Historic Oakhurst Offers Vintage Charm and Value

“Eight minutes from Main Street — paved all the way!” So said the boosters for Oakhurst in the 1920s. Always in search of the ever more elusive starter home, a post on Oakhurst, a neighborhood just east of downtown on the National Register of Historic Places is long overdue. Add into the mix a proud neighborhood association, attractive parks, and close proximity to the Trinity Vision Project, and the future for Oakhurst looks better than bright.

With charming street names like Primrose, Bluebonnet, and Mapleleaf  and quaint cottages from the 1920s through 1940s Oakhurst is reminiscent of Oak Cliff with pricing where Oak Cliff was a decade or so ago. But if you want a piece of the area you had better hurry. Upscale development has already begun along Oakhurst Scenic Drive which will only serve as a catalyst for further development and put additional upward pressure on prices.

And nimble is the key to landing a house in up and coming Oakhurst. Attractively priced properties don’t stay on the market long. Such was the case with 2021 Maple Street which went under contract before I could post, and it’s easy to see why. Attractively framed by two old oaks, the 1941 Craftsman-style house has loads of appeal.

Vintage hardwoods have been refinished and crown molding has been added. Unseen, basic infrastructure, like roof, plumbing, electrical, and gas have undergone recent updates and upgrades.


The kitchen is quaint if a bit quirky. It, too, has been updated with stainless appliances, including a rather serious gas range.

An additional living area features character enhancing beams and Saltillo tiled floors.

The 1,100-square-foot house has three bedrooms and two full baths, one of which is attached to the master and has been renovated with new fittings and marble tile.

The house sits on a large corner lot. The back features a covered porch and attractive, mature landscaping.

Natalie Williams of Keller Williams has priced 2021 Mapleleaf at a bargain $199,000.

Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, and in books and publications including D Home, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and D Home has included him as one of Dallas’ Best Designers for 10 years. Having lived most of his life in Dallas, he now calls Fort Worth home and is one of our experts on beautiful Fort Worth Dirt.

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