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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Cliff May Home for Sale | CandysDirt.com

It’s the time of year when we look back on our accomplishments and discoveries for 2016. This Tuesday Two Hundred, published Sept. 13, was a favorite of both readers and the author! Enjoy this flashback.   

Cliff May was an midcentury architect known as the father of the California ranch home. These houses were created for the sunny and warm days and nights, with large expanses of glass to minimize the lines between indoors and outdoors. Most rooms in a May-designed home have a wonderful connection between these spaces.

We are lucky in Dallas to have quite a few May homes in East Dallas’ Casa View neighborhood. The Greater Casa View Alliance is spearheading a home tour to show off May homes and bring attention to the significant architecture of the area.

In the neighborhood, we’ve found the newly listed midcentury modern at 2508 Andrea Ln. This is a classic MCM design, with original clerestory windows, a low-slung roofline, open floorplan, and incredible views to the landscaped backyard with custom wrought iron fencing.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,337 square feet, built in 1955. Its list price is a pleasant surprise at just over $200K.

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Buckner Terrace Ranch | CandysDirt.com

If you are looking to buy in East Dallas and your budget is under $300K, the pickings are slim in most areas.

That’s one reason Buckner Terrace is an up-and-coming neighborhood, and a hidden gem. Minutes from White Rock Lake and close to downtown Dallas, this area is chock full of cute houses in the $200K range, many of them remodeled and ready for move-in.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a great example of what I’m talking about. The house at 8448 Bellingham Dr. is a top-to-bottom renovation, built in 1956 and reimagined to be fresh and stylish. It now offers an open floorplan, laminate floors, new carpet, custom cabinetry, a fireplace, new low-E windows, new doors, and a beautiful, modern kitchen.

This home has three bedrooms, two living areas, two bathrooms, and 1,758 square feet on one story.

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Weekend Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The stunning East Dallas remodeled home at 428 Edgelake Dr. is one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, in our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column, we round up the most promising and beautiful open houses. These are properties with unusual features and great looks in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time).

This week, our houses range in price from $244,700 to $999K. You’ll find a range of properties, from the renovated contemporary pictured above, to a lovely Winnetka Heights Craftsman.

 

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10930 Listi a

Creekside living on a beautiful lot usually comes at a hefty price. But our Tuesday Two Hundred is a budget-friendly find with a secluded feel.

Located at 10930 Listi Dr. in Lake Highlands, this home offers great outdoor living options, with a wraparound deck and a quiet, peaceful setting. The interior features open living and dining areas, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and a downstairs master.

This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,629 square feet on two stories, built in 1980. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Wallace Elementary, a family favorite in East Dallas.

This home was just listed Saturday, so let’s take a look before it gets snatched up!

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Lake Highland Estates

If you’re looking for an East Dallas midcentury with tons of curb appeal and a cute interior, then our Tuesday Two Hundred hits all the right notes.

Located at 214 Leda Dr., this curb appeal cutie is in Lake Highland Estates, near Easton Road and Northwest Highway (not to be confused with Lake Highlands Estates, further north). The owners have started updates, so there’s still room for buyers to put their own stamp on the place, but it’s totally livable now. Think hardwood floors, renovated master bath, new low-E windows, fresh paint, covered patio, ceiling fans, decorative lighting, sprinkler system, and a large custom utility room.

This 1953 ranch has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,259 square feet on one story. It has a nice backyard, great for families. Bonus: it’s in the attendance zone for Hexter Elementary, which scores a “9” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

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