The Birthplace of Bastille on Bishop Could Be Your New Tiny Home or Two

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Over in Oak Cliff, within walking distance to the Bishop Arts District, you’ll find the cutest little tiny house. But what makes this tiny house EVEN CUTER is the TINIER tiny house that’s set on the same property.

Yeah, that’s what we said. TWO TINY HOUSES on the same dang property. Can you even handle it?! Did your heart literally just explode, (but not like literally, we mean figuratively, of course)?!

Because it should. What would one do with two tiny homes? Totally up to you. Live in one, Airbnb the other; Airbnb both; live in both but create an alter ego for one just for fun.

Okay, maybe the alter ego is a stretch, but the Airbnb isn’t. We’ve heard that Airbnb rentals are up to pre-COVID numbers, so now is NOT a bad time to pounce.

And while there are so many great things to say about both of these houses – super cute (duh), refinished hardwoods, some new windows, minimalist design with maximalist efficiency – there’s one way more major thing to point out… 

This front yard – the large, expansive one with the two shady pecan trees and crushed granite pathway – is the very front yard where Bastille on Bishop started. (And P.S. Today is Bastille day so HAPPY BASTILLE DAY!!)

Long before Bastille on Bishop outgrew its Bishop Arts venue, it outgrew this yard, owned then and now (at least for a little longer) by Oak Cliff local and Burgundy, France, native Pierrette Lacour.

Years and years ago (she’s lived on N. Clinton for a total of 17), she started the party as a way to share food and wine (like, lots of wine) with neighbors and friends. Then she teamed up with Jason Roberts and Better Block and they made it a bigger, official deal down on Bishop Ave.

And THEN when those numbers swelled to 5,000, they made it an even bigger deal with a two-day split celebration on Bishop Ave. and Flora Street in the Arts District. (And this year they STILL kept it going with “Bastille in a Box,” a presale that presold long ago.)

While Lacour won’t stay with the house, obviously, her spirit certainly will. That’s some majorly good vibes and juju and everything else that’s being thrown in for free. Now, just to recap, that’s two tiny houses – the larger of which is a 614-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath – and a Citroën’s worth of sunshiny, community karma, all for $325,000.

If you’re wondering how on Earth two tiny houses, built in 1922, came to live on their own lot just a *few* years before the tiny house movement, listing agent, and Oak Cliff specialist Jenni Stolarski did a little digging. It seems this lot used to belong to the lot next door with the big brick house. It was only separated into two parcels in 1999. And THAT’S your Oak Cliff history lesson for the day. Class dismissed.

If you’re interested in making your tiniest dreams come true, reach out to Stolarski for a showing of 935 N. Clinton Ave. These houses just listed and likely won’t last long. (Editor’s note: That was fast! It’s already pending!)

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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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