2615 Burlington a

There’s been a lot of attention lately to our North Texas real estate market—it’s one of the hottest in the nation, if not the hottest.

With that growth, prices have increased exponentially. It’s getting pretty hard to find a single family home for under $200K in Dallas. But they do exist! Proof: this cute traditional home in North Oak Cliff at 2615 Burlington Blvd.

Located near W. Claredon Drive and S. Hampton Road in the Crawford Park neighborhood (next to Winnetka Heights), this house has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and 1,175 square feet, built in 1945. Its curb appeal is darling, the interior is updated, and it retains a lot of vintage personality.

Another effect of our market’s popularity is that homes under $200K get snapped up quickly. So let’s take a look before it goes under contract.

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Winsome Winnetka Heights Prairie | CandysDirt.com

There’s something truly charmed about a historic home in Dallas. We don’t have that many of them (with more disappearing every year), and many haven’t been kept in good condition over the years.

That’s just two reasons why today’s Thursday Three Hundred was such a pleasure to discover. The home at 211 N. Edgefield Ave. is a winsome Prairie-style Four Square in North Oak Cliff’s Winnetka Heights. Its big spaces and light-filled rooms flow easily and this 1924 structure has been lovingly maintained.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,398 square feet on two stories, this is a good-sized house for the era. The location is prime, and the price is right. Let’s take a look before a buyer snatches it up.

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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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701 S. Clinton Front

Winnetka Heights is a real treasure of a neighborhood, one of the largest and oldest historical districts in Dallas — it was established in 1910. Driving or walking through its tree-lined streets in North Oak Cliff, the architecture shines. Prairie and Craftsman houses dominate the area.

Our Friday Five Hundred stands out with its color, character, and conveniences. Located at 701 S. Clinton Ave., this Craftsman has been painstakingly updated with modern amenities, but still retains the charmed feel you can only get in a historic house. It’s got five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,958 square feet on two stories, built in 1930. Vintage features, like the wide front porch and coffered ceilings in the formal dining room, marry beautifully with updated features, like the backyard hot tub under a pergola and open concept kitchen.

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Once upon a time, a clever architect and a talented interior designer bought a 1927 Prairie cottage in Winnetka Heights and, of course, they completely transformed it. Now a lucky buyer can reap the benefits of their hard work and nab this move-in ready cutie at 110 N. Edgefield in this hotter than hot neighborhood if they move very fast. (more…)

6317 Bryan a

The master bedroom at the historic Old East Dallas Tudor at 6317 Bryan Pkwy. is a thing of beauty, and it’s in one of our five featured open houses this week.

If you’re trying to come up with a way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom (or mom stand-in), consider taking her to some of fabulous Dallas open houses in this week’s CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column.

Every Thursday, we pick five open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This week, our houses range in price from $399,500 to $635K. You’ll find a range of properties, from an Old East Dallas historic Tudor with fabulous spaces, to an updated transitional ranch-style home in Midway Hills. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Ron Shumway Murder

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We all had our suspicions news broke the news last year about a body found, encased in concrete, in the backyard of 725 N. Winnetka after the home’s sale. After all, the owner, former DART bus driver Ron Shumway, had been missing for some time. It wasn’t until later that Rachel Stone at the Oak Cliff Advocate discovered that the sale occurred after Shumway hadn’t been seen for six months.

Now Dallas Police have confirmed that the body in the backyard is indeed Shumway, and have issued a warrant for the arrest of Christopher Brian Colbert, the 43-year-old who posed as Shumway to Realtors and Chicago Title Company in order to sell Shumway’s home last year.

The home, which Colbert sold for $130,000, was later flipped several times until it was purchased by the investor who discovered the body during renovations.

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Historic Craftsman style home in Winnetka Heights. Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography

Historic Craftsman style home in Winnetka Heights. (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

One of the hardest things in the world is finding the perfect neighborhood and home to call yours. When I moved back to Dallas from Arizona, I wanted what I had there — diversity, architecture with character, and a place that I could grow a garden. Yes, I’m an urban gardener. Guilty as charged!

I was about to give up on my search until I happened to drive past a big old building that looked like a YMCA — stucco, flat roof, and trees. It took almost a year to make it happen, but my dreams came true in Oak Cliff.

My neighborhood is still “emerging,” but I’ve been lucky enough to have the Winnetka Heights gang adopt me as one of their own, and now I don’t plan on ever leaving my own Home Idea Factory.

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