as affordable as it is good looking, easily earning the title of this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week Sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. While Kucharski reports that this listing, only on the market for just 50 days, is under contingency, we just had to show off what a good flip looks like!
From the street, you can see that there has been some landscaping done to increase curb appeal. It works well with the new paint job on the bricks, the new roof, the stunning new front door, and the gorgeous privacy fence. We love the symmetry of the hip roof, too.
But quick! Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine to see what this home looked like in 2007:
YIKES! Obviously, this home and Elmwood have come a long way since then, when 1122 Brunner was priced at just over $80K. Now, it looks like a total beauty queen, with beautifully refinished hardwood floors, fresh new thermal windows, new electrical, recessed ligthing, ceiling fans, and brand new fixtures and appliances throughout. Kucharski has this beauty priced at $310,000 and we think it’s worth it!
We love the clever updates in this home, which is 1,482 square feet of perfectly move in-ready interiors. The kitchen features stainless steel countertops and a modern drop-in stainless steel sink, paired perfectly with a marble subway tile backsplash, a five-burner stainless steel range, built-in microwave vent hood, new dishwasher, and mess of gorgeous white Shaker-style cabinetry accented by contemporary hardware and a bank of open shelving. For the home chef looking for space to get creative, this is perfection.
If you weren’t already salivating, the master suite will be what finishes you off. We love how the bedroom — which is the largest in this three-bedroom, two-bath home — opens to the back deck. While you, dear reader, can admire the backyard from your bed, the rest of the house must walk through the kitchen. Peons! Nevertheless, we promise to share this lovely spot with everyone else. It’s the bathroom, just lousy with high-end cabinetry, that you’ll have to fight us for. The vanity is straight out of a magazine, with trendy contrasting mirrors and a calming neutral sage color on the walls. There’s no tub in this master suite, which isn’t really breaking our hearts as we’ve fallen for this enormous shower.
Just outside the deck you see the freshly installed sod and minimal landscaping — think of it as an opportunity to put your stamp on this home — and the detached two-car garage. In all, this home is just a stellar opportunity to live in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oak Cliff and without having to update a single thing. This chance doesn’t come along too often, so you want to be ready just in case the contract falls through and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approved and sail through closing!