The Oak Cliff neighborhood of Elmwood is on the radar as one of Dallas' hottest neighborhoods in which to buy a house right now, and this little beauty popped up on MLS over the weekend. A professionally rehabbed cottage with magazine-worthy style, in an enviable location, with a price around $250,000 — no wonder it's already under contract.
But it does provide an example of what you can buy in this up-and-coming area at that price. The home at 1639 Homewood Pl. faces a greenbelt, meaning your view is wild grass and a curtain of crepe myrtle trees instead of neighbors. It's also about two miles from the happening Bishop Arts District, with all its hip restaurants and shops.
There's an attached one-car garage — rare for the area — and sweet curb appeal with crisp white brick and gray-blue shutters. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house feels much bigger than its 1,305 square feet thanks to vaulted ceilings, which are on full display in the living room immediately inside the front door.
The team that renovated this home has done several in the area, and you can spot their signatures of funky light fixtures, soothing colors, professionally designed closets, and on-trend elements such as barn doors.
The barn doors show up here in the master bedroom, revealing an attached bath with a faux marble floor and elegant, gold-rimmed vanity mirror. The second bath has a rich, dark brown vanity and a stripe of gray tile against the clean white. Although smaller, the other two bedrooms would serve well as a home office and guest or kid's room.
Wide-plank wood floors run throughout, balancing the gray cabinets and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen with a slightly rustic touch. The refrigerator stays, as do the stacked washer and dryer in the laundry room. A walk-in pantry feels almost decadent.
Though not entirely landscaped, the backyard is large, with a concrete patio and new board-on-board fence for privacy. It's listed for $259,900, with Brian Davis of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
We could say a little prayer for you that the contract falls through.