Before Lake Cliff Park became the serene green space it is today, it was an epicenter of entertainment in the early 1900s built to attract potential homeowners to the casual lifestyle that Oak Cliff was beginning to create. Across the street from the park along Blaylock Drive, early residents built beautiful homes ranging in architectural style from Neoclassical, Colonial Revival, and Tudor to Craftsman and Prairie.
One of those grand homes was a 1925 build at 800 Blaylock that was later torn down, leaving the lot vacant for years. Reviving the charm of the past, there’s a new Neoclassical beauty on the block, a brand new duplex built by Centre Living Homes at 802 and 804 Blaylock Drive in the Lake Cliff Historical District listed individually for $450,000.
“Centre Living worked in concert with the city of Dallas to get the design and build approved in keeping with the fabric and history of the community,” says Michael Varnes of Centre Living Homes. “We drew a lot of inspiration from homes in the neighborhood. It’s a beautiful piece of property that really fits into the wonderful character of Oak Cliff.”
You’ll find quality touches throughout the home including 5-inch reclaimed hardwood floors, shiplap walls, and upgraded wall construction that provides better sound insulation than you’d find otherwise.
Each home has three bedrooms, two and half-baths with 2,336 square feet of living space including an open living area that flows into casual dining and the kitchen with breakfast bar seating.
The chef-inspired kitchen is a real beauty. It features quartz countertops, prep island with sink, statement tile backsplash, and stainless steel Kitchenaid appliances including built-in microwave, gas cooktop, dishwasher, and oven. For kitchen storage, you have the best of both worlds. Open shelves made from local reclaimed railroad ties offer beautiful display space for your favorite wares. For everything else that fills your kitchen, you have plentiful cabinet and drawer space.
Enjoy a second living area upstairs in the large 15 x 14 game room that has a private balcony covered with views of Lake Cliff Park.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms including the master suite that features dual vanities, walk-in closets, and an oversized frameless shower. The laundry room is conveniently located on the second floor, just on the other side of the linen closet.
Blaylock is just a short walk to Bishop Arts, the upcoming 36-acre Oak Farms development, and Dallas’s second Deck Park.
Michael Varnes of Centre Living Homes is showing 802 and 804 Blaylock Drive on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.