2819 W 9th A

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.


So I was having lunch with two Realtors last week and I said, tell me the truth, the market really sucks, right? Here’s what they said: yes, it’s slow and not at all like it was in the boom.


Give me a great home that is well-priced, and it will sell. It’s happening all over town. End of story.

So I went hunting for some solds, and naturally I looked at super agent Becky Frey’s website. This Hill Country-esque home did not languish on the market for long, it’s previous owners now off happily building an empty nester pad. Listed at $1,999,000,on a whopping 1.17 acres of wooded land in North Dallas, the 1994 custom built home screams Texas Hill Country. (is that a clue?) Stone facade, standing seam metal roof & covered porches, a galley entry with full view to back porch & yard. Master is downstairs with a huge walk-in cedar closet & sunny bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and playroom. Outside is a veritable vacation land with pool, creek, 3-car garage. Inside note: I know the owners, and during the ice storm they were without electricity for a week yet the fireplaces and excellent insulation in this home kept them toasty.

Know of any recent solds? What made them move? What’s the secret sauce to selling a home in today’s market — must be mid century, Texas Hill Country? If you know, for God’s sake, spill it, man!