It is getting harder and harder to find single family houses in the under-$200K range in Dallas. Developers certainly aren’t building them, and previously owned homes are selling for bigger bucks.
That’s why we love the It’s My Mansion column of CandysDirt.com. It features the less-expensive properties that shine.
Today, we’ve found a real cutie in North Oak Cliff at 1111 Cascade Ave. Located near W. Claredon Street and S. Tyler Street, this Elmwood cottage has Craftsman echoes and charmed style. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,133 square feet, built in 1923. It’s just a few blocks from Greiner Park, Winnetka Heights, Bishop Arts, and the greenbelt along the Elmwood Branch of Cedar Creek.
Elmwood is an established neighborhood in North Oak Cliff, with mature, arching shade trees and gently rolling hills. This area was once the Tennessee Farm dairy, consisting of 640 acres, purchased in the early 1920s by developer Frank Jester. Most of the homes in the neighborhood date from then through the 1950s. You’ll find Craftsman bungalows, Tudor cottages, and ranches. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by DART Red Line, on the south by Illinois Avenue, on the east by Polk Street, and on the west by Hampton Road.
This cottage was one of the first built in Elmwood, and it has been maintained beautifully. The drive-up appeal is all cottage charm, with native landscaping and pops of red on the house. Inside, there are refinished hardwood floors everywhere except the bathroom—no carpet in sight.
Its modest footprint—just over 1,100 square feet—offers a flexible floorplan with lots of options. The property is staged well to show off that function and flow. The front living room leads directly into a formal dining room and the kitchen. The bedrooms feel big and bright, and the one bathroom is adorable. There’s also a sunroom in back that is being used as a home office, overlooking the backyard, where there’s a garden, seating, landscaping, and mature trees.
This Elmwood cottage was listed Aug. 12 by Justin Easterling with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $179,900.