Graceful, stylish living claims its space as our Thursday Three Hundred, a 1941 stone cottage in North Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village.
Sitting on an elevated lot, the property at 2311 Lawndale Dr. is one of the original houses in the area. It retains an authentic feel of that era with its architectural details and some vintage features. But the owners’ recent renovations brought it up to date and created the kind of features that make buyers speed-dial their Realtor. Think marble hexagon tile in the guest bathroom, rich cabinetry in the kitchen (and plenty of it), and refinished original hardwoods.
“There’s a very nice layout and for the size of the house, you’re getting a lot of openness,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey with Dave Perry-Miller Intown. “There’s great flow from living to dining room with an original arch that opens into the kitchen.”
The marriage between original and updated is flawless in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. Its 1,544 square feet are indeed well appointed and create the perception of much more space.
Stevens Park Village is one of North Oak Cliff’s most picturesque neighborhoods, situated at the northernmost part of the area. Bounded by Remond Drive to the north, North Hampton Road to the east, Fullerton Drive to the west, and Fort Worth Avenue to the south, it is a small, tightly-knit neighborhood of around 100 houses, Dipprey says. It has arching shade trees, wide medians, friendly parks, and great views of downtown Dallas from many of the lots. The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League calls it, “one of the most hidden neighborhoods in Dallas’ Hidden City.”
“Most of the homes in that neighborhood offer stone construction and very unique architecture — it’s an eclectic mix,” he said. “It’s a walkable community with a lot of development [on the edges], like townhomes on Fort Worth Avenue and a mixed-use development going in just south of Fort Worth Avenue.”
This house is five miles to downtown Dallas — a straight shot up Commerce — and minutes from the Bishop Arts District and Sylvan 30. The location really is ideal, with easy proximity to interstates 30 and 35, as well. You can get where you need to go around Dallas fast.
The living room, located just over the threshold, is light-filled with a gas-log fireplace, recessed lights, and soothing, soft blue on the walls. Through the arch is the dining room, with an on-trend charcoal-colored paint, built-in bookshelf niche with wallpapered back, crown moulding, and enough space for a fairly large table.
Through the dining room (and another arch) is the kitchen, a renovated and highly functional room with a lot more space than you would expect in a home of this era. So many cabinets! There are also granite countertops, slate floor, tumbled stone backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and wine refrigerator.
The bedrooms, like the kitchen, are larger than usual for a 1941 house, made to feel even bigger by the natural light from multiple windows. A sunroom functions as a bonus space off the two bedrooms, painted a cheerful, minty green. The master’s ensuite bathroom features vintage pink tile, a fantastic touch.
This property is generously sized, and the gated backyard feels spacious with landscaping, mature trees, storage shed, lots of grassy green space, and a two-car detached garage.
This home was listed March 20 by Dipprey for $339,000. There is an open house this Sunday, March 26, from 3-5 p.m.