Elmwood

Over the past year, the Elmwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff has surged in popularity. Here, houses are around 1,500 to 1,600 square feet, usually three bedroom, and often under $300K. That affordability, coupled with the lovely topography and proximity to downtown Dallas, have buyers snatching up the Elmwood homes that hit the market (you can see three recent listings I’ve written about here, here, and here).

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a great example of what’s available, located at 1715 Lansford Ave., near W. Claredon Drive and S. Edgefield Avenue. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,459 square feet on one story, built in 1947. This same house further north in Oak Cliff would be in the mid-$400s, says listing agent Crystal Gonzalez with David Griffin & Company Realtors.

“It’s hard to find a 3-2 brick house in Oak Cliff that’s in good condition for under $300,000,” Gonzalez said. “Elmwood still has a lot of character, with Tudors and cottage-style homes, but it has affordability — you can buy these great houses for less, which you really can’t do from I-30 down to 12th street.”

With recent renovations and cute curb appeal, this home offers a lot to buyers.

“The cool thing about this house is it has two living areas, which is great because you can still keep a formal area and have a big open space to entertain in with the kitchen and den,” Gonzalez said. “It’s near walking trails and in the heart of Elmwood, which has nice topography and lots of trees.”

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Whispering hills

Our Tuesday Two Hundred takes us to Whispering Hills for a renovated home near near Walnut Street and Audelia Road, just north of the 635 loop in North Dallas.

Located at 10136 Rita Rd., this home is lovely inside and out, fully updated with a new kitchen, fresh paint, and new flooring. It has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,385 square feet on one story, built in 1978. Bonus: there’s a swimming pool in back. Let’s take a look!

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Bud Oglesby Townhome in the Heart of Oak Lawn | CandysDirt.com

Bud Oglesby’s architectural work is a Dallas treasure, and we have lots of it. Today’s Tuesday Two Hundred is a Oglesby-designed townhome in the heart of the Oak Lawn neighborhood.

Located at 2727 Hood St. Apt. 107, this townhome is a midcentury modern masterpiece, built in 1964 and extensively updated in a way that adds to the character of the era’s architecture and adds the kind of modern amenities buyers love. And it’s well under $300K, so don’t expect this one to stay on the market long.

The design is contemporary, with an open living and dining room, a dreamy kitchen, and gorgeous bathrooms. This unit has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 972 square feet on two stories. Let’s take a look!

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buckner terrace

Buckner Terrace is an East Dallas neighborhood full of happy real estate surprises. Lots of people are buying the  1960’s and 70’s houses there and renovating them to be simply marvelous.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is one example at 5019 Colter Way, near Samuell Boulevard and North Jim Miller Road. This ranch-style home was pretty blah in its past — check out the “before” pictures after the jump below. But as you can see from the “after” photos, it’s everything a buyer could want now: open floorplan, dreamy kitchen with quartz countertops, sleek finishes, recessed lights, and a decidedly contemporary feel throughout.

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,060 square feet on one story, built in 1966. Let’s take a look!

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1512 Elmwood a

Deep in the heart of Oak Cliff is a swath of land that was once the Tennessee Farm Dairy. These gently rolling, tree-shaded hills sit above the banks of Cedar Creek and are now home to the Elmwood neighborhood.

On the Elmwood Branch greenbelt, our Tuesday Two Hundred is located near Wright Street and North Edgefield Avenue at 1512 Elmwood Blvd. This 1939 cottage sits among other 1930’s and 40’s homes, Tudors, and Craftsman bungalows.

This house is nicely updated in the kitchen and bathrooms, but maintains the charms of its era, like arched doorways and original hardwood floors. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,178 square feet, it’s a modest footprint. But it packs a lot of punch into its petite size, making the most of the space and exuding a cozy, cottage chic that is, frankly, adorable.

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Irwindell

We love a great before-and-after, and our Tuesday Two Hundred tells a compelling story. This 1928 North Oak Cliff Tudor was uninhabitable until 2015, when huge renovations restored this beauty and made it into the cozy, stylish home you see today.

Located at 502 S. Westmoreland Rd. in the Irwindell neighborhood (just south of West Jefferson Boulevard), this Tudor is completely reimagined with an open concept floorplan and modern amenities buyers love, like a brand new kitchen with farm sink and open shelving. But the original character of the home shines, too, with details like glass doorknobs and restored fireplace.

“All the improvements were completed in August 2015 and made to reflect the charm and character of this late 20’s-built home in Irwindell,” said listing agent Mark Lucisano with Keller Williams—Dallas Park Cities. “This home is located one mile from Westmoreland DART station and all of the great shops and eats in Bishop Arts.”

It’s a modest footprint, with two bedrooms, one bathrooms, and 1,105 square feet, but this home packs a lot into that space and makes the most of its size. We’re impressed!

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Forest Ridge North

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a renovated beauty in a Forest Ridge North cul-de-sac with lots to offer a discerning buyer.

Located at 12347 High Meadow Pl. near I-635 and Marsh Lane, this home has been updated inside and out. Think fresh paint and quartz counters, cedar wood accents and hardwood floors, open floorplan and vaulted ceilings.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,616 square feet on one story, built in 1962. Let’s take a look!

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Elmwood Home

Historic, vintage appeal meets modern, hip style in our Tuesday Two Hundred, a 1935 Elmwood home in Oak Cliff.

Located at 1230 Elmwood Blvd., the renovations to this sweet spot create an upgraded, high-tech home with personality galore. The renovations are well above what you’d expect to find in a home under $300K. For example, a home automation system works in concert with smart light switches throughout the home, Amazon Echo, Nest thermostat, garage door, and smoke/carbon dioxide detectors. Another high-end splurge: quartz countertops in the kitchen, bathrooms, and bar area.

This home has two bedrooms, two living areas, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 1,616 square feet on two stories, located nearW. Clarendon Drive and S. Edgefield Avenue. It just listed New Year’s Day, so let’s take a look before some lucky buyer swoops in and makes an offer.

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