Wynnewood Split-Level Features Private Lake, Basement, And Room For Customization

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647 Bizerte Avenue Back Fountain

If you need more proof about why Oak Cliff is poised to be the next scorching hot area in Dallas real estate, I present this midcentury split-level in Wynnewood. This is such a great opportunity for someone who wants to customize a home to their taste with minimal effort involved. It doesn’t hurt that this listing from David Griffin & Company agent Paul Kirkpatrick sits right on a pond with a beautiful fountain. For a lot and view like this in the Park Cities or Preston Hollow, you’d end up paying closer to $800,000 and upwards, and that’s just for the lot. 

But here in Wynnewood, you can score 647 Bizerte Avenue for the bargain price of $485,000. Even more incredible is that this home is priced at almost $10,000 below the DCAD appraisal of $494,230.

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I expect that Kirkpatrick will get quite a few offers on this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. If one of those offers is yours or your clients, contact Lisa Peters today to make sure that you can sail through pre-approval to put in your highest and best offer. From start to close, Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans provides an unequaled level of service and support!

Jump to see what else this 1958 split level has to offer!

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647 Bizerte Avenue Den

647 Bizerte Avenue Formal Dining

“It’s a large home with three large living areas plus a basement, not included in the square footage,” Kirkpatrick said. “It’s rare to have a basement in Dallas at all and even more so in Oak Cliff.”

647 Bizerte Avenue Wine Cellar Basement

We have to agree. It’s a great space for a wine cellar as the cellars are using it. Plus, it can double as a storm shelter should you ever need one. I know that when the tornado sirens go off I wish my storm shelter was full of wine!

There’s also a sunroom on the lower level of the home, which is perfect for entertaining. Just imagine what you could do with an update! There’s a sauna here, but the possibilities are endless! I’d install a wet bar and extra bathroom, as well as a dining area.

647 Bizerte Avenue Lower Sunroom

Back upstairs, you’ll notice that the kitchen shares the same vaulted and cross-beamed ceilings as the living areas, which is a great way to showcase that more traditional features of this 3,700-square-foot split level. There are three bedrooms (all on the second floor), three full baths, three living areas including the sunroom, plus that basement, which is not included in the total square footage. You also have an attached two-car garage.

“The kitchen, master bath, and master bedroom have been completely updated and remodeled, but the other two baths could stand to be updated,” Kirkpatrick said.

The sellers did an exceptional job renovating the kitchen, adding an eat-in peninsula, stainless steel appliances, a built-in wine refrigerator to keep your Chards and Pinot Grigios cool after fetching them from the basement, and plenty of storage in the all-white shaker-style cabinetry.

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As we mentioned, all of the bedrooms are upstairs, including the master, which has a private balcony and beautiful views of the nearby lake. As Kirkpatrick said, the master suite has been completely renovated. It’s sizable, too, with the bedroom clocking in at 25 x 20.

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“The most striking feature of the house, as you can see from the photos, is the setting,” Kirkpatrick said. “It is one of only 15 homes that surround a private, 2.5 acre lake that is home to numerous ducks, egrets, turtles and fish. We get over 100 mallards that winter there every year.”

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647 Bizerte Avenue Balcony View

Kirkpatrick says that the home comes with its own paddle boat, so you can enjoy the lake and its flora and fauna. Plus, the neighborhood is full of friendly, welcoming people, hosting “wanders” throughout the area with food and drink at each stop. A neighborhood Easter egg hunt and Christmas parties and light contests, a fourth of July Parade, and spring clean ups round out the other social events.

“It’s like a big family,” Kirkpatrick added. “I happen to live two doors down from this house on the lake as well and we’ve been here 14 years and love it.”

Sounds absolutely splendid, and with a deal like this home, you could be a part of it all, too!


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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