We love a great before and after in real estate and there’s a home in Oak Cliff’s Oak Park Estates that fits the bill. It has gone from dumpy to darling with a recent renovation that created an open floorplan.
Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1529 Briarcrest Dr. sits on a corner lot of almost a third of an acre with lovely mature trees, a 2017 roof, and a location that is walking distance to Kiest Park. This home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two dining areas, and 2,055 square feet on one story, built in 1961.
This house is near West Kiest Boulevard and South Polk Street, just off Five Mile Creek and the southeast corner of the 263-acre Kiest Park. There, you’ll find a rec center, multiple sports fields, a playground, trails, and picnic and garden areas, among other amenities.
Check out the “before” photos below to appreciate the scale of the changes this house has seen. It used to be a traditional ranch-style layout, complete with wood paneling and turquoise laminate countertops in a bathroom. The bones were good, but the look was dated and dark.
With several walls gone, the floorplan in the common areas is totally open, with clear lines of sight from the front door to the kitchen. The vinyl wood flooring in this area looks like the real deal, illuminated by new LED recessed lights. The living area is anchored by a fireplace with a contemporary stacked stone fireplace. New windows look marvelous, too.
The kitchen wows with a fabulous tile backsplash, custom island, gray Shaker-style cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range.
In all four bedrooms you’ll find new carpeting and the master has an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower. All the bathrooms have been updated with new tile, granite countertops, new vanities, and fixtures.
In back, there’s lots of grassy green space and mature trees, as well as a fence.
This home was listed June 23 by Dorothy Valiente with Net Worth Realty of Dallas/Ft. Worth for $329,950, reduced to $324,950.