On the east side of Interstate 35 a few miles south of downtown Dallas is a hidden gem neighborhood in Oak Cliff with major appeal and affordable houses, Beckley Club Estates. We’ve found a property there with historic appeal married with updated charms. It’s unlike anything else on the market now in North Texas.
Located at 1506 Seevers Ave., this colorful and unusual house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,531 square feet on one story, built in 1926. It offers the opportunity to own a piece of history with modern appeal: A major remodel in 2014 updated electrical, HVAC, windows, and insulation, for instance. It also has incredible backyard space with creek access and a wood deck overlooking the treetops. Let’s take a look at our Tuesday Two Hundred.
This beauty gem lies across a narrow bridge in a North California-style neighborhood of winding streets and steep hills, near East Clarendon Drive and South Beckley Avenue.
Walk through a xeriscaped courtyard and into the house, entering the bright front living room with hardwoods, big windows, a stone fireplace, and maroon walls. Most of the house is painted in colorful hues, an unusual choice for a house on the market. It certainly makes it memorable, although it could be perceived as a negative by buyers who don’t share the same specific tastes.
The nearby open kitchen offers granite countertops, lots of cabinets, breakfast bar, tumbled stone backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop.
A nearby second living area, painted forest green, could be den or office.
The bedrooms all have hardwood floors — no carpet in sight in this house — and are good sized. The master bath has a clawfoot tub, hex floor tile, a pedestal sink, and a large walk-in shower with frameless glass front.
Now, onto the back of the house, which is pretty incredible. From the large wood deck in the treetops, follow the secret stair down to the fire pit and creek. It feels like a treehouse in the woods — what an unusual feature in Dallas.
This home was listed Oct. 4 Carmen DiPenti by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $265,000.