This Oak Cliff Cottage Puts You Within Biking Distance of the BAD

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If you haven’t been to the Bishop Arts District lately, it’s probably because you couldn’t find a place to park, but here’s some good news if you’re not afraid to hop on a 10-speed.

You can buy the cutest little house, move in, and ride on over to the Bish, la Arts, the BAD, or whatever other nicknames you want to call arguably one of the hottest spots in all of Dallas.

Listing agent Jenni Stolarski of Compass lives in Oak Cliff herself. She knows the area and always seems to snag the best houses.

This one with the bright turquoise door located at 1407 Melbourne is no exception. That turquoise door is your first hint that this gem located in Elmwood is a little different. It’s cute with an updated master bath, and even though it’s neutral, it definitely doesn’t feel like everything else.

The current owners made some really fun choices and the next owners will reap all the benefits.

In the kitchen, they painted the bottom cabinets a deep navy, which looks fabulous against the all white tile, walls, and flooring.

The master bath has been completely updated with a new farmhouse-inspired light fixture, statement mirror, freestanding sink, and gorgeous walk-in shower. It’s simple, it’s clean, it’s minimalism done right.

Too bad the artwork and furniture don’t stay with this house because it looks so good in the space.

Overall, this house is a blank canvas with beautiful hardwoods and white walls. Move in and make it your own, but seriously, maybe negotiate that perfect glass-and-brass desk or the super cute wicker bench? We can keep going and we will. Right out the back door.

Out back there’s plenty of room to roam and a mega deck to host all your parties and quiet evenings alone.

Add a string or ten of lights around or across the deck and this place could really shine.

The backyard doesn’t have that too perfect, don’t walk on the grass feel you sometimes find. It invokes the spirit of Oak Cliff, so if wild and free is your spirit landscape, the two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,246-square-foot house just might be for you.

Jenni Stolarski of Compass has listed the cottage at 1407 Melbourne Ave. for a recently reduced price of $229,000.


Nikki Barringer

Nikki Lott Barringer is a licensed real estate agent at Ebby Halliday/Preston-Keller. 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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