Crystal Gonzalez High Caliber Agent

If you’ve ever driven down West Davis Street toward the Bishop Arts District, you already know Crystal Gonzalez’s face. This North Oak Cliff Realtor takes great pride in representing some of the most beautiful and sought-after neighborhoods and enclaves in the area.

She’s driven, dynamic, and service-focused, earning her a near-permanent spot on “best of” lists — reason enough to call her this week’s High Caliber Agent sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. While we are always impressed with this West Texas-born gal, we wanted to find out more about her approach to building the kinds of relationships in this business that mean long-term success. This week, get to know this David Griffin & Company Realtor a little better after the jump!

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810 W 12th A

The curb appeal on this North Oak Cliff flip went from boring and bland to modern and appealing.

For fans of home renovation television shows, today’s Tuesday Two Hundred will have a satisfying feel.

The house at 810 W. 12th St. has a great location, near Jefferson and Zang in North Oak Cliff, but was pretty much a dump when it sold in July for $93,000.

A clever investor swooped in, made massive changes and improvements, and it was listed eight days ago by Jesse Flores with JP & Associates, Realtors Frisco for $282,000.north oak cliff flipAs you’ll see from the “before” photos throughout this post, the place is hardly recognizable from its former state. It went from pitiful to pristine in just under three months.

The house has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,938 square feet on two stories. The listing in July called it a “great investor’s opportunity,” and from the looks of the reno, they were correct. It has a clean, open feel, compared to cramped, dark, and dirty before. The reno doesn’t adhere to any one particular style, but all the elements work together to create a pleasant, inviting space.

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1818 W. Colorado New Front

This red brick beauty at 1818 W. Colorado is one of Stevens Park Estates original Colonial-styled estates. Built in 1935, this gorgeous home was a real trendsetter. Today it is just as stylish, with three bedrooms, four baths, a detached two-car garage, and a gated drive.

The exterior of the home has been kept as true to period as possible, says owner John D. Murray of Dallas City Center Realtors, who has listed this beautiful 3,720-square-foot estate in one of Dallas’ most sought after neighborhoods for $775,000. The roof sports Ludowici tile that has a earthy patina you’d expect from a similar property in New England, and the curb appeal is unreal thanks to the expansive front lawn and lush landscaping. Inside, though, it’s colorful and full of texture and light.

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Welcome Home! This is a tranquil and quiet neighborhood with all

 

North Oak Cliff is where you’ll find great homes, mature trees, and fantastic views that would cost thousands more elsewhere in Dallas. Take this charming midcentury ranch in the West Kessler neighborhood of Stevens Woods. Not only does this high caliber home back up to the recently redone Stevens Park Golf Course, but it also has a gorgeous pool and updates throughout. It’s so well preserved and in a truly beautiful neighborhood, and it just hit the market!

Don’t take your chances with financing on a home like this, and contact Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans to get pre-approval so you can put in a winning bid on this beauty. Deals like this don’t last long in our market, so contact Lisa for your financing needs today.

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Wonderful Tudor home...

There are pockets of delightful, historic architecture throughout Dallas, and North Oak Cliff is rich with them. One neighborhood, Hampton Hills, was billed as “Oak Cliff’s Ideal Home Place” in ads from the mid 1920s, and is comprised of about 320 craftsman bungalows, Tudor houses, and pre- and post-war cottages, making it one of the most undisturbed areas of original architecture in the city.

Hampton Hills is bounded by Clarendon Drive on the north, Wright Street on the south, Oak Cliff Boulevard on the east, and Hampton Road on the west. For today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a lovely Tudor on a quiet street in the area, 1325 Hollywood Ave. This house at is a 2-2 with 1,313 square feet, built in 1930, and it is listed for $240,000 by Mary Beth Harrison at Keller Williams’ Park Cities office.

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This house was likely built by original neighborhood developer Alf W. Sanders and it’s full of the kind of original details that make me swoon. Take, for instance, the front of the house with its unusual, decorative brickwork and steeply pitched, cross-gabled roof. This style of Tudor revival in Hampton Hills is called English Cottage and it lends a storybook feel to the neighborhood. Jump to read more and see tons of pics!

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306 N. Windomere Front

There’s something dreamy about the home as you approach it; its old-world charm and unique facade command your admiration unlike anything in the neighborhood,” said Crystal Gonzalez, a Realtor with David Griffin and owner of 306 N. Windomere, our High Caliber Home of the Week. “Call it Greek revival, call it Georgian federal, either way I can honestly say I never returned home without smiling upon arrival, it has the ‘it’ factor, like a beautiful song or special piece of art that travels with you long after you’ve experienced it. I knew from Day One I could make it my little jewel box.”

I could not dream up a better way to describe this gorgeous Winnetka Heights home, as it is totally a jewel box. Jewel-toned paint, honed surfaces, sharp style, glittering chandeliers — this home is truly one of a kind, and definitely fitting of being our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Lisa appreciates great architecture, whether modern or classic, and she knows quality when she sees it. If this jewel box is the home for you, make sure that your home loan will stand the test of time like this 1922-built home, and go with Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans today.

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229 N Brighton A

For this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re venturing out to the L.O. Daniel neighborhood of North Oak Cliff, to a renovated Craftsman at 229 N. Brighton Ave.

Listed at $225,000, this bungalow is a 3-1 with 1,378 square feet and a saltwater pool. The neighborhood is north of W. Jefferson Boulevard and adjacent to Winnetka Heights, near the intersection of W. Eighth Street and N. Rosemont Avenue. It is listed by Jenni Stolarski with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.

Built in 1921, this house sits on a tree-lined street and has wonderful curb appeal, with a wide, wood-plank front porch, hanging swing, and a ceiling fan. It also has authentic details, like painted dentil molding above the doors and along the roofline, as well a soft green, cream, and brown color palette. Jump to read more!  (more…)

Workers complete Phase One of the Oak Cliff streetcar on Thursday, May 15. (Photos: Rick Lopez)

Workers complete Phase One of the Oak Cliff streetcar at Colorado Boulevard on Thursday, May 15. (Photos: Rick Lopez)

By Rick Lopez

CandysDirt.com Contributor

If a stranger talks to an Oak Cliff homeowner about the neighborhood for a few minutes, eventually he or she will boast about one of two things: the arrival of the newest critically acclaimed restaurant in the Bishop Arts District (which changes every few months) or a streetcar that will soon connect the neighborhood with downtown Dallas.

However, the latest development on the $51 million streetcar project set to debut early next year seemed to surprise some residents: It will only operate weekdays until 7 p.m., and make only four stops before it terminates at the corner of Colorado and Zang, just east of Methodist Medical Center.

Though the stops will service a swath of new apartment communities just south of the Jefferson Viaduct, the streetcar’s final destination isn’t exactly the nexus of North Oak Cliff.

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