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Stevens Park Village is a hidden gem of a neighborhood in North Oak Cliff, and our Tuesday Two Hundred is itself an rare and beautiful find. 

The strikingly renovated North Oak Cliff midcentury modern at 3144 Touraine Dr. shines with a modern and functional floorplan, smart design choices, and higher-end upgrades. The staging is perfection, highlighting the great flow and adding some serious style to show off its character.  

This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,457 square feet on one story, built in 1963. It was just listed Friday, so let’s take a tour before someone snatches it up.  

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Stevens Park Village

Graceful, stylish living claims its space as our Thursday Three Hundred, a 1941 stone cottage in North Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village.

Sitting on an elevated lot, the property at 2311 Lawndale Dr. is one of the original houses in the area. It retains an authentic feel of that era with its architectural details and some vintage features. But the owners’ recent renovations brought it up to date and created the kind of features that make buyers speed-dial their Realtor. Think marble hexagon tile in the guest bathroom, rich cabinetry in the kitchen (and plenty of it), and refinished original hardwoods.

“There’s a very nice layout and for the size of the house, you’re getting a lot of openness,” said listing agent Ged Dipprey with Dave Perry-Miller Intown. “There’s great flow from living to dining room with an original arch that opens into the kitchen.”

The marriage between original and updated is flawless in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. Its 1,544 square feet are indeed well appointed and create the perception of much more space.

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stevens park village homes for sale

Stevens Park Village is one of North Oak Cliff’s most picturesque neighborhoods, situated at the northernmost past of the area. First developed between 1939 and 1941, the neighborhood has arching shade trees, wide medians, friendly parks, awesome views of downtown Dallas, and tons of charming homes.

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 2318 W. Colorado Blvd. is one of the neighborhood originals, built in 1940 with 1,922 square feet, three bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.

It was listed Dec. 29 by Callan Harrison with Allie Beth Allman and Associates for $365K, and reduced yesterday to $359,000. Let’s take a look inside!

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Yes, there’s a house behind those overgrown bushes at 1231 Walter Drive. (Photos: Jo England)

On the other side of Fort Worth Avenue, just off of W. Colorado Blvd. is a quiet enclave of 176 homes called Stevens Park Village. The North Oak Cliff neighborhood, first developed by Annie Stevens between 1939 and 1941, feels homey and quaint, full of Austin stone Prairie-style cottages — even a few Dilbecks! – and bungalows with neat lawns and groomed hedges.

The homes are all sturdy, set upon the meandering tree-lined streets of the neighborhood. Though Cliff Manor Apartments, a public housing project, is just down Fort Worth Avenue from Stevens Park Village, there’s not much traffic and very little crime. It’s idyllic and charming with greenbelts and friendly neighbors.

But there’s one home that didn’t look tidy or loved, with overgrown hedges and peeling paint masking the rotted window frames. That’s the home that Donovan Westover fell in love with.

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Stevens ParkStevens Park Village is one of my favorite areas of North Oak Cliff, nestled between Colorado Boulevard and the edge of the cliff. The wide, heavily treed streets are welcoming and the Austin-stone-and-brick-houses that predominate have an intimate, quaint feel. You’ll glimpse killer views of downtown from Stevens Park Village, and neighbors get friendly at two local parks.

The older residences in the neighborhood of 176 houses were built between 1939 and 1941. Fifteen were built by Charles Dilbeck, an architect who had a way of creating imminently livable, friendly spaces.

Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred at 2329 W. Colorado Blvd., although not a Dilbeck, is a perfect example of what Stevens Park Village has to offer. Built in 1941, this three bedroom, two bath stone-and-wood cottage has beautiful hardwood floors, a fireplace, arched doorways, and corner cupboards. It is 1,541 square feet, and newly listed by Nancy Gonzales with David Griffin & Company for $249,900.

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2308 W. Colorado Boulevard

From the outside, it looks like many of the Austin stone-clad 1930s bungalows you’ll find throughout North Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village. These homes, perched along the city’s award-winning, redesigned public golf course, all have a very Lakewood-esque character, thanks to the rolling hills and well-maintained homes. Developed by Annie Stevens between 1939 and 1941, you’ll find a great mix of single-story bungalows like this one with Prairie-style abodes and even some Dilbeck-designed residences.

This particular specimen, built in 1941, has a vintage feeling exterior and completely updated interiors. The care and attention to detail, both inside and out, make this home a High Caliber Home. If you’re already falling in love with this lovely home, contact Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today. She’ll help you sail through pre-approval, while making sure you find the right loan for your home purchase.

Jump to see inside this beautiful home!

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Bison Trail Front

Backyards are great and all, but sometimes you just don’t have the wherewithal to mow the lawn every Saturday, or deal with the hassle of a pool. That doesn’t mean you have to give up having a backyard, per se. If you want lovely, relaxing views without all that hassle, then you should consider this gem at 919 Bison Trail in Stevens Wood.

Bison Trail Living

This is a great neighborhood right off of Stevens Park Golf Course, a public course in North Oak Cliff that has been recently restored to epic beauty and playability. This home has two bedrooms, two baths, almost 1,700 square feet, a two-car garage and fantastic golf course views from its elevated deck. Just below the deck is a wonderful stone patio with fire pit — no better place to roast marshmallows during the first cold snap!

Bison Trail Kitchen

Marketed by Phillip Walker of Keller Williams Elite for $399,000, this North Oak Cliff home is recently updated with tons of great features that make it move-in ready. While the listing calls this home a Midcentury Modern, I’d say it fits more in the realm of post-war contemporary. It lacks a lot of features you would usually spot in a mid-mod, including a flat or angled roof, open floor plans, wood grain accents, and atomic-era lighting.

Bison Trail Master bath

Still, this home has a wonderfully bright, warm, contemporary feel with updates in the kitchen and baths that will make any new owner happy. Fresh tile, counters, and a luxury master suite make this home a real catch. Add in the amazing view and it’ll fly off the market!

Bison Trail Deck Bison Trail Fire pit

Built in 1941, 2020 Marydale Dr. has plenty of charm and tons of updates.

When we talk about Oak Cliff, we talk a lot about Kessler Park and Winnetka Heights. But it’s time to give Stevens Park Estates a little love because there’s such great value in the area, such as this 1941 Austin stone house at 2020 Marydale Drive marketed by the Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group.

The lots, which are huge in Stevens Park, are often full of old oaks and immaculate landscaping. On Marydale, you’ll find several perfect examples, including 2020 Marydale, which has an epic outdoor living space complete with pergola. Start a little fire in the chiminea on cool nights and it’s instantly cozy.

The insides aren’t too shabby, either. You get plenty of living space in this almost 1,900-square-foot abode, including a game room with plenty of space for a pool table.

The kitchen, well, I’m picky when it comes to kitchens. I love the iridescent backsplash, the clean cabinets, the bay window, and the stainless steel appliances. The paint and the tile floor are kind of meh, though. Still, it’s got more positives than negatives.

There are two bedrooms and two fully remodeled baths in this home, which is a feat in and of itself. Bathrooms in these homes tend to be painfully small, so plenty of good updates will help buyers see past the closet-sized commode.

But think of it this way, they’ll be spending most of their time outside anyway, right?