Dilbeck-Inspired North Oak Cliff Bungalow Shows Off Stunning Renovation

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North Oak Cliff bungalowIt’s not often in our Tuesday Two Hundred we get to wonder if a house was designed by noted Dallas architect Charles Dilbeck, but today we can.

The California-style bungalow at 914 Westmount Ave. near Fort Worth Avenue and Westmoreland Road has irregular brickwork and woodwork that has led some to believe this may have been designed by Dilbeck himself. North Oak Cliff bungalowWhether it’s a Dilbeck, or Dilbeck-inspired, this North Oak Cliff home is simply stunning. It’s a 2-2 with 1,445 square feet built in 1946, and it has undergone an impressive transformation with recent renovations. Think polished concrete floors, original refinished hardwoods, an open floorplan, spa-like bathrooms, sexy light fixtures, and a backyard with a lovely pergola surrounded by fruit trees and flowers.

It gets even better when you see the list price: $199,500, almost too low for the Tuesday Two Hundred! It’s newly listed by Brian Davis at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and I’ll bet it goes under contract quicker than you can say, “Great location, great price, gorgeous amenities!”

North Oak Cliff bungalowNorth Oak Cliff bungalowNorth Oak Cliff bungalowNorth Oak Cliff bungalow North Oak Cliff bungalowNorth Oak Cliff bungalowNorth Oak Cliff bungalow The entryway leads directly into the living room, with polished concrete floors and a vaulted ceiling that give the room a sense of spaciousness. Love the decorative timbers on the ceiling.

The clerestory window on the front of the house allows for natural light while maintaining privacy, and there are dimmable recessed LED lights in the room. Those totally on-style barn doors conceal the full-size utility closet with washer-dryer hookups. The double French doors lead to a courtyard.

The private central courtyard is totally separate from the backyard, and established bamboo provides a green wall of privacy.914 Westmount J 914 Westmount K 914 Westmount L 914 Westmount M 914 Westmount N 914 Westmount O 914 Westmount QThe kitchen and dining area are the bomb—they’ve done an outstanding job of creating a chic, retro vibe with those atomic-era light fixtures. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, and granite counters, must-haves for so many buyers.

The renovation also created a breakfast bar and island, stylish shelving, recessed lighting, and a big, vintage-feel picture window. There is plenty of cabinet and counter space, and if you look down, you’ll see the original refinished hardwood floors.

French doors lead from the formal dining room to the backyard.
north oak cliff bungalow north oak cliff bungalow north oak cliff bungalow north oak cliff bungalow 914 Westmount ZBoth bedrooms offer custom closets and hardwood floors, and both renovated bathrooms have touchless toilets and white subway tile, a timeless look. The master bathroom feels like a spa, with a rainhead shower, dual vanity, and stone floors in shower (the house has a tankless water heater, which makes for long, hot showers), and is separated from the master bedroom by a second set of barn doors.

The second bathroom also has that Zen feel with a sleek modern vessel sink. There’s also a large linen closet with built-in shelving and a mechanical closet with storage for mops and brooms.
914 Westmount U914 Westmount R914 Westmount S914 Westmount TFrench doors lead from the formal dining room and kitchen to the backyard, with mature landscaping that includes antique roses, two pear trees, one fig tree, and one pomegranate tree (yum!). The lot is 165 feet deep, and there’s plenty of green space, as well as a new pergola with stone ground covering—how romantic.

The house is biking distance to the Bishop Arts District, Kessler Theater, and Cox Farms Market.

I’m impressed with the renovations and value in this North Oak Cliff bungalow. Leave us a comment with your thoughts.


Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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  1. Bethany Patterson says

    Thank you for writing this great article! My husband and I placed an offer on this home this past weekend, and the seller accepted it late last night! We feel so blessed and are so excited to live in such a beautiful home with so much amazing history!

  2. Laura Jobes says

    How can we get a referral for the designer / contractor who did this home?? We’re looking to renovate (in OC) and this is fantastic and exactly the style we love. Any help appreciate!!

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