Cardinal Lane

Oakhurst is all about potential. With its proximity to downtown and the Trinity Vision Project, values have nowhere to go but up. It’s been almost exactly one year ago that we visited Oakhurst, and in that period prices have held steady, but there is a catch — houses move quickly here. The Maple Street listing we covered was under contract before we could post. So I jumped on 2107 Cardinal Lane when it came on the market a mere 24 hours ago.

John P. King and Henry King began developing the neighborhood through their Oakhurst Land Company, Inc. in 1923 and their vision remains true today. (more…)

“Eight minutes from Main Street — paved all the way!” So said the boosters for Oakhurst in the 1920s. Always in search of the ever more elusive starter home, a post on Oakhurst, a neighborhood just east of downtown on the National Register of Historic Places is long overdue. Add into the mix a proud neighborhood association, attractive parks, and close proximity to the Trinity Vision Project, and the future for Oakhurst looks better than bright.

With charming street names like Primrose, Bluebonnet, and Mapleleaf  and quaint cottages from the 1920s through 1940s Oakhurst is reminiscent of Oak Cliff with pricing where Oak Cliff was a decade or so ago. But if you want a piece of the area you had better hurry. Upscale development has already begun along Oakhurst Scenic Drive which will only serve as a catalyst for further development and put additional upward pressure on prices.

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scenic bluffThe neighborhood of Scenic Bluff has been described as a great neighborhood for new buyers looking for proximity to downtown and the Stockyards, but also want greenspace, yards, and a bit more privacy than the average apartment provides.

Which is why this adorable cottage at 2521 Dalford Street is a perfect example of what you can find in the Scenic Bluff neighborhood. It’s just a quick scoosh from Oakhurst Scenic Drive, where you can enjoy gorgeous greenspace overlooking the Trinity River, with its walking area and views of the city.

In the case of this two-bedroom, one bath home built in 1941, the sellers have done much to retain the original charm but still appeal to modern needs. The hardwoods throughout are original to the home, and there are original built-ins and moldings throughout as well.

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Bevans Place

Bevans Place? The moniker may be forgotten except as a designation for TAD, but the established mid-century neighborhood abutting Oakhurst (one of our favorite in town, enclaves on the way up) is also poised for appreciation.

Nearby, the Race Street development with a $5.6 million commitment in city infrastructure funding, from the urban village program, and vigorous building in Six Points, should serve as an additional dynamo to the revitalization of the area. (more…)

(Full disclosure: I’m a Williams Trew Real Estate agent representing this development, but I’d be just as excited about it regardless.)

Allow me to introduce you to Fort Worth’s newest (and only) single-family, new urban construction, under-$400,000-priced homes located less than seven minutes from downtown Fort Worth.

Where else can you find such an offering?  You won’t find this offered in San Antonio.  You can’t find that product in Houston.  And this housing certainly doesn’t exist in Big D. Yes, literally 2.4 miles from these new homes is Sundance Square, Bass Hall, and world-class shops and restaurants.

Meet The Bluffs at River East.

 

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Up and ComingLooking for a first home in an older neighborhood at a reasonable price point?  Or are you on the hunt for value with the greatest possibility for maximum appreciation? There is still value in Fairmount if you’re willing to look hard enough and undertake a major project. But if you have the pioneer spirit and want to get in on the ground floor, you might take a look at three up-and-coming neighborhoods. (more…)

Lakewood Contemporary Soars In Our Weekly Roundup of Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The Lakewood contemporary at 3406 Oakhurst St. is one of our three featured open houses this week.

Do you love a modern marvel of a home as much as we do? Then cast your gaze toward the Lakewood contemporary that tops our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week. This renovated beauty is one of three we’re featuring, and you’ll be wondering how to pick your favorite. 

They range in price from$724,000 to $1.05 million and include an Oak Cliff Tudor with a fairy tale backyard and a Mockingbird Park beauty with classic good looks, reimagined hit a buyer’s checklist. 

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GetMedia-1Class, taste and style. That’s the only way to accurately describe this home. So often in Dallas real estate, you’ll find a great deal of money poured into a house does not result in coming close to any of those descriptive words. This classic English country cottage in Preston Hollow’s Sunnybrook estates fits perfectly into all of those categories. In fact the 4.9 acre estate, with two putting greens, is a hole in one. Why are there two putting greens, you ask? (more…)