Our Saturday Six Hundred is a Cape Cod cottage at 2030 Mayflower Drive in Stevens Park Estates that is absolutely charming.
This is one of the most established and desirable neighborhoods in Oak Cliff with about 200 homes — most built in the 1920s and 1930s. Enormous oak and elm trees shade every street, and the neighborhood is bounded by Stevens Park Golf Course. It’s peaceful and quiet, and it’s hard to believe you can be in the center of downtown Dallas in mere minutes. It also boasts some unique features. For instance, when the development was conceived in 1926, play parks were designed at the end of each block so children could play safely. That same thoughtfulness continues today with a dedicated neighborhood association that hosts gatherings throughout the year.
This two-story, 2,472-square-foot cottage was built in 1937 and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s listed for $615,000 and has been completely renovated with taste, style, and an amazing dedication to detail.
“My sellers purchased this home several years ago,” O’Brien said. “Honestly, it was one of those rare homes with gorgeous architectural details that were a bit hard to see for many buyers. With a tremendous eye for detail, and an ability that few have to highlight those gorgeous details in a subtle, yet impactful manner, they’ve restored this home in a way that speaks to both traditionalists, as well as those with a funky-fun artsy style.
“I see a lot of exceptional renovations in our neighborhood, but when I say that my jaw dropped and I was rendered speechless when I stepped foot into this carefully crafted home, that’s saying something if you know me,” O’Brien added. “I might have babbled and drooled ever so slightly as I took it all in!”
Preservation of original features like crystal doorknobs and the original telephone niche enhance the character of the home and add to the charm.
Modern updates are in keeping with the period look of the home and subtle like running the subway tile vertically — very clever!
A complete attic renovation resulted in a generous master suite, and we do mean suite. There is an entire sitting area that can double as a family room if you really want to share space with the kids. Personally we’d baby gate them — out, adults only!
Another great thing about the neighborhood is sizable backyards. The sellers added a huge deck and there is still plenty of room to kick a soccer ball around or build a pool.
If you’re looking for a beautiful home, in a great location, at an excellent price, and in a kid friendly neighborhood—get there fast, we don’t expect this to be on the market for long!