I read about the brand new, two-way buffered bike lanes that were installed on Jefferson Boulevard today and I thought, “As a way to honor this long sought-after accomplishment, we should feature an Oak Cliff home for our Tuesday Two Hundred.” I started rummaging through MLS and my jaw dropped. Folks, you will not believe what I found.
This prairie four-square at 1030 Kings Highway is just an unbelievable value. People, I am pinching myself. Priced at just $249,000, this home boasts 2,320 square feet with three bedrooms, two full baths, an incredible upstairs sunroom, renovated downstairs, and a gorgeous kitchen.
Marketed by Cox Partners of David Griffin Realtors, this house is perfect for a family that wants all the charm of living in a historic home without all the work! It’s in a great neighborhood, as the Kings Highway Conservation District is incredibly active and is taking steps to make the area even better.
This house was built in 1925 and the sellers have maintained all that charm through an extensive renovation. The stained glass windows, painted beams, arched doorways, and hardwood floors have all been restored. This home also has a gorgeous kitchen with brand new cabinets that feature task lighting and glass doors.
The master suite is downstairs, which is great for a family with older kids. The downstairs bedroom is a modest size, though, at only 11-by-11. If you are conscientious, you could make it work. I do like how the owners have used the same tile throughout the home. I’m sure it saved them on materials costs, and it does keep the home cohesive, a problem with many renovated historic structures.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms — one a whopping 25-by-13 — that share a full bath. Also upstairs is an incredible sunroom. This spot would be perfect for a play area. Stick the kids TV upstairs with all their toys and you can keep your downstairs detritus free! (Wishful thinking, I know, but it’s possible!)
The backyard is quaint, but has a lovely deck that will be great for outdoor gatherings. There appears to be quite a lot of shade, so it’s doubtful you’ll be able a huge garden. Still, there’s room for that chicken coop!
Of course, the best part about this house and its location is that now, because of the bike lanes on the Jefferson Viaduct, you can cycle to your office downtown without having to negotiate dangerous drivers. What more can you ask for?