D Sale of the Week: 4503 Vandelia St.

This Perry Heights cottage offers charm, updated square footage, and something quite unusual: the lot next door, but only if you buy this house.

The lot next door to 4503 Vandelia is deeded for sale only to the owners of this home. photography courtesy of Choate Realty Group
This charming Perry Heights dollhouse is tucked away on .16 acres, but get this—the lot next door is deeded for sale only to the owners of this home! You must see it to believe it. The 2,246-square-foot-house has hardwoods everywhere and has been gorgeously updated; the jazzed-up kitchen features granite, stainless, and new cabinets. Plus there’s two of everything: two living areas, two bedrooms, two baths, two-car garage. Built in 1924, the house is on lockbox (translation: empty), and the buyer is said to be extremely motivated. (Extremely.) The lot is as big as a Park Cities prototype—50-by-150—but that adjacent lot sure is appealing. At this price you could expand—not that this place is a train wreck by any means—but dare I use the t word? (Teardown.) It’s at the edge of Perry, across the street from the Dallas North Tollway, and within walking distance to Whole Foods on Lemmon Avenue, a park, and tennis courts. And, duh, you have a yard! List price: $300,000. In case you want to know more about Perry heights, here’s a little number I did on that ‘hood for D Home.