1030 Kings Hwy Front

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Living

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Dining

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Kitchen

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Bath

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!)

1030 Kings Hwy Windows

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!

1030 Kings Hwy Backyard

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?

Jefferson Bike Lanes(Photo: Evans Caglage/Dallas Morning News)

 

1030 Kings Hwy Front

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Living

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Dining

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Kitchen

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.

1030 Kings Hwy Bath

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!)

1030 Kings Hwy Windows

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!

1030 Kings Hwy Backyard

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?

Jefferson Bike Lanes(Photo: Evans Caglage/Dallas Morning News)

 

Love this house! Signs that we are having a little bubble blip here, this is a SPEC home my dear readers! Not yet even on the market, or just went on, I know they just swifter-ed the floors. If you are seeking a brand-new construction in University Park by a quality builder, look no further than 3129 Purdue. Hawkins-Welwood just finished this 5456 (I think) square foot smooth, soft traditional with a touch of contempo charm. (LOVE the light fixtures and hardware.) Beautiful tidy .22 acre lot on Purdue just east of Hillcrest, but not crammed at the Central end. You get a beautiful downstairs with living/dining split by the center foyer, family and kitchen ahead. The living room has one of those large closet office deals off it, with built-in desks and drawers, which could be a hidden office. Every house needs one of these. When I see a neat office, I see an office that is never used or the owner has just popped some speed to clean it up. Ben Coats, who is working with John Hawkins, tells me this way, the room can be a formal living room or a formal office — the real work will be done in this nook. You’ve got a great kitchen and patio with fireplace. Upstairs, a bonus or game room over the two car garage, four bedrooms including a knock out master, and very large laundry. I have asked for the recipe for these dark wood floors, just yummy. I like the spacious hall surrounding the main staircase (there are two staircases) and the hall skylights. There is a bedroom to the right of the master that could be used as an upstairs office, or to expand the master, or a nursery. I am a bit upset there is not one bedroom on the first level, as you need it whether for elderly parents or an injured child. When my son broke his leg in kindergarten, I vowed to have a downstairs bedroom and full bath in my next house as I lugged him up the stairs, cast and all. And that house, R.I.P., had steps all over the place, including a one-step down in the kitchen that was tile. That no one broke a limb or tooth on that is a miracle. But I digress: Ben assures me there is room for an elevator in this home to scoot your injured fanny upstairs, so lack of a downstairs boudoir is moot.    These photos, by the way, are from a great firm called Shoot to Sell. I’ve promised Richard credit for his photos and sometimes I forget. (The guy is an effing genius!)

So there, Monday Morning Millionaire for less than $2 million: Ben told me $1,999,999 or somewhere therein. Really worth a look/see.