It’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. Whether 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!”
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. The 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.
Both 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.
French 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.
I’m impressed with the renovations and value in this North Oak Cliff bungalow. Leave us a comment with your thoughts.