Things that make me happy when I’m surfing MLS:
Interesting ceiling treatments
Unique outdoor spaces
Bookcases. Lots of bookcases.
This house — 2854 Claudette in Ravinia Heights — has all of these things. The warm, gorgeous beadboard ceilings throughout the common areas really make the rooms feel huge without being cold. There are tons of oversized windows letting in natural light and views of the private backyard. And the backyard, which is smaller than average, has a hot tub and a unique deck.
Of course, built-in bookcases are a weakness of mine. My husband is a book collector, and I have my own fair share of hardbacks — mostly style guides, reference books, and classics — that I like to have on display. There isn’t a room in our home that doesn’t have books in it, to tell you the truth!
Another cool feature of this house is the gas fireplace. It doesn’t look toddler friendly, but man, can you imagine having a fire in that sucker? How lovely would that be? Marketed by the Hewitt & Habgood group, this property has tons of Midcentury Modern charm without being outdated.
The kitchen is completely remodeled with new cabinets, granite counters, and glossy black appliances. It’s a galley style kitchen, which is OK considering that it’s open on both sides and doesn’t seem too claustrophobic.
The master suite has a recently remodeled bathroom with glass enclosure, and the second bath has a vessel sink and granite counter. The bedrooms are a little underwhelming, but at this price point — $228,000 — you have plenty of leeway to remodel. Honestly, it’s getting harder and harder to find an affordable home in North Oak Cliff! The market is brisk, so you have to move fast! Some buyers have said that if you’re not putting in an offer the day you tour a home, you can kiss it goodbye!
What’s really great about this home is the North Oak Cliff neighborhood. You’re not so close to the Bishop Arts District to be suffocated by cars every weekend, but you’re not so far that you can’t enjoy a little bike ride over there to enjoy some delicious coffee at Oddfellows or have lunch at Hattie’s, or even brunch at Tillman’s Roadhouse.
What do you like best about this home?