North Cliff Minimal Traditional Bungalow Scores Points for Vintage-Update Mix

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North CliffWhen you ask Realtors to pitch their listings, it becomes hard to pick which one to feature — and that’s a great problem to have. This week’s Tuesday Two Hundred is in North Cliff and is a great example of how you can mix well-cared-for vintage aspects of your historic home with new, thoughtful updates.

Tucked into the North Cliff Conservation District in North Oak Cliff, 2736 Ivandell Ave. is a Minimal Traditional Bungalow built in 1947. Priced right at $250,000, the three-bedroom, two-bath home is just shy of three miles from Bishop Arts.

Outside, the curb appeal is in the charming brickwork and the large treed lot. “The brick style is unique and is reportedly called ‘bread and butter,’” said listing agent Katrina Whatley with Ultima Real Estate.

Inside, the sellers have clearly embraced the more well-preserved aspects of their vintage abode, from the obviously retro tilework in the bathrooms to the design and layout of the kitchen.

But there are also well-chosen updates, from the open concept living and dining rooms, the porcelain faux bois wood flooring, and the office space off the living room.

The sellers have also addressed the more practical aspects, too. The 30-year roof was added 11 years ago, and the windows are also newer, Whatley said.

The backyard is perfect for family games of tag, and is even large enough to add a deck or outdoor dining space.

The home is also in the stellar Molina High School feeder pattern. Molina High met state standards with four distinctions last year, and Salazar Elementary met standard with six distinctions. Stockard Middle School is making similar strides, and met standard last year.

And if that wasn’t enough, North Cliff is less than a mile from the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, and about two miles from Kiest Park.


Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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