Tuesday Two Hundred: Impeccably Restored Prairie-Style Home Within Stumbling Distance of Bishop Arts District

Published June 5, 2012 by Joanna England

What has four bedrooms, three baths, and a gigantic backyard? It’s 719 North Madison Ave. in North Oak Cliff.

The cheerful and freshly painted prairie-style home marketed by Susan Melnick of Virginia Cook Realtors is the perfect place for someone looking to move across the Trinity. And at just $285,000, it’s affordable, too!

Of course, it’s got all the accoutrements you’d expect from a newly updated historic home — granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, energy-saving windows — and a completely blank slate for a backyard.

Seriously, you could do ANYTHING back there, which is what most Oak Cliff residents do. Chicken Coop, vegetable garden, or, if it gets too hot, you could put in a dumpster pool!

Yes, that’s right. DUMPSTER POOL!

But even without a dumpster pool, all 2,500 square feet of this home are super cool. Check out the French doors that separate the living areas. And the bathrooms are very sleek, and probably still smell like fresh paint!

But if you’re moving to Oak Cliff, it’s all about location, and 719 North Madison Avenue has it. This house is just two and a half blocks from all of the quirky restaurants and shops that call the Bishop Arts District home.

Of course, since you’ll be living so close, you won’t need to navigate the district’s abysmal parking lots. You’ll ride your bike or you’ll bring Fido along for a walk!

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at CandysDirt.com