This split-level at 2810 W. 9th Street is inside the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Oak Cliff.

You won’t find Rodeo Drive in Dallas’ Beverly Hills, but you will find a storied, deep-rooted neighborhood built by pure grit and generations of human spirit.

According to Heritage Oak Cliff, though Beverly Hills is now part of historic Oak Cliff, it began in the mid-19th century as a small dairy farming community on part of the McCoombs and McCracken Surveys outside the city of Oak Cliff. But its history stretches across the Trinity River.

In 1855, a group of immigrants from Switzerland, Belgium, and mostly France – called the European and American Society of Colonization to Texas – purchased 640 acres of former Peters Colony land for their Utopian settlement, La Reunion, where they had the freedom to pursue their political beliefs.

Coombs Creek cuts through the center of the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Oak Cliff.


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North Oak Cliff is a treasure trove of architecturally significant homes. Charles Dilbeck is one notable name in Dallas architecture, and from 1932 to 1970, he designed more than 600 houses in the city, recognizable for their welcoming presence, rough-hewn architecture, and romantic details, like turrets, balconies, multiple chimneys and decorative brickwork, according to Preservation Dallas.

Several of his homes are in North Oak Cliff’s L.O. Daniel neighborhood. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is just west of this area, at 2819 W. 9th St., near Davis and Westmoreland, near Beverly Hills. This home is not a Dilbeck, but parts of it echo his style, a 1950’s 2-1 with 1,419 square feet, sitting on 0.33 acres of land on Coombs Creek.

It was listed Jan. 21 by Jenni Stolarski with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International for $209,000. Let’s take a look inside and see what makes it special.


By Karen Eubank

A perfect example of really great living in the Lakewood area hits the market today, and we’ll be talking about it on Daybreak with Ron Corning tomorrow bright and early at 6:30 a.m. TUNE IN!

The master bedroom inside 1409 San Rafael

Four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, four fireplaces, a media room and even a custom wine room. (Never mind that Tim Headington takes it up a notch to a champagne tasting room! ) This house will knock you off your feet (or lose you) before you ever meander to the lush back yard at 1409 San Rafael. Two thirds of an acre, there’s a covered outdoor kitchen with a Vermont Castings gas grill and a stainless steel sink. A flat screen TV hangs over the outdoor fireplace and we can roast marshmallows on the blue crushed crystal gas fire pit while catching up on GCB.

Living room inside 1409 San Rafael

So new to the maket, we’ll have to add in our links later!

The house is quite new, built in 2007 and every detail has been thoroughly thought out, as old world elegance meets new world lifestyle and energy efficiency that really floats sales in this part of town. That’s especially important when you’re talking 5,216 square feet. The custom curved staircase, beamed ceilings and hand scraped wood floors are flawless. What impressed me though, is the builder installed Low- E windows throughout the house. When you’ve got floor to ceiling windows overlooking the back yard, energy is an issue no matter what the price point. There’s more green sensibility in the house with ceiling fans, tankless water heaters and three zones of heat and air.

Kitchen inside 1409 San Rafael

The kitchen is a dream. You name it and it’s there: top of the line Viking appliances, Asko dishwasher, microwave drawer (love those), double ovens and a granite island. I hope someone who actually cooks buys this hose! Say, doesn’t former The Next Food Network Star Lisa Garza need a new house? This one is so close to her restaurant Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar that she could pop home for a swim.

Luxurious pool at 1409 San Rafael

I’m saving the best for last. There’s a PANIC room or SAFE room, secretly located behind a bookcase in the Media Room. These are mightly handy come storms like we had last week, or someone being stalked for her Sriracha sauce.

Well, it might not be quite as safe now that we’ve spilled the beans!

Priced at $1,590,000.