Oak Lawn Condo Has Two Balconies, Walking Distance to Cedar Springs Nightlife

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3314 Douglas VOak Lawn is a vibrant Dallas neighborhood, the epicenter of DFW’s gay and lesbian culture, and often affectionately called the “gayborhood.” The heart of the area is Cedar Springs Road, between Oak Lawn Avenue and Wycliff, where tons of businesses, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs show their pride with rainbow flags and cater to the LGBTQ community.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is walking distance to this fun area on Cedar Springs, an Oak Lawn condo at 3314 Douglas Ave. in the Benson Place Condos. Unit 204D has two balconies that feel like they’re in the treetops, and a completely renovated interior that was made for entertaining.Oak Lawn CondoThis condo is stylish, from the hardwood floors and graphic wallpaper to granite countertops and a frameless walk-in glass shower in the master bathroom. It has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a half bath, and 1,350 square feet on two stories.

Monthly HOA fees ring in at a reasonable $215 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, maintenance of common areas, and trash. It is newly listed by Kyle Bradshaw with Clay Stapp + Co. for $215,000.

Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn CondoThe Benson Place Condos were constructed in 1984 and the tan stucco exterior has a bit of an outdated vibe. But the location is stellar and several owners have gotten wise to that and renovated their units before selling to fetch top dollar. An updated unit in the same building, 202D, sold last October for $195,000. It is only 14 square feet smaller with the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

The owners of this condo made some smart choices when renovating, putting down hardwoods on the first floor, decorative lighting and a surround-sound system, which is negotiable in the sale of the place.

The living room measures 18-by-18 and feels fresh and modern with that turquoise wallpaper. There’s also a fireplace, one of three in this unit (both bedrooms have fireplaces, too). Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo 3314 Douglas J3314 Douglas PThe kitchen is a full reno, with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and cherry cabinets. The open “U” shape makes for easy navigation when cooking, and there’s plenty of counter and cabinet space.

The condo’s half bathroom is just off the kitchen.3314 Douglas K 3314 Douglas L3314 Douglas Q3314 Douglas N3314 Douglas O3314 Douglas MThe master bedroom wows with its own fireplace, contemporary wallpaper, and doors that lead out to the private balcony. The master bathroom has a large frameless glass shower and contemporary glass vanity, new lighting, and mirror.

The second bedroom also has a fireplace, and access to the private balcony.3314 Douglas R Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo Oak Lawn Condo3314 Douglas WThe two balconies are large and feel secluded. The condo is only four blocks from Craddock, a 6.9-acre neighborhood park with a tennis court, playground, picnic tables, and trails.

This condo went on the market last week, and went under contract this weekend—with its big renovation and excellent Oak Lawn location, it’s no wonder. Leave us a comment with your thoughts about this property and its fast movement on the market.



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. sss says

    Oak Lawn is Oak Lawn. It is for all people. To “classify” it so blatantly shows poor consideration to many of its residents.

    • Leah Shafer says

      Oak Lawn absolutely has a diversity of residents, you’re right. But it’s undeniably the best LBGTQ-friendly neighborhood in DFW and that’s a big draw for a lot of folks.

      • sss says

        Oak Lawn is so much more than a specific community. It is much classier and tonier today and setting up to be quite the place for “everyone” to live. To label it so specifically serves to exclude. Oak Lawn has evolved from a sea of mid-century apartments for Braniff flight attendants to a vibrant, walkable, diverse, urban neighborhood for those who absolutely do not embrace the suburbs.

        No one refers to Uptown for what it was before Preston Carter and other land brokers bought all of the old homes and assembled the land for redevelopment purposes. Columbus Development came in and started building the new apartments and Uptown evolved into the dazzling urban neighborhood it is today.

        No one refers to Oak Cliff the way it used to be either. A lot of “fabulous” people from Oak Lawn did a lot of good work in North Oak Cliff on the sly.

        Let’s embrace the redevelopment of this prime Dallas location and not label it so specifically. Oak Lawn has grown up with many bumps, bruises, scrapes and growing pains. It is still fabulous! For many reasons.

    • Jon Anderson says

      Sounds like someone is ashamed to live in the Gayborhood. And yes, I have lived there, eaten there, drank there and danced there off and on for 30+ years. It was definitely gayer in years past but it’s still the Gayborhood. Most city neighborhoods continue to be known by their earlier resident majorities — Japantown, Koreatown, Little Italy, Greektown and probably the most ubiquitous, Chinatown. People who live in these areas are not assumed to all be Japanese, Korean, Italian, etc.. If you can’t laugh it off, move on.

  2. Kathy says

    I live in West Village, next door to Uptown. The title of “Gayborhood” is kind of dated, Candy. Perhaps years ago, when it truly was but now it is changing into expensive and newer construction. No longer the affordable place to live that it was in the 80’s. I would call the Uptown/West Village area a wonderful mix of all kinds of people with public transportation and lots of walkable areas. We’ve got our homeless population also. Nobody cares what you are in this area. The downside are problems with lack of parking, construction going on everywhere which makes traffic problems, and a lot of burglaries and robberies due to the huge population boom.

    • Jon Anderson says

      Here, here. As I said, Chinatown is still Chinatown even though it’s a more mixed now and no one appears to have a problem with that. It’s heritage.

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