Escape the Big-City Feel on this Brettonwoods Home’s Heavily Wooded Lot


Driving into the Brettonwoods neighborhood of Oak Cliff, it’s hard to believe you’re just ten miles southwest of downtown Dallas.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred sits on a third of an acre at 2515 Gladiolus Ln., near West Ledbetter Drive and South Hampton Road. It’s heavily treed with a quaint picket fence in front, cozy outdoor living space, and small, gently rolling hills nearby. It’s a few blocks from the 263-acre Kiest Park, offering a mix of nature and sports facilities, including tennis and swimming, as well as a rec center and trails.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 2,475 square feet on one story, built in 1957. There’s an open house this Sunday, May 21, from 1-4 p.m. Let’s get a sneak peek! 

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Prior to the 1950s, the place now known as Brettonwoods was farmland and woods nestled along Crow Creek, according to the neighborhood association. The area is bounded by West Ledbetter Drive on the south, North Hampton Road on the east, Kiestwood Trail on the north, and Boulder Drive to the west. (Interesting tidbit: the modern wheeled luggage carrier was patented by an inventor living on Gladiolus in 1963.) Here’s what else the association says about the area’s history:

Much of Brettonwoods was originally part of the Overton farm. In the early 1950s, the Overton family began to sell tracts of land along the woodlands of Crow Creek and the open farmland to the north of the neighborhood. Despite the growth surrounding it, Brettonwoods has maintained its country and eclectic lifestyle with Crow Creek and its environs still providing home to numerous farm animals, including chickens, goats, and even silkworms. The winding streets and the towering trees in the southern sector of Oak Cliff [are] home to a variety of houses built mostly in the 1950s, which include ranches, traditional, and midcentury moderns…There are about 500 households, with most structures ranging from 1950 to 1960.

At this property, the front lawn is lush and green, framed nicely by the picket fence and accented by multiple seating areas and landscaping beds.

Inside, the updated kitchen is the heart of the home with gray cabinets, contemporary brushed nickel pulls, quartz countertops, a cool decorative backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Renovations have partially opened this galley kitchen to the living and dining areas, a nice touch.

The living-dining area features light-colored bamboo floors, a skylight, and a painted brick fireplace with an oversized mantel. The glass block wall in this area feels outdated, but it does allow for tons of natural light from the bonus room.

That room also has built-in cabinets, a skylight, as well as numerous windows. Perfect for a home office or kids’ play room.

The three bedrooms are good sized with the same bamboo flooring — no carpet in sight! Plenty of natural light adds to the appeal.

In back, you’ll find a a large concrete slab patio, fire pit, mature trees, and plenty of grassy green space. There’s also covered parking for two cars and a tool shed.

This home was listed May 12 by DeCarla Anderson with Dave Perry-Miller InTown for $259,000.

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