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The Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, one of the gems of living in Oak Cliff.          Canine Model: Big Turkey

Oak Cliff covers about one third of Dallas, with a lot of variety throughout. You’re probably familiar with the small craftsman homes around Bishop Arts, the historic homesteads of Winnetka Heights, and the eclectic estates of the Kessler neighborhoods. A little further west near Hampton and south of Jefferson you’ll find many neighborhoods like the North Cliff Conservation District: adorable homes with classic architectural details and three key amenities close by.

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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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M Streets Tudor Sees Remarkable Transformation | CandysDirt.com

I’ve fallen head over heels for a 1928 M Streets Tudor, and I know you will, too.

Located at 5350 Monticello Ave. in the coveted Greenland Hills neighborhood, this stunner was taken to the studs for a whole-house renovation that reimagined every space and expanded the footprint to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, and 3,497 square feet on two stories.

“This house has all the charm and character of an old home—something that can’t be re-created with new construction—plus the functionality and amenities of new construction,” said Minnette Murray with Minnette Murray Properties, who is representing the property. “I love the 9-foot ceilings throughout, custom finishes, the perfect floorplan, and outdoor living options. This is an amazing house.”

The renovations were designed by renowned Dallas architectural firm Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro, and the quality shows through in high-end finish outs and details everywhere.

One of the challenges of older homes is a lack of space and too few bathrooms. This house solves all that with remarkable style and era-appropriate updates. I can’t wait to show it to you.

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This stunning 1925 Hollywood Heights Tudor at 6932 Santa Monica Drive is so spectacular, it was featured in the 2013 Hollywood Heights Neighborhood home tour. But life wasn’t all glamour for this adorable Tudor angel. It’s very hard to imagine, but once upon a time she stood vacant for two years. A family of raccoons even had to be evicted when the home was purchased by the present owners. Originally a duplex, the owners, both former architects, had a clear vision of the property’s potential. Working together with Perrin Scudder, of Scudder Construction, they created a wonderful single family home with immaculate style and grace, and retained the charm of the era.

Of course, they introduced modern functionality where it was needed. The result is an amazingly modern home with the bones and charm of yesteryear.

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home problems and solutionsSometimes, a darling home comes on the market and its potential is marred by cosmetic problems, poor staging, and too much clutter.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is just such a house. This North Oak Cliff Tudor is a three-bedroom, two-bath home with 1,410 square feet, built in 1924. From the outside, it’s cute as a button, and the interior has so much promise. But as you’ll see in the photos, there are numerous problems with the listing. It’s undoubtedly one of the reasons it was just reduced $10K (it is now listed for $249,000).

If you add up the cost of staging (generally 1 to 2 percent of list price) and the cosmetic fixes, it would likely ring in under that amount, in my opinion. Listing a house with these kind of issues is like throwing money out the window.

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GetMedia.ashxThere is so much to love about this 1926 Tudor I barely know where to begin. Oh wait, yes I do — on the street. Talk about curb appeal making you do a double take. Palm trees? Are we California dreaming? Is this a secret celebrity hideaway?

Jump to take a closer look inside this Greenland Hills home!

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North Oak Cliff Tudor

The Kessler Park neighborhood in North Oak Cliff is comprised of 10 separate developments dating from 1923 to 1979. The first was the Kessler Square Addition in March 1923. In November of that year, the Kessler Highlands Addition, east of Kessler Square, was added. It has long, rectangular blocks that run east-west, including Thomasson, Stewart, Kidd Springs, and Salmon, where our Thursday Three Hundred is located.

The Tudor revival at 834 Salmon Dr. is a 3-2 with 1,840 square feet, built in 1926 and beautifully renovated. The vintage charms shine through, with the original fireplace, appealing facade, and and lovely hardwoods.

It was listed March 4 by Grant Vancleve with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $389,000.

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One of the most beautiful Tudor homes in Lakewood just hit the market Friday. If you’ve ever lusted after one of these gorgeous original houses, this is a rare opportunity to own a grand 1927 beauty that has all the classic elements intact. Nancy Johnson of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has listed 6907 Lakewood Blvd. for $1,699,900. The three-bedroom, two-full-bath-and-one-half-bath home has 3,449 square feet and it’s chock full of charm at every turn. (more…)