Oak 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.This 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.
The Benson Place Condos were constructed in 1984 and the tan stucco exterior has a bit of an outdated vibe.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). The 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. The 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. The 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.