For fans of home renovation television shows, today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will have a satisfying feel.
The house at 810 W. 12th St. has a great location, near Jefferson and Zang in North Oak Cliff, but was pretty much a dump when it sold in July for $93,000.
A clever investor swooped in, made massive changes and improvements, and it was listed eight days ago by Jesse Flores with JP & Associates, Realtors Frisco for $282,000.As you’ll see from the “before” photos throughout this post, the place is hardly recognizable from its former state. It went from pitiful to pristine in just under three months.
The house has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,938 square feet on two stories. The listing in July called it a “great investor’s opportunity,” and from the looks of the reno, they were correct. It has a clean, open feel, compared to cramped, dark, and dirty before. The reno doesn’t adhere to any one particular style, but all the elements work together to create a pleasant, inviting space.
Throughout the house, you’ll find gorgeous hardwood floors now, with new carpeting in the bedrooms, and contemporary tile in the bathrooms. Recessed lighting, fresh paint, and a renovated powder room are just some of the improvements in this living area.
The staircase is a centerpiece now, with hardwood steps and white toekicks, metal newel posts, and decorative wood accents. The “before” shot of the kitchen gives you an idea of the overall feel of the house when it was sold in July. Yuck. But look at it now: New stainless steel appliances, light-colored granite counters, a large island with breakfast bar, new custom-built cabinets, and a contemporary pendant light. With the open floorplan, all eyes go straight to this inviting area. Another “before” shot of a bedroom shows you the old color scheme: bright yellow. Now the rooms are painted in neutral grays and whites, and the old, cheap-looking blinds are gone.
Like the kitchen, the bathrooms were total guts. They are selling features now, with big, walk-in showers, and contemporary lighting, fixtures, tile, and mirrors. The same granite as the kitchen is used on the counters, and the new vanities offer lots of cabinet space. The backyard has no landscaping, and that concrete looks pretty rough, but there’s a new back deck patio with infinity stairs and a new wood fence.
Overall, the house now feels much larger than its 1,938 square feet. The people who bought this North Oak Cliff flip had a lot of vision for what the space could become and took it to a new level with their work.