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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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Elmwood Home

Historic, vintage appeal meets modern, hip style in our Tuesday Two Hundred, a 1935 Elmwood home in Oak Cliff.

Located at 1230 Elmwood Blvd., the renovations to this sweet spot create an upgraded, high-tech home with personality galore. The renovations are well above what you’d expect to find in a home under $300K. For example, a home automation system works in concert with smart light switches throughout the home, Amazon Echo, Nest thermostat, garage door, and smoke/carbon dioxide detectors. Another high-end splurge: quartz countertops in the kitchen, bathrooms, and bar area.

This home has two bedrooms, two living areas, one full bathroom, one half bath, and 1,616 square feet on two stories, located nearW. Clarendon Drive and S. Edgefield Avenue. It just listed New Year’s Day, so let’s take a look before some lucky buyer swoops in and makes an offer.

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2000 Mayflower Front

This traditional in Stevens Park Estates is rather unassuming from the curb, but it hides a wonderful surprise — a beautifully remodeled interior complete with attic conversion, all of which absolutely exudes that midcentury modern style that Millennials are so hot for.

Yes, this two-story, four-bedroom, three-bath home in one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of North Oak Cliff is spacious inside with a wonderfully open first floor, spacious and bright bedrooms, plus a first-floor master with a gorgeous private bath. What a great listing from the Hewitt & Habgood group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate!

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W. Colorodo IHOTW

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is an Oak Cliff Colonial that is a perfect vision of genteel American living. It’s beautifully restored and styled with timeless good taste. We think it would be an ideal location for a Ralph Lauren commercial, so location scouts take note! The two-story home is located in Stevens Park Estates at 1939 West Colorado Boulevard and listed by Jessica Benson of Door Texas Realty for $1.1 million. (more…)

Cape Cod CottageOur Saturday Six Hundred is a Cape Cod cottage at 2030 Mayflower Drive in Stevens Park Estates that is absolutely charming.

This is one of the most established and desirable neighborhoods in Oak Cliff with about 200 homes — most built in the 1920s and 1930s. Enormous oak and elm trees shade every street, and the neighborhood is bounded by Stevens Park Golf Course. It’s peaceful and quiet, and it’s hard to believe you can be in the center of downtown Dallas in mere minutes. It also boasts some unique features. For instance, when the development was conceived in 1926, play parks were designed at the end of each block so children could play safely. That same thoughtfulness continues today with a dedicated neighborhood association that hosts gatherings throughout the year.

This is a terrific place to live and Melissa O’Brien with the Bleeker O’Brien Group at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has the perfect home for you.

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S. Edgefield HCHOTW

If you’ve been ogling over those cute tiny homes that are popping up everywhere, but you’re not sure if a life on wheels or in the boonies for you, this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Bart Thrasher shows that you can live itty bitty in the city.

Bart, who lives in Winnetka Heights with his wife, Karen, and son, Henry, knows a thing or two about good construction. Bart is a contractor and Karen is an incredibly talented architect, and with all that know-how between them they founded Thrasherworks, a boutique architecture and design firm based right in North Oak Cliff. And in Bart’s opinion, this property is perfect for those who believe in the gospel of minimalism and the zen of tidying up.

No wonder this unique Craftsman in Winnetka Heights is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. While this listing is in contingency (the buyers are waiting to sell their current home), it doesn’t hurt to be prepared should it go back on the market. Call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans today to get your pre-approval in line so you can put your highest and best offer in on this tiny home should you get a second chance!

342 S. Edgefield Front Porch

The front porch of 342 S. Edgefield has a hidden secret …

Jump to see the brilliant open floor plan and excellent storage inside this adorable Winnetka Heights Craftsman cottage!

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Site Plan (top is West), courtesy of Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities released more details about its project planned at Zang and Davis near the Bishop Arts District. The residential components offer a variety of types and sizes to appeal to a range of budgets and lifestyles.

Most controversially, the second phase North Site plan includes a set of 30-38 brownstones with single units — each three to three-and-a-half stories high, made of high quality materials, and with walk-out roof terraces. The Towns on Zang product would likely be a great addition to the neighborhood if the front entrance stoops weren’t so devoid of character, but the question is whether Crescent would develop the property themselves, or sell to another developer. Their portfolio doesn’t include multi-level brownstones currently, and according to neighborhood watchdog Councilman Scott Griggs, their plan is to change the overlay to allow residential, then sell.

The current zoning overlay requires one-story retail frontage all along Zang Blvd. Removing the requirement for retail frontage would allow even dingy apartments to be built. Griggs insists upon including stipulations for street-access units if/when changing the zoning overlay. If this is the plan, let’s just make it part of the plans! But Crescent seems unwilling to make that concession. All we have is their word — and better pictures promised in a few months.

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KESSLER PLAZA 2510 W 10th Street Front

It’s rare to find an adorable home at an affordable price in a North Oak Cliff neighborhood that is seeing dramatic price increases and appreciation. I mean, this area of Dallas is growing like gangbusters, attracting more and more Millennials, so prices are increasing along with gentrification.

But this home just west of Hampton Road in Kessler Plaza is not only a cutie from the curb, but it’s a tremendous value considering that in this area, similar homes are being marketed for much more — nearly $50,000 in some cases!

KESSLER PLAZA 2510 W 10th Street porch

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