Think You Need Big Bucks for Half an Acre of Dallas Land? Not So In Brettonwoods

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If you’d love a home on a little more land, but assumed you’d need a hefty budget to afford it, cast your eye to the Brettonwoods neighborhood in Oak Cliff. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 3123 Gladiolus Ln. sits on half an acre, a renovated and beautiful home near West Ledbetter Drive and South Westmoreland Road. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,033 square feet, built in 1962. And believe it or not, it is listed for $350,000.

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This part of Oak Cliff is hilly and driving through Brettonwoods, you’ll discover why people find this to be a special neighborhood. It’s a well-kept secret, close to the 263-acre Kiest Park with its rec center, sports fields, playground, and trails. It’s a short drive to the Bishop Arts District and nine miles south of downtown Dallas. 

This custom home underwent an extensive remodel in 2014. It has a long list of new features, including new roof in 2013, updated electrical panel in 2016, and in 2014, plumbing, a SEER 14 HVAC, AC ducts, R30 insulation, and low-E windows. These are the kind of “behind-the-scenes” updates that impress buyers. 

The common areas feature an open floorplan with vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, big windows, and a combination of red oak hardwood and travertine tile floors. The living area is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with contemporary surround and nearby French doors lead to the backyard with mature trees, a cedar privacy fence, and patio area. Lots of room for a swimming pool if future owners want.

The kitchen received tons of improvements in renovation, including granite countertops, custom cabinets, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop. Nearby is a utility room lots of pantry space. 

The large master suite includes hardwood floors, a lovely bath with glass shower, and a large walk-in closet.

This home was listed Sept. 9 Barbara Macleod with Dallas City Center Realtors.

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