One of the most appealing things about North Oak Cliff (in a long list of wonderful, charming things) is that every house is like a snowflake: special and unique. No cookie-cutter, boring real estate here.
So the fact that we’re in the same Kings Highway Conservation District neighborhood for this week’s Thursday Three Hundred as last week’s house might give you a moment of déjà vu, but these North Oak Cliff Craftsman houses each have their own personality and style.
Today’s house is at 906 N. Edgefield Ave., a 3-2 built in 1925 with 1,558 square feet and a master bedroom addition that adds a private retreat and second bathroom to the home.The house is a half mile west of Kidd Springs Park, with its large spring-fed lake, a swimming pool, softball field, butterfly garden, and a rec center that overlooks the lake. A half mile to the east of the house is the Stevens Park Golf Course, often referred as the “Little Augusta” of North Texas.
The wide, open front porch is a friendly welcome for visitors, and a porch swing promises relaxing family time. This house is newly listed by Ged Dipprey at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $315,000.
The porch opens onto the living room, a friendly space with a decorative corner brick fireplace and beautifully restored hardwood floors that carry through the front rooms of the house. Four large windows flood the area with natural light.
Just past the front room is a spacious formal dining area, with crown molding and two big windows. The kitchen received a big renovation in recent years, with new slate floors, stainless steel appliances, a gas range, granite countertops, and an unusual silver-colored tin backsplash. The kitchen cabinets were installed by a past owner, so they’re almost new and look smart. The door leads out to the deck.
A nearby utility room has full-size washer/dryer connections, and a second pantry. Here’s that master addition, with French doors leading out to the deck. Unfortunately, the MLS listing does not include photos of the ensuite master bathroom, but we can see it in the photo above. There’s a walk-in closet in there, too. The second bedroom is being used as a nursery and is located at the front of the house. The second bedroom is being used as a home office. Both have hardwoods and lots of windows. The second bathroom has also been renovated, with white subway tile, new sink, and more. Pedestal sinks lack necessary storage in a bathroom, but new cabinets address that. The deck, located off the kitchen and master bedroom, is ready for parties with a 20-by-24-foot flagstone patio with a wood-burning firepit. The six-foot cedar fence was built in 2008 and mature trees shade the area. A detached one-car garage has a built-in workbench. The neighborhood is close to all sort of entertainment, from the Bishop Arts District and Kessler Theater to restaurants and the Twelve Hills Nature Center, where locals chase butterflies along a trail that runs the perimeter of its five acres through flowering native plants and shrubs. What’s not to love?
As the listing agent Dipprey points out on his website, North Oak Cliff is perhaps the most beautifully situated residential area of the city, with attractive, hilly topography, old-growth trees, atmospheric beauty, and impressive architecture that would be the pride of any city. With this location and a price tag just over $300K, this Kings Highway Craftsman is sure to go fast.