If it were possible to kidnap a house, I’d be down in North Oak Cliff in a heartbeat with a truck.

Actually, I want the fireplace and I want it NOW!

When I first saw the listing, which is new, I about died. I emailed the agent feverishly and asked who the interior designers were who owned this home — so talented!

“The owners are a wonderful young couple with an eye for the aesthetic,” said Brian.  “Where else can a person get 2700 updated square feet with a pool on an excellent block of an excellent neighborhood for $369k???” 

And as an indication of how wonderful the community is, the neighbor’s kids set up an OJ stand and played the violin for guests at Brian’s Open House this past Sunday!

I’m probably going to O/D you on photos, but here’s what you need to know about 1015 North Clinton Ave:

It’s in the beautiful Kessler area of North Oak Cliff, walking distance to the Stevens Park Golf Course and significant parks, as well as to the Bishop Arts District. Period details include a large brick fireplace in the sunny living room, hardwoods throughout, and spacious room sizes. A large first floor room serves as either a study or third bedroom, in addition to a great family room with access to the sparkling pool. Two-car garage has a bonus. Built in 1924, pier and beam, updated, three bedrooms, three baths.

We should really start a CandysDirt wager on how long before this angel goes under contract, but I think that might be illegal, especially when I post it. But seriously, I bet there’s a full price contract come Sunday.

Just tell that darling neighbor kid to get out his violin! (I played violin! It’s hard!)

Price — you won’t believe: $369,000.

Who needs Palm Springs? Besides, it’s almost as hot here, right about now. This nee 1963 mid-century modern sweetheart is sleek, snazzy and will actually save on your water bills and landscape frustration. (This coming from someone with crispy critter plants!) Built into an Oak Cliff hillside at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the home is designed with drought tolerant landscaping so you can thumb your nose at the water bill and stop doing novenas for rain. Architectural design by David Braden, you get vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, brick fireplace, clerestory windows, walls of glass & all the original built-ins with wood panels. A covered dining terrace just off the main living areas is surrounded by a custom horizontal cedar slat fence. Four bedrooms, two updated baths, and just over 2000 square feet of home. I’ll be honest: I’m not fond of the laminate in the kitchen, probably because it is just what my mother had in the ’60’s. TMI, TMI. But I LOVE the bathrooms with preserved original tiles. Let me tell you, tile back then was mudded in and lasts. This house also has so much built-in storage, that’s the secret to keeping it so neat and tidy! 2816 Ilahe is listed by mid-century modern specialist Ed Murchison with Virginia Cook Realtors. And not kidding: the asking price is REALLY $209,000.

Love this bath update!