2041 Mayflower (left) and 2036 Old Orchard (right) in Stevens Park Village

Jenni Stolarski and Rob Puckett of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s are marketing two Stevens Park Estates homes that back up to one another and sit next to the fifth green of Stevens Park Golf Course —2036 Old Orchard and 2041 Mayflower — as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a family to be really close without moving in with each other.

Think of it like that final scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding where the newlyweds move in next to the Parthenon-like home of the Portokaloses — you can have your mother and father (or in-laws!) right next door to hang out with the kids, but they’re not hanging around in their underwear, griping about the plumbing in the mother-in-law suite of your very own abode.


Here’s what you do: Set the family up in the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Old Orchard and have the grandparents in the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath bungalow on Mayflower. Both homes are in tip-top shape, with the Old Orchard house marketed for $335,000 and the Mayflower home (goes on MLS Friday) in the neighborhood of $339,000. Those are amazing prices for corner lots in a very popular area!

There’s no alley to separate the two homes, which together, Stolarski says, sit on around 3/4 of an acre. That’s plenty of room for everyone to run around.

Now, the Mayflower home is gorgeous and updated, with tons of great finishes. Every room is lovely, and it’s just asking for someone with a whole lifetime’s worth of beautiful objects to fill its shelves and nooks.

The Old Orchard home screams “family,” with the brick floors, eat-in kitchen, and vegetable garden. There’s tons of character, too!

And the location is amazing. North Oak Cliff is booming, and it really doesn’t get much better than living next to Stevens Park Golf Course, which was recently redesigned and is such a gem.

Personally, I think it’s a great idea for the family who wants to stay super close. However, I prefer my in-laws in Forney. IJS.

To see photos of both properties, check out the gallery below:


If it were possible to kidnap a house, I’d be down in North Oak Cliff in a heartbeat with a truck.

Actually, I want the fireplace and I want it NOW!

When I first saw the listing, which is new, I about died. I emailed the agent feverishly and asked who the interior designers were who owned this home — so talented!

“The owners are a wonderful young couple with an eye for the aesthetic,” said Brian.  “Where else can a person get 2700 updated square feet with a pool on an excellent block of an excellent neighborhood for $369k???” 

And as an indication of how wonderful the community is, the neighbor’s kids set up an OJ stand and played the violin for guests at Brian’s Open House this past Sunday!

I’m probably going to O/D you on photos, but here’s what you need to know about 1015 North Clinton Ave:

It’s in the beautiful Kessler area of North Oak Cliff, walking distance to the Stevens Park Golf Course and significant parks, as well as to the Bishop Arts District. Period details include a large brick fireplace in the sunny living room, hardwoods throughout, and spacious room sizes. A large first floor room serves as either a study or third bedroom, in addition to a great family room with access to the sparkling pool. Two-car garage has a bonus. Built in 1924, pier and beam, updated, three bedrooms, three baths.

We should really start a CandysDirt wager on how long before this angel goes under contract, but I think that might be illegal, especially when I post it. But seriously, I bet there’s a full price contract come Sunday.

Just tell that darling neighbor kid to get out his violin! (I played violin! It’s hard!)

Price — you won’t believe: $369,000.