Find Your Creekside Retreat In This Beckley Club Estates Cottage

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Tucked away next to the Dallas Zoo is an adorable, eclectic neighborhood filled with a mix of houses in a variety of sizes and styles – from 1920s Tudors to 1950s Moderns.

It’s called Beckley Club Estates, it’s right off Interstate 35, and listing agent Bill Farrell found it years ago by accident. This is his second home in the neighborhood and he absolutely loves it, which is why he’s the perfect listing agent for 132 South Shore Drive.

Farrell said the creeks winding through the neighborhood were once man-made lakes, and when Beckley Club Estates was originally established, the sales center was in the middle of the lake.

Though it’s not a designated historic neighborhood, the residents are active in improvements and get together on the reg. Farrell said the first Friday of every month, one homeowner hosts a Happy Hour so you can meet up and talk about everything from the latest wild peacock spotting to the ease of your commute when you call this heavily treed community home.

Which brings us to 132 South Shore Drive proper. It’s a colorful, artistic cottage with delightful blue siding, a vibrant green door and sunny yellow walls in the kitchen.

You’ll notice a variety of fun tile throughout the house including an entire wall of aquamarine mosaic in the bathroom and a modern, 3D white tile on the fireplace which is now just a showpiece. That’s not by accident, the current owners had tile connections, baby.

Out back there’s a gigantic deck that overlooks Cedar Creek for a little slice of seclusion and privacy. All the trees, landscaping and stone make this home a keeper for sure.

As for the history of 132 South Shore, Farrell shared a little of that, too. Apparently, the current owners found a forgotten script in the attic that belonged to former owners Bayne and Netha Stanton. Netha was in several movies, including the 1996 made-for-TV movie A Promise to Carolyn starring Swoozie Kurtz and Delta Burke. DELTA!

If you’d like to tour this home that’s once removed from Hollywood, reach out to Bill Farrell. He’s listed 132 South Shore, a three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,745-square-foot cottage, for $249,900.


Nikki Barringer

Nikki Lott Barringer is a licensed real estate agent at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. She’s also a freelance writer that loves interior design and architecture. Though she will never remember if it’s Midcentury or mid-century and honestly, she’s okay with that. Other fun facts: Nikki loves cake for breakfast, shopping online, and powerwalking her pants off. She’s also much younger than her hobbies would lead you to believe.

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