dallas open houses

The Uptown loft at 1999 McKinney Ave. No. 603 is one of our 5 featured open houses for this weekend.

If the State Fair is not your thing this weekend, make time to visit these five open houses around Dallas. They represent diverse neighborhoods, from Uptown and East Kessler Park, to Northwest Dallas and Turtle Creek. The prices range from the $289,000 to $749,500, and the styles of these houses and condos run the gamut from modern industrial in Uptown to a 2012 David Weekley in Far North Dallas that still has the new-house smell.

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Kings Highway CraftsmanOne of the most appealing things about North Oak Cliff (in a long list of wonderful, charming things) is that every house is like a snowflake: special and unique. No cookie-cutter, boring real estate here.

So the fact that we’re in the same Kings Highway Conservation District neighborhood for this week’s Thursday Three Hundred as last week’s house might give you a moment of déjà vu, but these North Oak Cliff Craftsman houses each have their own personality and style.

Today’s house is at 906 N. Edgefield Ave., a 3-2 built in 1925 with 1,558 square feet and a master bedroom addition that adds a private retreat and second bathroom to the home.Kings Highway CraftsmanThe house is a half mile west of Kidd Springs Park, with its large spring-fed lake, a swimming pool, softball field, butterfly garden, and a rec center that overlooks the lake. A half mile to the east of the house is the Stevens Park Golf Course, often referred as the “Little Augusta” of North Texas.

The wide, open front porch is a friendly welcome for visitors, and a porch swing promises relaxing family time. This house is newly listed by Ged Dipprey at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $315,000.

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Oak Cliff Craftsman What a treat, to find a house this completely adorable and both beautifully maintained and remodeled. The North Oak Cliff Craftsman at 615 N. Clinton Ave. is the total package: location, curb appeal, personality, function, flow, and price. It’s our Thursday Three Hundred and it’ll knock your socks off.

Built in 1923, this bungalow is newly listed and offers three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,298 square feet on two stories, huge for a home of this era. It’s one of the larger homes of its kind in the area.

Oak Cliff Craftsman

I mentioned the location, right? It’s in the heart of North Oak Cliff near Davis and Polk streets in the Kings Highway Conservation District. From here, you can walk to the Bishop Arts District, Kessler Theater, restaurants, and the Twelve Hills Nature Center, with its butterfly garden and a trail that runs the perimeter of its five acres through flowering native plants and shrubs.

The houses in this area were built primarily in the 1910s and 1920s. The most commonly represented styes are Craftsman, Prairie, Eclectic, and Tudor. It makes for an utterly delightful neighborhood with historic charm and memorable architecture.

The original list price in May was $435,000, reduced twice to its current list price, $385,000 (the listing agent is Melissa Oates with Allie Beth Allman). It’s currently under active open contract, so let’s enjoy a virtual tour before the final deal is closed.

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midway hollow homeThe Midway Hollow area is a perennial favorite for buyers looking for an established neighborhood inside the LBJ loop with personality, affordability, and proximity to central Dallas.

With about 2,200 houses, Midway Hollow fits the bill. Established in the 1950s, the neighborhood is full of ranch-style houses, cottages, and midcentury gems. Today’s Thursday Three Hundred at 9463 Green Terrace Dr. is a traditional ranch located on a secluded cul-de-sac in the heart of Midway Hollow (the boundaries are Marsh Lane on the west, Walnut Hill on the north, Midway on the east, and Northwest Highway on the south).

midway hollow homeAs Dallas Realtor Douglas Newby notes, “Midway Hollow has drawn young professionals and families from across the city who enjoy good architecture, large lots, tree shaded streets, and the vibrancy of a neighborhood being rejuvenated. Fine private academies such as Ursuline, Hockaday, and ESD are very close.”

From the manicured landscaping to the artfully appointed interior, this home feels polished and complete, with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and 1,973 square feet. It is newly listed by Mark Storer at Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $398,000.

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M-Streets Tudor

If you’ve always wanted to live in a home that looks like it belongs in a fairytale, then today’s Thursday Three Hundred is your wish come to market.

The M-Streets Tudor at 5355 McCommas Blvd. captivates with corner-lot curb appeal, from the steeply pitched roof and bright red door to stone-and-wood siding and arching shade trees. This 1946 house is pure romance and charm, both inside and out, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,485 square feet. It is listed by Julie Coats Frakes with Allie Beth Allman for $395,000.

Located just two blocks from Glencoe Park, it’s situated in a coveted neighborhood, on the northern edge of Greenland Hills. The picturesque streets are filled with historic revival houses, many of which are also Tudor-style versions of English cottages. This architectural continuity, along with the gently rolling hills and canopy of pecan and oak trees, makes for a congenial, enchanting feel.

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Lakewood cottage

All photos: Shoot2Sell

The M-Streets in Lakewood is a highly coveted neighborhood, with charming architecture, tree-lined streets, and a fantastic close-to-everything location.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred at 6335 Malcolm Dr. is everything you’d hope for in an M-Streets house, with darling curb appeal, a cozy interior with hardwoods, and a right-sized backyard with a deck. This 1940s traditional is located in the Wilshire Heights neighborhood near Abrams Road and E. Mockingbird Lane and is listed by Robin Norcross with Nathan Grace Real Estate for $389,000 (lowered $10,000 this week).

Lakewood cottage Lakewood cottage

It is not a large house, at 1,246 square feet, but the interior layout makes good use of the space and, as Norcross pointed out to me, several of the neighboring houses have second-story additions built on, which is a possibility for this house, as well. I personally think the smaller footprint is an appealing aspect of this Lakewood cottage, especially when you consider the guest quarters in back (a full bedroom and bathroom).

Another big draw for this house is its elementary school: it is zoned for Stonewall Jackson in Dallas ISD, which has a GreatSchools Rating of 10, the highest-possible score.

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Athena unit 1416 Views

It was chilly and foggy when the photographer took these photos, but on clear days you get a great view of downtown from this building.

How much is a view of downtown Dallas worth to you? I mean, when you’re shopping for a high-rise unit, you’re going to have limited outdoor space. That’s a given. So the views have to really be fantastic. So really, how much is a view of the skyline, one of the most distinctive in the United States, worth to you?

Is it worth $1 million? $700,000?

What if I told you that you could have a luxurious condo with fantastic amenities and downtown Dallas views for less than $350,000? You can with this beautiful unit inside the Athena, owned by none other than Mary Jane Young.

We enjoy incredible downtown views from every room,” Young said. “These views are normally only found in properties double the price point.”

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13016 Fall Manor Front
When Brittney Warren, a dynamo of a Realtor with Rogers Healy and Associates, told me about this updated 1970s contemporary inside Richardson ISD, I found it hard to believe the price: $319,900.
That’s a rare bird if anything, to find a home in this area at that price. But to see one that is updated, open, and has a lovely pool in the backyard is a fantastic find!

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