briarwood

The Briarwood traditional classic at 4511 Elsby Ave. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider’s look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every week, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $430K to $849K. You’ll find a range of properties, from a Briarwood traditional classic with farmhouse touches and a long list of awesome amenities, to a Winnetka Heights Craftsman with stylish updates. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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West Kessler Heights Austin Stone Home | CandysDirt.com

There seems to be a new trend in real estate photography, and that’s shooting a property more like an interior design magazine. It creates a romantic, beautiful view of a home, with lots of close-ups of the pretty staging details.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is the recipient of this style of photography, and the results are lovely. Located at 714 N. Hampton Rd., this Austin stone traditional sits pretty on an elevated lot in North Oak Cliff’s West Kessler Heights. Built in 1941, it retains classic architectural details of the era, like original hardwoods and arched doorways, married with more modern updates, like a renovated kitchen.

Located near W. Davis Street and N. Hampton Road, this home has three bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 1,765 square feet on two stories with mature landscaping and charmed curb appeal (seriously, look at that house! Don’t you want to see more?). Let’s get started.

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dallas open houses

The home at 4321 Merrell Rd. is one of five we’re featuring this week in our open-house roundup. What a fantastic backyard!

Every week, we’re featuring five fantastic open houses in Dallas (and suburbs from time to time) here at CandysDirt.

This week, we’ve found an exceptional group of homes on the market now. They range in price from $365,000 to $760,000. You’ll find everything from one of the best Tudor renovations we’ve seen in Hollywood/Santa Monica, to a three-story townhome with views of downtown Dallas from its rooftop deck. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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dallas open houses

The home at 10119 Lanshire Dr. is one of five we’re featuring this week in our open-house roundup.

Every week, we’re featuring five fantastic open houses in Dallas (and suburbs from time to time) here at CandysDirt.

This week, we’ve picked properties that range in price from $375,000 to $875,000. You’ll find everything from a contemporary townhome in Uptown with a rooftop deck and city views, to a Far North Dallas Midcentury sitting on a secluded creek lot. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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The Park Cities home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. is one of five we're featuring in our open-house roundup this week.

The Park Cities home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. is one of five we’re featuring in our open-house roundup this week.

The Dallas housing market this week offers some particularly beautiful homes, many of which have open houses this weekend.

We’ve rounded up five that would make for a great visit. They range in price from $217,000 to $949,000, and include everything from a stately traditional Prairie in Munger Place to a Lakewood Contemporary by Durham Builders. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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The home at 6272 Mercedes Ave. is one of five we're featuring this week in our round-up of open houses.

The home at 6272 Mercedes Ave. is one of five we’re featuring this week in our roundup of open houses.

This is one of the last weekends before the holiday madness begins, so take advantage of the gorgeous days and visit some of Dallas’ open houses.

In this week’s roundup, we’re visiting neighborhoods from the M Streets and Knox-Henderson, to Swiss Avenue and Lakewood. The prices range from $420,000 to $2.295 million. We hope you make time to visit some of these open houses or others you discover—by our count, there are 193 in Dallas alone. Leave us a comment with your thoughts, or if you know of any you think we should mention next week.

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This stunning $1.6-million home is one of five houses featured this week in our weekly open house roundup.

The stunning $1.6-million home at 3826 Medallion Ln. is one of five featured in our weekly open house roundup.

True love doesn’t always show up on a first date, but at these five Dallas-area open houses this weekend, you might feel cupid’s (real estate) bow.

We’re visiting neighborhoods from Lakewood Estates to West Dallas’ Walnut Hill Highlands, to East Kessler and North Dallas. The prices range from $364,900 to $1.64 million. We hope you make time to visit some of these open houses or others you discover—by our count, there are around 180 in Dallas alone! Leave us a comment with your weekend open house discoveries.

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oak cliff income propertyIf the idea of having someone else help pay your mortgage is appealing, then consider the up-down duplex in North Oak Cliff at 1216 Kings Hwy.

Listed for $375,000 by Kathy Hewitt and Steve Habgood with the Hewitt Habgood Group of Dave Perry-Miller Intown, this duplex has two 2-1 units. Both are currently rented out to solid, long-term tenants on month-to-month leases, but they are priced under market value. Habgood said the market rate for these units could bring in as much as $3,000 per month. For a property listed under $400K, that would likely cover the entire note, and then some!

The current owner has purchased the property 16 years ago, and lived in the upstairs unit for nine years, Habgood said. The Craftsman home was built in 1923, and he has done a lot of restoration work. He replaced the concrete footers and headers in front, put in new brick support beams, insulated all the exterior walls and attic, added a two-car detached garage, and added new electrical and HVAC to both units. He also sanded and repainted the exterior with Tex-Cote paint, a thicker paint with special reflective pigments that can lower surface temperatures significantly, meaning lower heating and cooling bills.

Let’s take a look inside this Craftsman duplex and check out its potential as an income property.

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