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Renovated homes like this one in hot Oak Cliff area don't last long

Renovated homes like this one in hot Oak Cliff area don't last long

1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale
Mature trees surround 1639 Homewood Pl., which is listed for $259,900. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale
Low-e windows and doors have been installed throughout. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale living room
The vaulted ceiling in the living room is accented by the large windows. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale living room
The wall is already HDMI-wired for a flatscreen TV, and the home features USB plugs and sockets throughout. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale dining room
Display shelves divide the living and dining room, and transition into the open kitchen. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale kitchen
Brand-new Samsung stainless steel appliances, a large undermount sink, and butcher block countertops will make any chef happy to cook here. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale dining room
A retro fixture hangs in the dining room, next to the glass door with built-in blinds that leads out to the backyard.  Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale master bedroom
The bright master suite overlooks the large backyard and features recessed lights on dimmers, a remote-operated fan, and hardwood floors. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale master bedroom
Barn doors lead to the master bathroom, while the closet spans the entire length of the left wall. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale master bathroom
A marble countertop and a Homewerks WiFi in-bath speaker system are just two of the master bathroom perks. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale closet
This is only half the closet space in the master bedroom. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale bedroom
The second bedroom looks out onto the greenbelt. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale bedroom
Custom closet shelving in the third bedroom bolsters its case for an excellent home office. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale bathroom
A 50-gallon water heater means that both showers can be used simultaneously for hot showers. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale laundry room
The full-size Whirlpool washer and dryer are included in the sale. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale backyard
A new fence and freshly poured patio lay the scene for whatever landscaping dreams you might desire. Photo courtesy of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale living room
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale living room
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale dining room
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale kitchen
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale dining room
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale master bedroom
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale master bedroom
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale master bathroom
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale closet
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale bedroom
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale bedroom
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale bathroom
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale laundry room
1639 Homewood Pl Dallas house for sale backyard

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.