Briarwood Beauty

Cozy cottage close to downtown Dallas shows that less can be more

Cozy cottage close to downtown Dallas shows that less can be more

4818 Purdue
This two-bedroom cottage in Briarwood at 4818 Purdue Ave. is listed at $499,000. Photo by Shoot2Sell
4818 Purdue
The formal living room has a handsome fireplace that serves as the cornerstone of the space. Photo by Ebby Halliday/Shoot 2 Sell
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The home has many updates including new paint, windows, and doors. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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The cozy sitting room is the perfect place to curl up and watch a movie. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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The kitchen features Carrara marble, updated hardware, and a new sink. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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The dining room has charming built-ins. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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The master bedroom has plenty of room for a large bed and storage furniture. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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This full bath has access to the backyard. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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The spacious guest room has multiple windows, making the room look bigger and brighter. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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This bathroom has an updated mirror and a beautiful white sink. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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A large backyard is enclosed by an eight-foot cedar privacy fence with an automatic gate. Photo by Shoot2Sell
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When you drive up to the quaint cottage at 4818 Purdue Ave., the strong sense of Americana is hard to deny. Whether it's the beautiful landscaping, the patriotic flag, or the plush pecan trees that flank the property, it's easy to imagine this place as home.

The house is rather small at 1,125 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, however the current owners showcase the possibilities with the power of furniture placement, great lighting, and valuable updates.

For starters, the whole house has new windows, doors, and a crisp paint job. Plantation shutters, new light fixtures, and Carrara marble in the kitchen also help bring this 1946 construction up to date. Other updates, like a new water heater, roof, and outdoor storage, might not be as noticeably new to a house hunter but are equally as important.

The living room, sitting room, and dining room are the prime places to entertain guests. And although the property seems completely updated, charming touches like built-in shelves and the original hardwood floors hint at the home's history.

A large backyard is enclosed by a new eight-foot cedar privacy fence with an automatic gate. The property boasts seven pecan trees, and the landscaping has been impeccably designed to create a relaxing retreat just moments from all of Dallas' hotspots.

"The Briarwood neighborhood is in high demand because of its close proximity to the shops and restaurants at and around Inwood Village," listing agent Lindsay Hagan says. "It is also close to downtown, the Galleria, and Dallas Love Field."

The price for such a convenient location is $499,000. And in a neighborhood that now includes many new constructions and with Bluffview mansions just moments away, this price is sure to appear perfect to the right buyer.