Funky and Colorful Artist’s Cottage Is Perfectly Placed in Little Forest Hills

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The grass is always greener in Little Forest Hills, where we’ve found a perfectly delightful artist’s cottage with bright green curb appeal and funky appeal. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 8635 San Benito Way is the perfect retreat in a popular East Dallas neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from White Rock Lake. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, home office, artist’s studio in back, and 1,422 square feet on one story, built in 1938. There’s an open house this Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1-3 p.m. Want a sneak peek? 

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So let’s start with that curb appeal. While a bright green house might seem a little jarring in most Dallas neighborhoods, it’s appropriate in Little Forest Hills. This neighborhood keeps it unique and really doesn’t feel much like Dallas at all. It’s got more of an Austin vibe — in fact, I think I’ve seen a “Keep Little Forest Hills Weird” t-shirt. So yeah. A green house works. 

Location wise, you can’t beat this address, walking distance to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. It’s minutes from downtown Dallas, Casa Linda Shopping Center, Whole Foods, Natures Market, and White Rock Market for local, seasonal produce, artisan foods, and craft goods. 

Inside, the house keeps up its one-of-a-kind vibe with an open floorplan and unusual features. Flooring is wood and carries through most of the house. The kitchen is memorable with its architecture and a six-burner commercial-grade gas range, lots of counter space, and a red tile backsplash. Nice.  

The master bedroom has updated bath and awesome 8-by-11 walk-in closet. The room itself has built-ins and plenty of natural light. The other bedrooms also have built-ins and they all have hardwoods.

In back, there’s a covered porch, screened porch, and stone walkways. At the very back of the property is a tiny building that is an artist’s studio, surrounded by mature trees. 

This home was listed Nov. 24 by Franceanna M. Campagna with Campagna Real Estate for $325,000

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Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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  1. LonestarBabs says

    Full of personality, but a pic of the living room loo isn’t a good view! Should have kept the door shut for that shot.

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