5234 Ponderosa a

Just how how is the North Texas under-$300K market right now? The Buckner Terrace home at 5234 Ponderosa Way was listed Saturday and the deadline for all offers (plural) is today at noon. That’s how hot.

Part of its appeal is its top-to-bottom renovation by Kettering Ideas. We’ve written about them before here, here, and here, and owner Steve Kettering does simply marvelous and memorable work. You’ve got to see the “before” pictures below to properly appreciate the scale of this flip. It’s night and day.

This house has gone from dumpy to divine, a higher-end transitional remodel with a sleek, on-trend feel and new everything. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,919 square feet, built in 1965.

Now you’ll find low-E windows, rich hardwoods, new doors and fixtures, new sheetrock and insulation in some areas, recessed lighting, new privacy fence, fresh landscaping…there’s not an inch of this corner-lot property that’s not been made appealing.

What do you want to bet it goes for way over asking price?

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Greenwood Hills

The oversized midcentury brick fireplace is the focus of this Greenwood Hills living room in Richardson.

The last several years have seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of all things midcentury modern in housing. If not “straight” midcentury, then a dash of atomic era flavor. People seem to crave the clean architectural lines, emphasis on natural light, and open design concepts.

In Richardson, a popular “inner-ring” suburb of Dallas, there’ an abundance of houses built in the 1950s and early 1960s. Our Tuesday Two Hundred is an example of this style, with dashes of midcentury design throughout.

It is located at 805 Melrose Dr. in the Greenwood Hills neighborhood of Richardson. This 1960 ranch’s defining midcentury feature is an oversized brick fireplace and divider wall in the entryway and living room. Truly a fabulous design element in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,639-square-foot home.

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2959 Bay Oaks a

With our North Texas real estate market soaring, finding fabulous homes in the $300K range is getting harder. But our Tuesday Two Hundred, which just hit the market, has the look of a much more expensive home.

Located at 2959 Bay Oaks Dr. near Royal Lane and Webb Chapel Road in the Walnut Hills neighborhood, this is a recently remodeled 1950’s ranch. It now has an open floorplan, new HVAC and water heater, designer touches, and LED lighting. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,343 square feet on one story, built in 1955. Let’s take a look.

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Westglen Park

Living close to White Rock Lake is its own reward, and our Tuesday Two Hundred provides a sweet backdrop for East Dallas living in the Westglen Park neighborhood.

The house at 2144 Springhill Dr. just hit the market, a corner-lot cutie near Lakeland Drive and Ferguson Road. The house has a modest footprint, with 1,417 square feet on one story, but offers a lot of updates and features, plus a swimming pool in the backyard. This home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, built in 1954. Let’s take a look!

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Elmwood Cape Cod Transformed from Dumpy to Darling | CandysDirt.com

Every now and again, a house undergoes a total transformation. Not your average flip, these changes take downtrodden properties and make them shine.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred shows off its total rejuvenation with a top-to-bottom renovation. The house is unrecognizable from its previous state (“before” photos after the jump). What was once an eyesore is now one of the prettiest houses in the neighborhood.

Located at 1622 Melbourne Ave. in Oak Cliff, this Elmwood Cape Cod will charm your pants off with lovingly restored period details, high-end newer features, and an overall look that feels chic and approachable.It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,585 square feet on one story, built in 1948. All this for well under $300K. This house won’t last long!

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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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