The first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Kidd Springs neighborhood in Oak Cliff are the charming smaller cottages, most under 1,800 square feet, with a handful of grand homes sprinkled in. But more often than not, these Kidd Springs cuties come with odd floorplans and upper level masters that aren’t exactly workable for today’s buyers.
Well this week we came across a home that throws all this out the window. Meet 831 Woodlawn Ave. – a sprawling 2,836-square-foot gem, complete with main-floor master suite, and impressive designer upgrades priced to sell at $499,000.
“What distinguishes this home is its size,” says listing agent Jenni Stolarski of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “The first-floor master is one of its more unique features, and the details are all there – spacious closets, fully updated flooring, great lighting and cabinets, fresh paint. It’s ready to move in.”
So who is this home perfect for? Stolarski says it’s all about location, location, location, and affordability.
“I’d love to live here. Seriously! It’s extremely walkable by Dallas standards, just three blocks in one direction to Bishop Arts District, probably the highest concentration of locally-owned restaurants and shops in DFW.”
The four-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home is competitively priced at $175 per square foot. Other homes with similar finish recently sold at or above $200 per square foot, and the neighborhood itself is a major selling point with Kidd Springs Park as the anchor. This weekend they are hosting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for a free outdoor concert with food trucks, picnic areas, and even a “Ladybug Sprinkle” in the Butterfly Garden. It’s this type of community-oriented feel that makes the Oak Cliff neighborhood such a huge draw.
One block to the east, you’re at Kidd Springs Park with inviting playscapes, swimming pool, fields, and recreation center, not to mention it’s just a few blocks from the streetcar to downtown Dallas. Additionally, the home is designed for effortless entertaining with an open airy living space, updated kitchen and dining, and spacious backyard with covered parking – all the trappings of a property that sells quick.
“Honestly, the nearby neighbors I know tend to hang out on their front porches and yards,” added Stolarski. “It’s that awesome combination of urban plus friendly, that makes this place so special.”