This Oak Cliff Midcentury Achieves Marvelous Indoor-Outdoor Connection

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One of the goals of midcentury architecture was to foster a sense of connection between indoor living spaces and the outside. One 1962 Oak Cliff house achieves that beautifully through thoughtful design and offers enviable views.  

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 808 Wood River Rd. is perfectly perched on an oversized lot with tons of large windows, a loft area with views, and multiple access points to the front and backyard spaces. 

This home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half baths, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,647 square feet on two stories, built in 1962 and sitting on 0.33 acres, with multiple mature pecan trees and landscaping. 

This house in in the Glen Oaks neighborhood of Oak Cliff, near West Red Bird Lane and South Polk Street. The neighborhood contains more than 1,200 homes, built between 1953 and 1967. As Heritage Oak Cliff writes, this area is a hidden treasure. 

Glen Oaks is a Dallas treasure because it is a well-appointed naturally cloistered community that is just seven miles south of Downtown…The meaning of the Glen Oaks community goes very deep. The land, once the Holland Farm is choice — a rich and rolling land punctuated with some of the most beautiful oak trees to be found in all of Dallas. Quiet serenity in a pastoral setting, so rich an environment is ideal for rearing of children. Seeds long ago planted at the Holland Farm and by owners of these homes continue to bring forth blossom and fruit during [the] spring season. 

The floorplan flows naturally from one well-defined space to another — one of the first stops after the entryway is a formal living room and its gorgeous hardwood floors carry through many of the common spaces.  

A renovated kitchen is more contemporary, with espresso-colored flat-front cabinets, granite countertops, a sleek farm sink, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. 

The master bedroom has a sliding door leading to the back patio and the ensuite bathroom is updated with a body-spray shower and designer tile treatment. 

In back, the yard has in-ground sprinklers, towering trees, and an outdoor studio space. 

This home was listed Sept. 12 by Christina Bristow Martinez with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $349,000.

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

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  1. Sean M. says

    I would love a home like that here in Richardson, but I know it would be a lot more than $349K. The terrazzo tiled entry takes me back to one of my childhood homes. Very nice staging of the home as well.

  2. The_Overdog says

    The kitchen work triangle is literally a triangle! Also the some Christmas, some current photography thing they have going on is really throwing me off. Not sure what is going on there.

    The 2nd story addition is also very ugly, and done cheaply. But is probably not too expensive to fix. Was there some company that specialized in those in the early 1980s kind of timeframe? DFW is literally littered with them. I’d like to hear their story.

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