What a treat, to find a house this completely adorable and both beautifully maintained and remodeled. The North Oak Cliff Craftsman at 615 N. Clinton Ave. is the total package: location, curb appeal, personality, function, flow, and price. It’s our Thursday Three Hundred and it’ll knock your socks off.
Built in 1923, this bungalow is newly listed and offers three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,298 square feet on two stories, huge for a home of this era. It’s one of the larger homes of its kind in the area.
I mentioned the location, right? It’s in the heart of North Oak Cliff near Davis and Polk streets in the Kings Highway Conservation District. From here, you can walk to the Bishop Arts District, Kessler Theater, restaurants, and the Twelve Hills Nature Center, with its butterfly garden and a trail that runs the perimeter of its five acres through flowering native plants and shrubs.
The houses in this area were built primarily in the 1910s and 1920s. The most commonly represented styes are Craftsman, Prairie, Eclectic, and Tudor. It makes for an utterly delightful neighborhood with historic charm and memorable architecture.
The original list price in May was $435,000, reduced twice to its current list price, $385,000 (the listing agent is Melissa Oates with Allie Beth Allman). It’s currently under active open contract, so let’s enjoy a virtual tour before the final deal is closed.
Craftsman houses are part of the Arts and Crafts style, which was a sort of reaction to the froufrou Victorian architecture style, with its opulence, as well as the trend toward mass-produced houses. This home epitomizes the movement’s emphasis on clean lines, natural materials, and a simple, wide-open layout. Its also got the hallmark low-slung roofline, front porch, nature-inspired exterior palette of browns and greens, sturdy structure, and clean lines.
This entry to this house begins with the wide, covered front porch and transitions into the large front living room. A window above the door and two flanking it help visually connect the spaces, and seven other windows make the space bright. The living room gives us a first glimpse of the gorgeous original hardwoods, which span the house, except for bathrooms and the upstairs addition.
The fireplace has been updated and is fully functional, and that arched doorway is perfection.
The kitchen and dining room have seen a huge reno that removed walls and made the space modern, functional, and lovely. The stainless steel appliances include a gas cooktop and contemporary vent hood, and the counter are quartz.
Nearby, there’s a utility room built-in cabinets, and hookups for a full-size washer-dryer.
The bedrooms feel spacious and maintain original details, like the window trim, but have essential updates, like large closets.
The upstairs space adds a generously sized family room and full-size bathroom to the floorplan.
The backyard is the final place to explore, with plenty of green space, a detached two-car garage, mature trees, and a deck. That roof is brand new, as is the HVAC system and hot water heater.
For under $400K, this bungalow impresses with handsome details and a big personality that says, “buy me!” Seems like the right buyer heard the call.