Historic Meets Hip In the Thoughtful Renos of this Gorgeous Elmwood Home

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Historic, vintage appeal meets modern, hip style in our Tuesday Two Hundred, a 1935 Elmwood home in Oak Cliff.

Located at 1230 Elmwood Blvd., the renovations to this sweet spot create an upgraded, high-tech home with personality galore. The renovations are well above what you’d expect to find in a home under $300K. For example, a home automation system works in concert with smart light switches throughout the home, Amazon Echo, Nest thermostat, garage door, and smoke/carbon dioxide detectors. Another high-end splurge: quartz countertops in the kitchen, bathrooms, and bar area.

This home has two bedrooms, two living areas, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 1,616 square feet on two stories, located nearW. Clarendon Drive and S. Edgefield Avenue. It just listed New Year’s Day, so let’s take a look before some lucky buyer swoops in and makes an offer.


The upgrades aren’t just inside. On the exterior, there’s a new 30-year roof, new low-E windows, fresh paint, brand new landscaping, new garage door and opener, and a new fence. All this with the mature trees and the curb appeal is darling.

Inside, get ready to be wowed. The renovations created an open floorplan in the common areas. Open the front door and the front living area features a bar area with a built-in wine refrigerator, 3-centimeter quartz countertops, custom cabinets, and light sconces. There is also new crown molding and baseboards everywhere. Those lovely hardwoods run throughout the home (no carpet in sight!), as does the recessed lighting and new paint.

Around the corner, the kitchen offers new custom cabinets with contemporary brushed steel pulls, 3-centimeter quartz counters, large island, recessed and pendant lights, hardwood floors, glass subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and built-in microwave.

The second living room, just off the kitchen, is painted a dramatic black and features an original fireplace, lots of windows, plenty of space, and those same hardwoods and recessed lights. Nearby is the new laundry room with new plumbing.

With unique architectural curves and niches, the two bedrooms stand out, and their closets are bigger than you’d expect in a 1935 house.

Both bathrooms received big updates. The half bath is a new (and very smart) addition to the house, with quartz counters, custom cabinet, and a vessel sink. The centerpiece of the full bathroom is the walk-in shower with frameless glass doors and on-trend tile treatment. There’s also a custom vanity, 3-centimeter quartz countertops, recessed lights, and all new fixtures.

This home is listed by Adam Murphy with Rogers Healy and Associates for $299,900.
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Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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  1. LonestarBabs says

    The street view, while tidy, is rather jarring with those windows that do not seem to align with the character of the house. And my pet peeve: garage doors that either do not match the color scheme of the exterior or are of a generic big-box style to indicate focus on cost containment. Perhaps a carriage style door would be more appropriate?

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