Things may be bigger in Texas, but we’ve found a Dells District cottage that proves a modest footprint can provide everything you need.
Our Tuesday Two Hundred is located at 3518 Virginia Blvd. in this historic Oak Cliff neighborhood. It is wonderfully renovated with some big “behind the scenes” work, including new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and foundation in 2015. That’s peace of mind for a potential buyer.
This house has two bedrooms, one hath, and 1,112 square feet on one story, built in 1935.
Are you familiar with The Dells District? It’s a historic neighborhood that’s up-and-coming in Oak Cliff in part because the houses are both attractive and affordable. This home, located near South Westmoreland Road and West Jefferson Boulevard, is in the heart of the Irwindell area of the Dells District. Irwindell is full of traditional and Tudor-style single-family homes and properties generally range from just over 800 square feet to just over 2,000, and prices usually stay under $300K. As Heritage Oak Cliff writes:
[The Dell neighborhood] was first developed as the Irwindell Addition by a Mr. Irwin in the late 1920s…These homes were typical of the era with steep gabled rooflines, brick archways and porches.
Nestled in a wooded area off a busy street, the neighborhood backs up to the riverbed of Coombs’ Creek. This same creek meanders up through Stevens Park Golf Course and several Oak Cliff developments to the east and north. The Dell District remains a charming enclave of cottages with well- established trees and an excellent potential for first-time homebuyers.
Now, let’s look at this home. Its curb appeal beckons with fresh paint on the siding, a large picture window, and a contemporary front door in a juicy tangerine color. Darling! Even from the outside, this home seems larger than its square footage.
Inside, renovations opened up the living space, crisp clean interior colors, and hardwood floors refinished with a dark stain. The front living room stays bright with large windows and the dining room has a charmed built in with scalloped edging.
The kitchen is the biggest update with Carrera Marble countertops and backsplash, custom white Shaker-style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave.
The bathroom impresses with a European-style shower with frameless door, modern vanity and sink, and large format tile.
The backyard seems surprisingly spacious — a recurring theme throughout this property — and features a covered detached patio and lots of grassy green space.
This Dells District cottage was listed Jan. 25 by Jeremy Whiteker with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $210,000.